Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Cadiz, Real Madrid will be aiming to put icing on the cake on a very successful season when they host Real Betis to their Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Matchday 38. Los Blancos are with one eye on the Champions League final against Liverpool, meaning that head coach Carlo Ancelotti is likely to mix the squad against los Beticos.
All Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, and Casemiro should be rested on the last day of the season, while the likes of Luka Jovic, Gareth Bale, and Miguel Gutierrez are out of contention with injuries. Real Betis, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Valencia and Granada. The Andalusians, though, missed out on a spot in the Champions League, meaning that they have little to play for in Friday’s clash. Anyhow, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered as both sides will be with guards down in the “Bernabeu” showdown. Both Claudio Bravo and Martin Montoya are injured for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Betis):
Real Betis Balompie, better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts its home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colors of the club from Andalucia are green and white.
Real Betis is known for its rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.
The club from Sevilla had its biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.
Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.