One team is fighting for the championship title, the other for 5th place and participation in the Europa League. Real Madrid meet Real Betis in the top match on Saturday evening – for both there is a lot at stake, both have to get three points. Even if the visitors from Sevilla could certainly live with a draw much better than the royals from the Spanish capital.
Both teams have also had very interesting series and have been very difficult to beat in recent weeks and months, which makes this match all the more interesting. Ultimately, however, Real is naturally favoured, especially as they are playing at home.
So you can look forward to an exciting game. In the Real Madrid vs. Betis Sevilla match, we think it is obvious to predict goals on both sides, as both teams like to have the ball and feel much more comfortable going forward, which could lead to an open game.
Prediction & Live Odds for Real Madrid vs. Betis Sevilla 24/04/2021
Real Madrid have a streak, Betis have a streak – albeit a less productive one with four draws in a row. So on Saturday, in the duel of the serial offenders, a run could come to an end. We expect a game with at least a couple of goals, and even on both sides.
Real have conceded a goal in five of their last eight league games. Never more than one, but still. And the Sevilla team already proved in the first half of the season that Betis can damage the Blancos’ defence.
We therefore believe in goals, also from the guest, but ultimately Real Madrid should prevail. A slip-up in the title fight, especially at home, is hard to imagine for us. That’s why our prediction is: Real Madrid wins and both teams to score.
Real Madrid – Statistics & current form
Kroos, Ramos, Vazquez, Mendy or Hazard are all missing at the moment – but that was no problem at all for Real Madrid during their visit to Cadiz on Wednesday evening. The decimated Spanish champions easily won 3-0 against the promoted team, and the final result was already clear at the break.
It was an unexpected walk to victory for coach Zinedine Zidane’s team, which is currently shorthanded. A few days earlier, this had been clearly noticeable, with only a disappointing 0-0 draw in the small derby at Getafe on Sunday. Here, the rebuilt and tired team was not able to keep the staid rival from the suburbs in check in terms of football – quite different from then three days later in Cadiz.
In this game, Real gained self-confidence for the upcoming tasks, which are not easy: On Saturday evening, Real Betis will play at the Estadio Di Stefano, and on Tuesday, Chelsea FC will play in the semi-finals of the Champions League at the same venue.
Real Madrid’s strong unbeaten streak
Surely Real are favourites twice, and yet both games are dangerous stumbles against dangerous teams. And yet a slip-up by Real in the league home game against the Verdiblancos would be an unexpected slip-up in the championship battle. This also becomes apparent when looking at the best bookmakers. For Real Madrid vs. Betis Sevilla, the odds are clearly in favour of Real Madrid.
The reason becomes clear when looking at the Blancos’ most recent results: Real has now been unbeaten for 16 games in the competition. In La Liga, there has been no defeat for eleven games, eight of which have been won. Real have never conceded more than one goal during this span.
So that’s another reason to back the home side in the Real Madrid vs Betis Sevilla match.
Predicted Real Madrid line-up:
Courtois – Odriozola, Militao, Nacho, Mendy – Casemiro, Kroos, Modric – Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Betis Sevilla – Statistics & current form
The guests from the green part of Sevilla are not really in a bad mood – even if they are less successful. In the calendar year 2021, Betis have only conceded two defeats in 16 league games, but they have now also been waiting for a win for four games – even though they are unbeaten in that span.
The explanation: four draws in a row. These mean stagnation, of course. It’s hard to beat them, but they haven’t managed to win either lately. Only one defeat in the last ten games also reads well, but only five wins in this span are of course expandable. Especially since Betis has recently missed several opportunities to pull away from the fight for 5th place.
Betis’ thrilling battle for the Europa League
So it remains extremely tight and exciting. A look at the La Liga table shows that it is not only the fight for the championship title but also for the European Cup places that is extremely exciting. Betis, Villarreal and Real Sociedad are in a nail-biting race for the three places in the European Cup. Barcelona’s cup victory means that the seventh-placed team can also enter the Conference League. But of course, the three teams would rather be in the Europa League.
Betis, currently in sixth place, one point behind Real Sociedad, urgently need points for this endeavour, preferably three of them. Against Real Madrid, that will be anything but easy. Those who believe in this will find odds of 7.00 on Real Madrid vs. Betis Sevilla.
Since the odds on Betis winning the away game can vary greatly, you should keep an eye on the best odds and all changes of the bookmakers in our odds comparison.
As already mentioned, Betis also have their sights set on a point win. Those who have only lost twice so far this year have legitimate hopes of doing so. If Betis’ unbeaten streak continues, there are betting odds of 4.60 on a draw before the match Real Madrid vs. This is also quite interesting from our point of view.
Predicted Betis Sevilla line-up:
Bravo – Emerson, Mandi, Ruiz, Moreno – Canales, Rodriguez, Fekir- Joaquin, Iglesias, Tello