The only two sides with maximum points after three La Liga rounds, Real Madrid and Betis will face each other on Saturday in what should be a thrilling encounter. You can live-bet on the Spanish top-flight league action by using our sportsbook.
Real Madrid: Super Power
Real Madrid enjoyed a superb 2021/22 campaign, winning the treble in La Liga, Champions League, and the Spanish Super Cup, and now the challenge is for them to back it up this season. Newly-promoted Almeria gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side a tough test, but they managed to come back from one goal down to rescue the three points. They were amazing in the 4-1 win against Celta Vigo on Matchday 2, and they managed to make it three in a row last weekend when they beat Espanyol 3-1, with Karim Benzema scoring a brace.
Last week they lost Casemiro, who signed with Man United, but Aurelien Tchouameni has looked like a worthy successor in the Los Blancos’ midfield. He offered an assist for the opening goal, and he looked keener and quicker to get in the final third and help his attacking teammates. He gets in the box, he’s faster, and his pass completion is fantastic. Los Blancos are probably the most consistent teams in Europe, and if you’re betting online and find the correct value, you should start backing them.
Real Madrid will be aware of the challenge facing them this term in the shape of Barcelona, who have had a spectacular summer transfer window. Still, Ancelotti’s team is not believed to be planning anything dramatic late in the market despite allowing Casemiro to move to Manchester United. Next week they will travel to play Celtic in the Champions League, and they will be eager to maximize the gap between them and their followers at the top of the domestic table.
Betis: Superb Start
Real Betis has been impressive over the past year, and they kicked off the season in style, winning the first three games of their La Liga campaign for the first time in 11 years. Their objective is to qualify for the Champions League this season after finishing fifth last term.
They managed to keep their team core this summer, and the likes of Borja Iglesias and Nabil Fekir can be lethal and will need to step up this week. Actually, Borja Iglesias is leading the domestic league top scorers’ chart with four goals scored in three matches, and he’s expected to deliver once again on Saturday, so we will include him in our soccer picks and parlays.
The fixtures will naturally get tougher, but Manuel Pellegrini will hope that there is more to come from his talented squad. It will be very tough for them to pull off the upset on Saturday as they are playing on the road, but we expect them to find the back of the net. They have a great fighting spirit and will try to press high and surprise Real Madrid. So far this season, they kept two clean sheets looking very strong in the defensive line, but keeping Los Blancos at bay will be a tough task.
Real Madrid vs Betis Head-to-Head
Real Madrid last managed four victories in a row at the start of the season in the 2016/17 campaign. Betis hasn’t lost an away fixture against Los Blancos since 2017, winning twice and keeping their opponents to three goalless draws. This is Betis’ best La Liga start since the 2011/12 season. The last term, Real Madrid picked up four points from their two head-to-heads against Betis, keeping two clean sheets in the process. Betis failed to find the back of the net in the previous three clashes against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Betis Match Information
- Game: Real Madrid (3-0-0) vs Betis (3-0-0)
- Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid)
- Day/Time: Saturday, September 3rd, 10:15 am ET
- Real Madrid vs Betis Live Stream: fubo.tv
Real Madrid vs Betis Betting Lines
Real Madrid vs Betis Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -215 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at three.
Given the previous results between the two sides, we expect a low-scoring affair. This is probably Real’s toughest test so far, and they will struggle to find spaces in Betis’ defense, but their fantastic pace and creativity from the middle and up will be the key to this fixture. They have the best attack in the league with nine goals, and we expect them to extend their goal-scoring form and make it four wins in a row. The match should be closer than the odds suggest, so we will back one of the props.
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