Real Betis 0-0 Real Madrid – Betting Review


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Real Madrid had the chances and merited a victory, particularly in the second period where it looked only a matter of time before they opened the scoring. Betis held on however, and the draw won @ 3.90.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Thanks to their defence on this occasion, Betis +0.75 won with the handicap @ 1.98.

Looking at The Under/Over goal Betting last of all. These are normally attractive matches, on this occasion it was not dull, but always tight. The Under won @ 1.95.


Match Summary

Real Madrid surrendered another two points to Barcelona this weekend with a disappointing 0-0 draw against Real Betis.

In a highly charged atmosphere, the visitor were up against a stubborn, organised team which, backed by an extremely hostile crowd, helped them team in many ways.

Due to the pressure from the crowd on the officials, the referee  gave many 50/50 decision to the home side and late in the game, even changed his mind when he had started to whistle for a penalty in Benzema!

Madrid won’t blame the referee however, they missed big opportunities when they came and probably spent a little too long before they injected real urgency into scoring.

Betis had minimal goal threat but were clever in their defensive approach, antagonising Vini Junior and quick to take the sting out of the match when Madrid build good momentum.

Ancelotti’s side peppered Betis from around the 65th minute until the end of the contest, but somehow did not score. Much fairer results would have been 0-1 and 0-2.

Real needed a victory to keep up with the league leaders Barcelona, who had scraped a 1-0 win against Valencia earlier in the day.

Betis had the first opportunity of the match, as Ayoze Pérez stung Thibaut Courtois’ right palm from distance, but the home side did little thereafter in the half.

Madrid thought they took the lead shortly before the 15-minute mark.

At first glance, Benzema’s free-kick appeared to be a stunning effort into the top corner, but a VAR review showed the ball had deflected off Antonio Rudiger’s hand en-route to goal.

Madrid huffed and puffed but generated few clear openings in the half.

Federico Valverde went close with a long-range drive.

The host struggled to find a final killer pass despite working themselves into some promising positions.

The second half improved with entertainment, each side had a fantastic chances to break the deadlock early in the period.

The first fell to Benzema inside the area – but he was unable to beat Bravo, who produced a marvellous diving stop to keep his clean sheet intact.

At the other end it was Courtois’ turn to be the hero, making himself big to thwart Borja Iglesias, who was rarely involved in the game as his team sat back.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side only grew in dominance as the half progressed, but a combination of poor end product and a determined Betis backline meant they couldn’t find the winner.

Following Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Valencia earlier on Sunday, Real now trail the Blaugrana by nine points. For most fans of the Blancos, that means their title defence hangs by a thread.