Real Madrid vs Real Betis: Time to get winning

Real Madrid vs Real Betis: Time to get winning


Real Madrid take on Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu this evening looking to earn their first win of the campaign.

Los Blancos didn’t enjoy the greatest of starts to life under Rafa Benitez with a goalless draw at Sporting Gijon last week and many will be keeping a close eye on how the forwards perform.

The 10-time Champions League winners should have enough within them to beat Betis, who were promoted last season from La Segunda, but it could spark the start of the busy few days for he club as they look to bring in fresh faces ahead of Tuesday’s transfer window dealine.

In terms of team news, Karim Benzema should be back in the starting line up after missing out through injury last week. Gareth Bale will also be fit after recovering from a toe problem. Keylor Navas should start in goal – but will it be the last time before David de Gea moves to the club?

For the visitors, they will have to make do without former Real winger Rafael van der Vaart, who is unavailable through injury after picking up a knock on his ankle.

Possible starting line ups:
Real Madrid:

Navas, Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo, Bale
Real Betis:
Adan, Bruno, Vargas, Piccini, Pezzella, Torres, Cejudo, N’Diaye, Portillo, Molina, Castro