Having won a record-equalling 16 consecutive La Liga matches and won the Champions League in the midst of all those victories, Zidane is currently facing is first tough spell in charge as his side have drawn their last three matches. Betis, meanwhile, are struggling down in 15th having won only two games so far in what’s been a difficult start to Gus Poyet’s managerial career in Spain.
Having said that, Betis are unbeaten at home so far and have lost only three of their last 16 at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. Amongst those was a 1-1 draw with Real themselves and Betis proved a tough place to go for each of the top four last term as all four of their games against these teams saw fewer than three goals and a 0-2 defeat against Barca was their only loss by more than one goal.
Only one of Real’s recent draws have come on the road as they’ve won nine of 10 unbeaten away games, with clean sheets in four of the last five. When travelling to sides between 11th and 16th they’re W6-D2-L0 since the start of last season with clean sheets in half of these games, while they scored exactly two goals in seven. As a result, we’re going to back Under 2.5 Goals at 2.6, whilst the 0-2 correct score is worth a punt at 7.0.
Recommendation: Under 2.5 Goals at 2.6