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Primera División

  • 15 October 2011
  • • 21:30
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: Carlos Delgado Ferreiro
  • • Attendance: 72000
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La Liga Preview: Real Madrid v Real Betis

La Liga Preview: Real Madrid v Real Betis

Bongarts

Jose Mourinho's men face a difficult challenge in the form of the newly-promoted side, who have started the season in impressive style


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

REAL MADRID

Casillas
Ramos, Carvalho, Pepe, Marcelo
Xabi Alonso, Diarra
Ronaldo, Ozil, Kaka
Higuain

  REAL BETIS
 
Espinosa
Chica, Amaya, Dorado, Perez
Etxebarria, Iriney
Vadillo, Sevilla, Montero
Santa Cruz


After striking a stunning hat-trick against Espanyol in their last league outing, Gonzalo Higuain is expected to retain his spot in attack as Karim Benzema continues to recover from injury. Nuri Sahin remains out, while Raul Albiols fractured cheekbone is likely to keep him out for the remainder of the month.

Jose Mourinho has been given a boost, however, with the news that Pepe and Fabio Coentrao have returned from muscle injuries and will be in contention to feature. Lassana Diarra and Sami Khedira will battle for the midfield berth alongside Xabi Alonso.

Betis coach Pepe Mel has far less to worry him in terms of his team's fitness, and indeed Nelson is the only player ruled out of the clash at this stage.



DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Madrid thrashed Betis 6-1 the last time the sides met at Santiago Bernabeu, in February 2009.
  • Madrid have netted 13 goals in their last three outings, victories over Rayo Vallecano, Ajax, and Espanyol.
  • Levante are the only team to defeat Real Madrid in the Primera Division so far this season, overcoming Jose Mourinho's side 1-0 last month.
  • Striker Gonzalo Higuain has netted consecutive hat-tricks for club and country, against Espanyol and Chile
  • Real Betis' last victory at Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga came in November 1998, when they achieved a 1-0 victory.
  • After four consecutive wins to kick off the campaign, the Sevilla-based side have recorded back-to-back losses against Getafe and Levante.

 

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Real Madrid

Real Betis

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol Real Madrid
Draw
Real Betis Balompié BET
Real Betis Balompié Real Betis
72%
25%

Top 3 Predictions

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
0 - 2
Real Betis Balompié BET
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
4 - 0
Real Betis Balompié BET
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
5 - 0
Real Betis Balompié BET

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