Betis just can’t score no matter how hard they try. Last round at home against Osasuna they had 12 shots on target but scored only once and lost the game in the end (1-2). Their attempts lack both power and precision and nowadays Betis can’t even score from penalties (striker Castro missed a penalty last round).
Defenders have mind trips in each game, especially fullback Juanfran who wasn’t even called for the mid-week Cup game at Bilbao because of the poor performance last round. Nobody thought this will ever happen, especially since Juanfran was always considered an important player for Betis.
Other players aren’t any better, since they are able to score only in own net, like Figueras last round (own goal).
Verdu and Vadillo are still injured for Betis, while central midfielder Nono is suspended.
Real are in top form, they won everything possible in 2014, including the friendly against PSG. Ronaldo’s confidence skyrocketed after he was designated the best player in the world (won FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 award).
For Juanfran (Ronaldo’s direct opponent in this game) it will surely be one of the worst days in his footballing career.
Real don’t have any new injuries so they will be able to use the same squad as last round.
Guests should be able to put a few past Betis’ disorientated defense, and easily cover the handicap. Real Madrid -1 at 8/11 from Paddy Power is a tasty bet.
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