Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Benito Villamarin when Real Betis and Real Madrid face each other in the La Liga derby on Sunday evening. Los Beticos are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Substitutes Iglesias, Miranda, and Willian Jose helped Real Betis record a come-from-behind win over Elche, and they are all pushing for a start. All Sergio Canales, Rui Silva, Edgar Gonzalez, and Juan Cruz are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Los Blancos, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the local derby to put extra pressure on league leaders Barcelona, who dropped three points at Almeria. In the first half of the season Real Madrid defeated Real Betis 2-1, and seeing that Carlo Ancelotti’s troops are eager to stay in the title race, away win should be considered. Both Rodrygo and David Alaba are sidelined with injuries, while Ferland Mendy is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (William Carvalho):
Angola-born defensive midfielder William Carvalho has overseen a dramatic rise in his stock over the past few seasons at Sporting. William Carvalho is coming from a proper football family since his father and grandfather were also footballers, but his way to the top has had a somewhat dramatic twist to it.
Carvalho moved to Portugal as a child and first started playing football in the streets before he was picked up by Recreativos Desportivos de Algueriao. William Carvalho joined the Sporting football academy at the age of 13 The 24-year-old Portugal star player has spent two years on loan at Fatima and Cercle Brugge, before he got the chance to cement his place in the starting line-up for Portuguese giants.
William Carvalho came through all youth ranks with the Portugal national team, while he was given his senior debut in 2013. Carvalho played an important role in his country’s maiden European Championship title in France over the summer.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 13 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world.
Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards.
The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).