Real Madrid vs Real Betis Match LIVE Football Score 28/08/2021
After a win against Alaves and a thrilling draw against Levante, Real Madrid prepare for their third consecutive away game in La Liga as they take on Real Betis. The team will want to come out with all three points and head into the international break with their confidence high ahead of returning for their first game at the Santiago Bernabeu in over a year.
Dani Carvajal has recently returned from injury as many of us watched with a smile as he finally made his long-awaited return in the last game but it may be too soon for him to start as Ancelotti will want to bring him back to match fitness slowly, which means that we could see Lucas Vazquez start as he’ll want to bounce back from a poor performance over the weekend.
There could be a change in the center of defense though as Nacho is treating a minor injury, which means we will possibly see Eder Militao partner up with David Alaba. When Real Madrid purchased Alaba, it was for him to be a central defender so it will be interesting to see how he does there after spending the past two matches on the left.
The transfer rumour mill is rarely too detached from Real Madrid, and this week speculation surrounding the possible arrival of PSG forward Kylian Mbappe threatens to be a distraction ahead of Los Blancos’ La Liga clash with Real Betis. Carlo Ancelotti’s side will be looking to return to winning ways at the Estadio Benito Villamarin this weekend after they were spared some blushes by Vinicius Junior’s equaliser five minutes from time to salvage a point against Levante last time out.
They currently trail both Atletico Madrid and Sevilla at the top of La Liga by two points and Ancelotti will be keen to go into the international break with momentum.
Betis enjoyed an impressive 2020-21 campaign, collecting 61 points from their 38 matches, which was enough to finish sixth, allowing them to qualify directly for the group stage of this season’s Europa League, and it was their joint-highest placing at this level since 2004-05.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, opened their 2021-22 campaign with an impressive 4-1 victory over Alaves on the opening weekend and looked on course to make it two wins from two against Levante last weekend.
Gareth Bale gave Los Blancos the perfect start in the fifth minute of the match, but Carlo Ancelotti’s side then had to come from behind on two separate occasions to claim a point, with Vinicius Junior registering two goals in the final 17 minutes of action in Valencia.
Los Blancos are attempting to boost their squad with the arrival of Kylian Mbappe before the transfer deadline, and it would send out a serious message to the rest of Europe if they were able to complete a deal for the Paris Saint-Germain attacker in the coming days.
Real Madrid were excellent on their travels last season, picking up 42 points from 19 matches, but as mentioned, their recent record against Betis is quite disappointing, and the fact that they conceded three times against Levante last time out will have concerned Ancelotti.
The capital giants are aiming to reclaim the Spanish title this term, having finished two points behind champions Atletico Madrid last season, where a poor start ultimately cost them the chance to finish at the summit.
Pellegrini’s team will be looking to push high up the division once again, but they are yet to record their first win of the season, sharing the points with Mallorca and Cadiz in their opening two fixtures.
Betis had to come from behind to pick up a point against Cadiz on August 20, as Juanmi’s effort cancelled out Alvaro Negredo’s opener at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
The Green and Whites impressed on their own patch last season, picking up 35 points from 19 matches, and they have only actually lost one of their last five La Liga matches with Real Madrid, recording two wins in the process, including a home success in March 2020.