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Prediction: Real Madrid vs Betis

Stefan Budur in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 21 May 2024

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Verdict: Real Madrid over 2.75 goals

Best odds: 2.05

Bookmaker: ZetBet

Real Madrid’s Champions League Final preparations are ongoing with another La Liga game, this time against Betis. The match will be played Saturday night at Santiago Bernabeu and will conclude a beneficial season for both sides who reached their La Liga targets.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid are heading towards the end of what looks to be another exceptional season with more silverware won domestically and in Europe. While the Galacticos finished the business in La Liga by regaining their champion crown from bitter rivals Barcelona, a trip to London on 1st June might add another Champions League trophy to their name.

With Barcelona and Atletico Madrid underperforming during the entire season, Carlo Ancelotti’s team cruised in great style towards their 36 Champions of Spain title. Los Blancos had virtually no opponent this term suffering a single defeat during their entire La Liga campaign, proving once more to be at another level in Spanish football. However, despite their incredible home record (16 wins, 2 draws), the single defeat in the Spanish’s top flight came at the expense of city rivals Atletico Madrid (3-1).

Furthermore, the hosts proved once more their status as the best European football team of the last decade by reaching the Wembley Stadium final, after knocking out heavyweights Manchester City and Bayern Munich. Although Real Madrid was seen as underdogs against City, according to bookies, Carlo Ancelotti proved once more why he is the best football manager of his generation.

The versatile Italian boss outclassed Pep Guardiola and Thomas Thuchel, with a tactical masterclass the players followed brilliantly, leading Los Blancos to the showdown at Wembley Stadium against Borussia Dortmund. More so, Madrid is firing on all cylinders scoring four goals past Villareal at Estadi de la Ceramica in a 4-4 blockbuster.

Team News

David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni are set to miss the remaining two games of the season, including the Champions League final. However, Carlo Ancelotti is thrilled to have some of his star players back in action. Although the Italian boss has Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao back in contention, their return was excellently managed with both stars set to hit full match fitness before travelling to London.

Betis

With La Liga’s competitive championship growing exponentially in recent years with new teams joining the fight for a place that will guarantee European football next season, Betis has reached its mark. The visitors secured the 7th place, which will have them play in the next season of the Conference League, regardless of the Bernabeu match outcome.

A final 3rd sprint from Betis that saw Manuel Pellegrini’s side lose a single game in the last seven rounds propelled the visitors back to Europe. However, Real Sociedad ended Betis’ recent invincibility with a surprising 2-0 win at Benito Villamarin (0-2), giving their rivals the 3rd La Liga defeat in front of their fans.

In what seems to be a holiday trip for the visitors, the hosts are ready to unleash the cannon on their rivals after a few recent h2h home disappointing results that saw Real Madrid winning a single game against their opponent (W1D2L2). Furthermore, with Real Madrid proving recently a high goal-scoring appetite, Betis needs to maintain focus to avoid a shameful defeat.

Team News

Isco will not be able to face his former team where he had the best spell of his career winning trophies with Real Madrid. The experienced attacking midfielder is out with a broken fibula and will most likely miss the next preseason games. Centre forward Willian Jose aims to hit his 15-goal mark this campaign and net at least once at Santiago Bernabeu.

Key factors to consider

  • Real Madrid won La Liga losing a single match (3-1 to Atletico Madrid)
  • The hosts are in excellent form before welcoming Betis to Bernabeu, scoring 17 goals in their last five rounds
  • Carlo Ancelotti will most probably line up the best players as a final test to the Wembley Champions League final against Dortmund
  • Betis qualified to play in the next season of the Conference League following a strong finish with a single defeat in the last seven rounds
  • The visitors managed to remain undefeated in the last two games played against Real Madrid (D2)

Conclusion

With the Champions League final around the corner, Real Madrid is set to end their preparations with a comfortable win against Betis. Furthermore, since the visitors already reached their target and Los Blancos displayed a great scoring appetite, we expect Carlo Ancelotti’s team to put 3 or more past Betis.

Verdict: Real Madrid over 2.75 goals

Best odds: 2.05

Bookmaker: ZetBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stefan Budur


Former owner of Betting Mojo, experienced bettor and former punter at Betadvisor, Stefan has done it all when it comes to soccer betting. With more than 15 years of experience in the gambling industry, he gained a lot of knowledge that he'd like to share with SoccerNews.com readers so you can position yourself better every time you place a bet.

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