Real Madrid Road Favourites on Sunday Evening

Published on January 24th, 2016 11:20 am EST
Real Betis will have the unenviable task of playing host to Real Madrid on Sunday evening in Spanish La Liga Primera action.

Real Madrid is in real danger of watching their La Liga season slip away, as they are currently 5 points behind Barcelona and 4 points behind Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid's record of 13-4-3, good for a total of 43 points, comes despite the fact that they have the best goal differential in the league. If Real Madrid holds out any hope of finishing the year at the top of La Liga, they need to bank a full three points from teams such as Real Betis.

Real Betis, on the other hand, is sitting in the lower half of the table with a record of 5-6-9 (21 points). There is plenty for Real Betis to play for on Sunday as well, as they are only three points ahead of the teams that are currently fingered for relegation - Las Palmas and Sporting Gijon, who both sit with 18 points.

Real Betis will be the clear underdogs when their match against Real Madrid gets underway later today:

Real Betis, 9.00
Draw, 4.80
Real Madrid, 1.33

According to these odds, Real Madrid has a 75.19% chance of winning on Sunday, while Real Betis' odds sit at just 11.11%.

Here are the top goalscorer odds for Sunday's match:

Cristiano Ronaldo - 11/20
Karim Benzema - 8/11
Jese Rodriguez - 29/20
James Rodriguez - 29/20
Denis Cheryshev - 5/2

The King presents the upcoming match between Real Betis and Real Madrid in the Spanish premier league

Real Betis is La Liga's worst home team so far this season, having managed to muster just 6 points in front of their home fans over the course of 9 games. Real Madrid, on the other hand, has accumulated 15 points over the course of 9 away games.

Real Betis has not won a single match in their last 7 games, while Real Madrid is unbeaten in their last five.

Real Madrid absolutely should win today, though they have also disappointed in games where they truly can't afford to lose this season (see their game against Villarreal last month).

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