Real Betis vs. Real Madrid 9/26/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Real Betis 2-0-0, Real Madrid 0-1-0
9/26/20 3 pm
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Real Betis is welcoming Real Madrid to Benito Villamarin in round 3 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Betis is in great form, and they have won 5 straight games, alongside 9 scored goals, and only 2 conceded goals. Betis has been fantastic at the start of the new season with 2 wins, and they are in second place in the standings with 6 points, 3 scored goals, and 0 conceded goals. Tello, Fekir, and Carvalho have each scored 1 goal for Betis so far this season, while Canales added 1 assist. Camarasa, Martin, and Kaptoum are all injured, and they will miss this match. In their last LaLiga match against Real Valladolid at home, Betis was a much better team with 56% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 81% of the correct passes. Betis was dominant on both ends, and they deservedly won this match 2-0. Unfortunately for Betis, they will not be playing in the Europa League this season because of their terrible soccer after the restart last season, but this is the chance for Betis to get back to the top 6 in LaLiga if they can stay consistent this season. The biggest news for Betis is that they singed Pellegrini as their head coach, and the progress is already visible.
Real Madrid is the current titleholder, but it seems like Real Madrid will have another slow start of the season. Since their Champions League match in August, Real Madrid has played only 1 friendly game, which they won, and only 1 game in LaLiga. Real Madrid was playing against Sociedad in that game, and they were the better team in that game with 68% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and high 89% of the correct passes. There was a lot of good stuff in Real Madrid’s game, but they weren’t dangerous in the attacking end. This match ended in a 0-0 draw. Diaz, Vazquez, Hazard, Asensio, Isco, and Militao are all injured, while Odegaard is in quarantine because of the Coronavirus. Some of these players should be patched up before this game, and even if they were to play, they wouldn’t be in the starting lineup because they are not game-ready. Real Madrid has plenty of depth, but the absence of these players is quite visible. So far, Real Madrid hasn’t signed any notable players, but they sent Bale at Tottenham on loan, while Regulion was sold to Tottenham for 44 million Euros. Rodriguez has left for free for Everton. There are still a few days left in the transfer window for Real Madrid to sign a few players, and Dele Alli is rumored to be in the talks with them.
Betis is in better form here, but you can never be sure with Real Madrid. Usually, we see a lot of goals when Betis is the home team in this matchup, and I think we might see some goals here as well. Betis still hasn’t conceded a goal, while Real Madrid still hasn’t scored their first goal of the season.