Sportswizz previews and predicts the league match between Real Betis and Real Madrid played at Benito Villamarín.

Los Blancos travel to Andalusia on Sunday to play Los Verdiblancos at their home stadium Benito Villamarín. This encounter is expected to be an enthralling affair as both the teams fight for the all-important fourth-place spot along with Alaves and Getafe.

Madrid are presently placed fifth in the table and are behind Alaves by only two points. Betis, in the meanwhile, are just below Madrid, trailing the Los Blancos by four points and if the white and greens overcome the Madrid challenge with flying colours then they would reduce the deficit to just one point.


REAL BETIS: It seems that only Sidnei and Junior Firpo will be missing from Quique Setien’s side. We expect Lo Celso to be the engine-room of the Betis midfield and dictate the game’s play along with Guardado and William Carvalho. Sergio Canales is expected to don the number ten role playing behind Antonio Sanabria.

REAL MADRID: The quartet of Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Marcos Llorente and Thibaut Courtois are all expected to miss due to injury, and yet we expect Isco to miss out from the starting line-up in accordance to the manager, Santiago Solari’s recent tactics to leave out the Spanish playmaker. Thus, Dani Ceballos might start in the midfield along with Casemiro and Luka Modric.

Real Betis possible starting line-up (3-5-1-1): Lopez; Mandi, Bartra, Feddal; Francis, Guardado, Celso, Carvalho, Tello; Canales; Sanabria

Real Madrid possible starting line-up (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Ceballos; Asensio, Benzema, Junior


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