Hey MMers! So Timm had the idea last night to put up a match thread for all of us to discuss tonight's FC Barcelona-Real Betis game. I thought it sounded fun, so here ya go: just remember to be (as) respectful (as possible) as you pretend to be Béticos tonight.
Remember, any favorable result whatsoever would be a hugely fantastic result for Real Madrid, but don't get your hopes up. A Betis win is going at 29 to 1, while a draw is 12 to 1. Not great odds. But never count our boys in green out, amiright?!?! (Incidentally, if you are a gambler, and you're looking for value...well, 12-to-1 isn't a terrible line, value-wise. I think Betis manages a draw in one game out of every 10 or 11 against Barça, especially when they've got Real Madrid around the corner).
A Barça win is going at 1.05 to 1. To give you some perspective, if you were to wager €100 on Barcelona, you would win a whopping €5 if they win.
A quick Betis scouting report: they suck.
A quick Barça scouting report: they're a lot better than Betis.
Barcelona XI (projected) 4-3-3: Victor Valdes; Dani Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Alexis, Messi, Fábregas
Betis XI (projected) 4-3-3: Casto; Nacho, Dorado, Ustaritz, Isidoro; Cañas, Iriney, Sevilla; Montero, Molina, Castro