Real Madrid will be eying a win as they host Real Betis in order to keep the pressure on FC Barcelona who sit at the top.
Los Blancos were recently involved in a 5-0 thumping win over Leganes in midweek which propelled them to the second spot. Meanwhile, Betis with three wins three draws and five defeats find itself at the 16th spot in the league.
Date- Sunday, November 3 | Kick-Off- 1:30 AM (IST) | Venue- Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid Team News
Maco Asensio and Nacho continue to be on the sidelines due to long term injuries, while Gareth Bale’s calf issue makes him a doubt for the game as well.
James Rodrigues is away from club duty after him recently becoming a father.
Vinicius Junior is likely to make it into the team sheet, whereas, Luka Modric came off the bench in the last game after returning from injury. The Croatian midfielder could very well be named in the starting lineup/ Ferland Mendy will also be pushing for a start in place of Marcelo.
Real Betis Team News
As for Betis, Javi Garcia, Dani Martin, William Carvalho and Francis Gurrero will be missing out the clash against Madrid due to injury. Wilfrid Kaptoum isn’t available in the squad either in spite of him returning to training. Sergio Canales and Andres Guardao can fill in the void in midfield, while Fekir, Moron and Joaquin play upfront.
Real Madrid- Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Hazard, Benzema, Rodrygo
Real Betis- Joel; Emerson, Mandi, Feddal, Moreno; Bartra, Ismael; Canales, Fekir, Joaquin; Iglesias
Real Madrid has won nine of their last 11 home games in La Liga.
Real Betis has lost eight of their last 10 games in La Liga.
In the last six meetings between the two sides, it’s Real Madrid who has had the upper hand with four wins over Betis’ two wins. However one of those wins for Betis was earlier in the year when they beat Madrid 2-0 at the Bernabeu.
Karim Benzema has been in sublime form for Real Madrid this season and is expected to be on the scoresheet against Real Betis as well. Benzema has seven goals and three assists in nine league games so far.
Dani Carvajal has been quality at right-back for Madrid and has contributed with four assists in seven league games this season.
For Real Betis, Emerson from wing-back position has been the key player this season. The 20-year-old has two goals and two assists from eight games so far.
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Real Madrid’s comfortable 5-0 win versus Leganes at home will only make them hungry for more goals. Real Betis do not look like they will be able to challenge Madrid at the Bernabeu as Zidane’s men eye another goal fest.
RM vs RB Dream11 Match Today Prediction: Fantasy Team
Goalkeeper- T Courtois
Defenders- Emerson, A Mandi, R Varane, D Carvajal
Midfielders- N Fekir, E Hazard, T Kroos
Forwards- L Moron, K Benzema (C), R Goes