2021/22 La Lig champions Real Madrid will wrap up what has been a successful league season this Friday as they welcome Real Betis to Santiago Bernabéu.
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Real Madrid have won their last three home games without conceding a goal.
The hosts have scored 80 goals in La Liga this year, more than any other side.
They have the best home record in the league, having lost just one game while conceding just 13 times.
Real Betis have the third-best away record in the league (behind Real Madrid and Barcelona) having won 32 points from 18 away games.
The visitors have conceded the joint-second fewest away goals in the league this season (18 goals).
They have three clean sheets from their last four league games.
Head to head
Real Madrid have dominated recent head-to-head meetings between both teams as the hosts have five wins and two losses in their last ten competitive meetings with the visitors.
Latest performances in all competitions
Real Madrid: D-W-L-W-W
Real Betis: W-W-L-D-W
Real Madrid will look to close what has been a very successful La Liga season on a winning note when they host Real Betis on Friday night.
The hosts won their 35th La Liga crown about three weeks ago but are playing this game on Friday due to their engagements in the Champions League next week.
The UEFA Champions League finalists are back in action next weekend as they face Liverpool in Paris. And so, playing this game two days before the official season’s ending gives them eight days’ rest before their the showdown against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Meanwhile, after relegating Levante last week with a 6-0 drubbing, ‘Los Blancos’ failed to win their next game as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Cadiz. They will want to use this game to build momentum and sharpness ahead of that showpiece final.
With three wins and three clean sheets in their last three home games, they will fancy their chances of getting a good result here. However, they shouldn’t expect another easy run out as they’ve not won a home H2H in four attempts (D2, L2), failing to score in each of those encounters.
Possible Real Madrid starting line-up
Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema.
Injured: Luka Jović, Gareth Bale, Miguel Gutierrez
After a turbulent two weeks that saw them fail to win a game in four tries, Real Betis finally put their demons behind them, winning two league games on the bounce to seal their place in the Europa League next year.
They have lost just one of their last five competitive matches (W3, D1) and so are finishing a memorable season strongly. But a loss here coupled with Real Sociedad beating Atlético Madrid would see them drop to sixth.
But given their away record in recent times against Madrid and the fact that they are unbeaten in five league away games (W2, D3), they will travel to the capital confident of getting a positive result.
Possible Real Betis starting line-up
Rui Silva; Hector Bellerin, Marc Bartra, German Pezzella, Alex Moreno; Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho; Juanmi Jimenez, Nabil Fekir, Sergio Canales; Borja Iglesias.
Injured: Claudio Bravo, Victor Camarasa, Martin Montoya
Real Madrid 1-1 Real Betis