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Real Madrid vs. Real Betis 5/20/2022 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Predictions, and Odds

Real Madrid vs. Real Betis
May 20, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -250, Under 2.5 +200
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Real Madrid is hosting Real Betis at Santiago Bernabeu in the last round of Spanish LaLiga. Real Madrid has secured the title in LaLiga a while ago, but they still have a big game to play, the Champions League finals next week. Betis will be going to the Europa League, and that is a shame because they are a great team that should have done more.

Real Madrid is still in good form, they have only 1 loss in their last 5 games, and they need to stay in good form because of that Champions League game. There will be about a week in between this game and the Champions League finals, which means Real will have plenty of time to recuperate. As I’ve mentioned, Real Madrid secured the title a while ago, and they were very dominant this season. Benzema has been absolutely outstanding this season for Real Madrid with 27 goals and 12 assists, while Vinicius added 17 goals and 10 assists. Real Madrid has a couple of injuries, but they should be healthy until next week. I think we will see a bit of a shuffled lineup from Real Madrid here, and that is ok because there is always the risk of an injury.

Betis has also been in decent form lately, and they are on a 2-game winning streak, but it wasn’t enough for them to qualify for the Champions League. Even though Betis could still catchup up to Sevilla, the first tiebreaker in LaLiga is head-to-head results between the team in question, which means Sevilla will be going through. Betis will end this season in 5th or 6th place, but either one will get them to the Europa League. Betis has been scoring a lot of goals this season, 62 in total, and Juanmi is their leading goalscorer with 16 goals. Iglesias added 10 goals, while Fekir has 8 assists. Betis also has a few injuries, but it doesn’t really matter. I think Betis is a great team with a solid defense and a great offense, but they have had too many of those dry spells this season, and that will cost them the Champions League spot. If Betis can keep most of their players, and if they can sign some good players in the offseason, I think we can expect them in the competition for Europe, and that will be their main goal for next season.

With neither team needing anything here, I would give a slight advantage to Betis, but I will stay away from the sides. I think we see a great game here, and I think we will see a lot of chances, which is why I will take the goals.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Btts and over 2.5 -167

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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