Betis vs Real Madrid predictions and betting tips on March 5, 2023
On March 5, Benito Villamarín Stadium (Sevilla) will host the match of the 24th round of the La Liga, in which Betis will compete with Real Madrid. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The team is trying to continue the progress, which was typical for both previous draws under the rule of Pellegrini, in the current season. At first, Manuel, having returned to Spain, promoted his new wards to the European tournaments – this result has not been possible for an ambitious team for years. And the previous season brought “the Greens” the win in the Copa del Rey and the 5th place in the Primera. Speaking about the new season, “the Béticos” are not doing well. They have already been knocked out of the Super Cup and the Copa del Rey, and got formidable Manchester United already in the 1/8 final of the Europa League. After a great start with 5 wins in 6 rounds in the Primera, it turned out to win only four times until the beginning of February. And only in the last rounds the ambitious team really did its best. There happened three victories in a row; however, all of them were real battles: the team scored more than conceded (2-1 or 3-2) in the matches against convenient opponents – Almeria, Valladolid and Elche.
The club will obviously save the season by means of other tournaments. Some of them have already been won – the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Carlo Ancelotti’s wards got off to a strong start in the Champions League play-offs with a spectacular 5-2 win over Liverpool at Anfield. Now, there is a struggle in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey – there, the team held another El Clásico with Barcelona just on Thursday. The first battle at home arena was lost because of Militao’s own goal. At the same time, no one forgets a 1-3 defeat made by “the Catalans” in the Super Cup. And, of course, it is reasonable to mention the huge distance between the opponents in the Primera. Speaking about the previous round, the team, even having an advantage on the field in the last half hour, was the first to concede in the derby with Atlético and only then achieved a 1-1 draw.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
The last time Betis won a head-to-head match was three years ago, in March 2020. After that, taking into account the last five battles, Real strictly alternates wins and draws, including a 2-1 success in September.
Bookmakers are waiting for Real Madrid to win, but it is clearly out of shape. There will not be any bright game in the following match – the hosts will defend themselves, the guests will not be able to attack in an active way. Thus, we believe in “total: under 2.5” (odd: 2.07).