Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between Real Betis and Real Madrid and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
The last La Liga match on Saturday sees Real Betis play host to Real Madrid at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville.
After finishing a respectable sixth last season, Betis have begun the new campaign with two 1-1 draws. Admittedly, on paper at least, the Verdiblancos should have won them. Instead, they dropped valuable points to leave them 10th in La Liga ahead of their first true test of the campaign.
Compared to Betis, Real Madrid have enjoyed a smoother start to the season. Carlo Ancelotti is unbeaten in his first two games (W1 D1) back as head coach, although he continues to struggle with an unsettled back-line.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Real Betis don’t hold a reputation of being a high-scoring team. The Verdiblancos have only found the back of the net 12 times in the last 10 La Liga fixtures, creating an average of just 1.2 goals per game. However, they were very solid in defense, with 9 goals conceded, which is a highly respectable average of 0.9 per game. Strangely enough, they managed just 3 clean sheets in of these matches.
Despite conceding 4 goals already this season, Real Madrid still have no troubles in the goal department. In their last 10 La Liga fixtures, Los Blancos hit the target 2.1 times on average per game, scoring 21 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 8 goals, an average of 0.8 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
Stats and facts for Real Betis and Real Madrid.
Fun stats Real Betis
- Real Betis unbeaten the last 13 matches in a row;
- Real Betis unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Real Betis’s last 7 of 9 matches;
- Real Betis scored in the last 11 of 13 matches.
Fun stats Real Madrid
- Real Madrid unbeaten the last 20 matches in a row;
- Real Madrid unbeaten the last 16 matches in a row when playing away;
- Real Madrid has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Real Madrid has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away.
Form Real Betis vs Real Madrid
The hosts continue to look blunt.
Real Betis go into this encounter on the back of a miserable form in previous games. Crossing over from the old into the new season, Manuel Pellegrini’s men experienced a 3-2 win against Celta Vigo and went on to a 1-1 draw against Mallorca before serving up a 1-1 draw against Cadiz in their previous 3 matches.
Los Blancos staying within expectations
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Real Madrid in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. Crossing over from the old into the new season, Carlo Ancelotti’s men experienced a 2-1 win against Villarreal and went on to a 4-1 win against Deportivo Alaves before serving up a 3-3 draw with Levante in their previous 3 matches.
Real Betis v Real Madrid Fixture History
The last time Real Betis squared up against each other Real Madrid, the match bored the socks off the crowd as it fizzled out in a boring 0-0 draw.
The home side enter the match against Real Madrid with a 3-2-5 record in their previous 10 encounters in La Liga. To put that otherwise, Real Betis claimed a 30% win ratio, with the visitors winning 50% of the last 10 encounters.
Man of the Moment
It is tempting to look at Borja Iglesias and Nabil Fekir as the possible marksmen for Real Betis. Keep an eye out for Karim Benzema to provide Real Madrid with the thing every football team needs: goals. He has been on the right spot 4 times in 6 appearances.