Real Madrid travel to the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Sunday evening to face Real Betis in La Liga.
Santiago Solari’s side were beaten 2-0 at home in the league last Sunday by Real Sociedad, but responded in midweek with a 3-0 victory over Leganes in the Copa del Rey.
Similarly, Betis remain one of the most unpredictable teams in the top flight as they were the first side win a league match at the Camp Nou in over two years in November, yet last week they became the first team to lose away to bottom side Huesca.
Betis have only been beaten twice at home in their last 15 league matches and price them at 11/5 (3.20) to claim a win.
They can also be backed at 3/4 (1.75) to avoid defeat. Madrid have won just two of their last eight away clashes in La Liga and are offered at 11/10 (2.10) with the draw at 13/5 (3.60).
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Los Blancos head to Seville with a number of players missing. Thibaut Courtois, Marcos Llorente, Toni Kroos, Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio and Gareth Bale are all unavailable through injury, whilst Lucas Vazquez is suspended.
Betis for their part are without centre-back Sidnei, while flying full-back Junior Firpo also looks set to miss out. Midfielder Takashi Inui is at the Asian Cup with Japan.
Betis’ game is based on possession with Quique Setien’s side only fractionally behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga’s possession chart but still they are only its joint seventh top scorers, underlining a problem that they have in the final third.
However, they might fancy their chances of scoring against a Madrid side that have kept just one clean sheet on the road in their last 13 La Liga matches.
Both teams to score has paid out in nine of Los Blancos’ last 13 league games on the road and is offered at 8/15 (1.53).
Tips and predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at 5/6 (1.83) and has paid out in three of the last four meetings between these two sides including last season’s 5-3 win for Madrid.
This selection has also proved profitable in three of Madrid’s last five away league games.
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Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) for a 2pt stake with