Real Betis are looking to record a fourth straight La Liga win when they host Real Madrid in the last league game of the weekend on Sunday night.
Betis are currently in fifth place with 40 points after their most recent enthralling 3-2 away win at Elche.
Madrid on the other hand are coming off a 1-0 first leg Copa del Rey defeat to Barcelona, preceded by a 1-1 draw against city rivals Atletico.
Their two-game run without a win leaves them in second place in La Liga with 52 points, seven behind leaders Barcelona.
Betis are eyeing a top-four finish in La Liga this season, but they could also qualify for next season’s Champions League through the Europa League.
Real Madrid were 2-1 winners in the reverse fixture at the Santiago Bernabeau in September last year and haven’t lost to Betis since 2020.
Los Blancos have the best attacking record in La Liga, scoring 47 goals in 23 league games while the hosts have scored 32 goals in that period.
Betis will not be confident in the fact that they have picked up just one win at home in all competitions in 2023.
Madrid are aware that they cannot afford anymore slip ups if they are to catch Barca at the top and have the chance to retain their La Liga title.
Will Madrid bounce back with a win here or will the hosts continue their impressive winning streak?
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What time does Betis vs Madrid start?
The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Betis vs Madrid team news
Nabil Fekir has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury and joins Sergio Canales and Edgar Gonzales on the sidelines.
Former Leicester City forward Ayoze Perez will start here in the final third alongside Juanmi and Borja Iglesias.
Guido Rodriguez also returns from suspension and is primed to start in midfield.
For the visitors, Luka Modric is suspended after being booked against Atletico and will replaced by Eduardo Camavinga in midfield.
There are no other changes expected in the starting XI, with Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior expected to provide the goals up front.
Betis vs Madrid head to head
The two teams have met 121 times with the visitors the better side with 68 wins to their name. The hosts have 27 wins and 26 games have ended in draws.
Betis vs Madrid current form
The hosts have won their last three consecutive games but lost twice before this run, while Madrid have won 3 games, lost one and drawn another in their last 5 outings.
Betis vs Madrid prediction
With the attacking threat Madrid pose, they are expected to score in this game and the hosts have not failed to score in their last 6 games. Both teams to score is the safest bet in this game.