Not for the first time in the last few years, Real Madrid had Sergio Ramos to thank for getting them out of a tricky situation on Tuesday evening.
Los Blancos' captain netted a second half brace to bring the holders back from the brink of elimination against Napoli in the Champions League and secure the side's place in the quarter-finals for the seventh successive season.
Manager Zinedine Zidane will be hoping his team do not need any heroics from their captain on Sunday evening when Real Betis visit the Bernabeu in La Liga.
The Andalusians were also in action in midweek, conceding a late and controversial penalty to draw 1-1 against Deportivo La Coruna, and while they begin the weekend nine points clear of the relegation zone, Betis know they will need a few more positive results to secure their top flight status.
Betfair offer a win for Zidane's men at just 1/9 (1.11) with Real Madrid the only unbeaten side at home in La Liga, while Betis can be backed at 25/1 (26.00) and the draw is priced at 8/1 (9.00). While last season Betis managed to hold Madrid to a 1-1 draw in Seville, generally this fixture has provided Los Blancos with a chance to rack up the goals, with the side from the Spanish capital netting 17 times in their last four games against Los Verdiblancos.
Earlier this season Madrid went to the Estadio Benito Villamarin and won 6-1 and those punters fancying another high scoring game will surely be interested in the price of 8/11 (1.73) for over 3.5 goals in the game. Of more interest however should be the price of 21/20 (2.05) for both teams to score, as Real Madrid have been conceding regularly this season.
The European champions have only kept seven clean sheets in 25 league games this term, while in their last eight matches in all competitions they have conceded in seven. Betis meanwhile have scored in each of their last five games, and in the last six weeks have scored against Barcelona, Sevilla and Real Sociedad (all sides in the top five of the table). Furthermore Betis have scored in four of their last five visits to the Bernabeu, meaning the price for goals at both ends looks extremely generous.