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Real Madrid desperately needs to get back on track in trip to Real Betis

Vinicius Junior Real Betis vs Real Madrid Betting Odds Preview La Liga soccer Spain

Real Madrid is, to put it bluntly, in crisis mode. The European champions have slumped down to fifth place in Spain’s La Liga, currently outside the UEFA Champions League qualification spots, and have taken just one point from their last two league encounters. On Sunday, they head to Real Betis where only three points will do as they look to get their domestic campaign back on the right track.

SHARK BITES
  • Real Betis has taken one point from its last two league outings.
  • Real Madrid has lost six times already this season.
  • Real Madrid has won 14 of the past 20 meetings between these two teams.

Real Betis vs Real Madrid Game Center

Only three points will do for Real Madrid

The absence of Cristiano Ronaldo has hit Real Madrid more severely than anyone could have possibly imagined. Without the Portuguese ace, the club has won just half of its league games and is scoring at a rate well below two goals per game – that is simply not good enough for a team that has aspirations of winning domestic and continental honors come the end of the season.

Real Betis, by way of comparison, sits sixth in the table but has also stumbled of late, taking just one point from its last two league contests. They also need to get back to winning ways and they may never have a better chance to beat Real Madrid.

Nevertheless, it is Los Blancos who come into this match as the favorites to get back to winning ways. You can back the away side to take all three points at +115 while Real Betis, despite home advantage, is out at +240 to do the same. A draw would appear to be the least likely outcome, and is priced accordingly at +275.

Madrid should take the points

Despite their recent poor form, we are expecting Real Madrid to turn it around this weekend and get a much-needed three points safely in the bank. It is of course never easy trying to predict the exact scoreline of a football match, but a comfortable 3-1 win for Real Madrid is priced competitively at +1400, and given the odds on offer could well be worth backing as the European champions look to regain their former swagger.

Such a result would in turn allow you to back OVER 2.5 goals in the game, which is priced short at just -163, as well as both teams to score, which comes in even shorter at -188. Therefore, if you are looking to increase any potential winnings from this league game, it may be an idea to consider combo betting, which allows you to select multiple outcomes at higher odds.

For example, a combo bet of a Real Madrid win, coupled with both teams to score, is at the much higher price of +260, while an away victory and OVER 2.5 goals in the game is at +187. OVER 2.5 goals and both teams to score is short at just -120.

Could Real Madrid make a fast start?

Given the pressure on Real Madrid to take all three points, there is every chance they could come racing out of the blocks and try to grab an early lead, despite playing on the road. You can therefore back OVER 0.5 goals in the first 10 minutes at +300 while Madrid is at +700 to be ahead by the end of that time period. Incidentally, Betis is only slightly higher (+800) to achieve the same feat.

This could well be a cracker, and Madrid is priced at +800 to win this game from behind. The European champions are priced at just +175 to score in both halves, while they are out at +550 to actually go out and win both halves.

In terms of goal scorers, Brazil starlet Vinicius Junior has made a promising start to his career with the giants, and comes in at just +200 to get on the scoresheet in this game. You can also back the teenager to score either the first or the last goal of the game at +700.

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