Real Madrid vs Real Betis Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 20, 2013; Time: 5:00 PM BST;
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid.
Mourinho’s team will try to maintain good run ahead of game against Dortmund. Los Blancos could extend their nine-game unbeaten run in the Spanish Primeira, while Pepe Mel’s men will try to gain points at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid stands 2nd in La Liga table with 68 points from 31 games, having 21 win, 5 draws and 5 defeats so far this season. Los Blancos are 13 points behind the leaders Barcelona. Their present form has seen 1 draw, 1 loss and 3 wins from last five games. Last five home matches Los Merengues have finished with 5 straight wins. Also, they are on a seven-match winning run in La Liga at home, while Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in his last 8 games for Real Madrid in all competitions.
Real Betis goes 7th in La Liga with 48 points from 31 games, winning 14, drawing 6 and losing 11 so far this season. Los Verdiblancos are just 2 points behind 6th-placed Valencia and 5th-placed Malaga in the fight for the Europa League places, and 6 points behind 4th-placed Real Sociedad and the Champions League qualification place. Their present form has seen 1 loss, 2 wins and 2 draws from last five games. Last five away matches Los Verdiblancos have finished with 3 defetas, 1 draw and 1 win. Also, they have won just 3 of their last 14 games across all competitions.
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso will miss this game due to suspension. Michael Essien remains sidelined due to a muscle strain, while Kaka has a hamstring injury. Alvaro Arbeloa and Mesut Ozil should return after missing the game with Athletic Bilbao. Head coach Jose Mourinho will try to rotate his squad ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final game against Borussia Dortmund.
Real Betis’ Nacho is out with a toe fracture. Other defender Mario has a hamstring problem. Forward Nosa Igiebor is doubt with a muscle injury.
Real Madrid line-up: López, Arbeloa, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Khedira, Modrić, Callejón, Kaká, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Last three matches:
Athletic Bilbao 0 – Real Madrid CF 3;
Galatasaray 3 – Real Madrid CF 2;
Real Madrid CF 5 – Levante 1.
Real Betis line-up: Adrián, Chica, Paulão, Amaya, Martínez, Pabón, Cañas, Beñat, Campbell, Molina, Castro.
Last three matches:
Betis 3 – Sevilla 3;
Granada 1 – Betis 5;
Betis 0 – Getafe 0.