Real Madrid vs Real Betis, La Liga, Match Preview, 15 Oct 11
Kick Off: 17.00 GMT
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Victor Fernandez led Real Betis will travel to Santiago Bernabeu to take on the home side. Real Madrid is in the 3rd spot in the points table below Barcelona & Levante. yes, Levante. Betis are 3 spots down on the 6th position. Levante was the team which beat Betis at home before the International break. So with that Real Betis are definitely looking to get at least a draw to secure a point from this fixture.
On the contrary Real Madrid enjoyed a superb win over Espanyol, beating them with four goals to none. Gonzalo Higuain netted a hat trick with Jose Callejon being the other scorer.
Nuri Sahin might have a part in the game after being declared match fit some days ago. Sahin is a very exceptional young player and Mourinho will have to be very precise with the amount of time he gives him in the game. With Ozil, Ronaldo & Alonso in the midfield, Nuri Sahin can turn out to be a powerhouse. He could be the key for Real Madrid this season and to beat Barcelona.
Real Betis will look forward to Roque Santa Cruz for some much needed motivation. Santa Cruz has always been a class striker and with better support from midfield can prove devastating for Madrid. Real Madrid cannot make any more slip ups as the gap against Barcelona would be too much too soon. Although its just one point now.
So all together the weekend looks very cool with some crazy fixtures across the globe. First we have the juggernaut in Liverpool vs Manchester United at Anfield. Then again for Premier League we have Newcastle at home against Spurs. Wonder what is happening in Bundesliga.