Real Betis v Real Madrid
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On Sunday night, Real Betis host Real Madrid at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, as the European champions look to return to the top four of La Liga.
Real Betis are currently sixth place in La Liga, four points behind their fifth-place visitors. The Andalucian’s recent form has been inconsistent of late in the Spanish top-flight. Last time out in La Liga, Betis suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Huesca.
The home side’s recent league games have been relatively high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last eight outings in La Liga.
Los Verdiblancos are unbeaten in four home games in La Liga, having recorded two wins and two draws. Their recent home games in the Spanish top-flight have been low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six matches.
Real Madrid suffered a 2-0 home loss to Real Sociedad in their last La Liga outing to leave them ten points behind arch-rivals and leaders Barcelona. The defeat also left Los Blancos a point outside the Champions League spots.
Like their hosts, Real Madrid’s recent league form has been inconsistent. In fact, Santiago Solari’s side has picked up just one point from their last two league games. Their recent league games have also been low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in their previous five league matches.
The European champions’ away form has been a big part of their struggles of late, as they have won just twice in eight games in La Liga on their travels.
Real Betis look set to be without Sidnei and Junior Firpo due to injury. Real Madrid have a number of likely absentees for this clash, including Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, Marcos Llorente, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos.