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Betis vs Real Madrid, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

It’s time for Miguel Gutierrez to prove his worth.

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Real Madrid visit Betis and they will do so without many important players. Modric, Kroos and Nacho are all out, just like Mendy and Marcelo. That means that David Alaba will likely be moved to the center-back spot after playing Real Madrid’s first two games on the left flank of the defensive line. Miguel Gutierrez should start as a left-back without Mendy and Marcelo, and judging his few matches last season, he should be ready to perform at a high level.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Gutierrez, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Vinicius, Bale, Benzema.

Betis predicted XI: Silva, Montoya, Gonzalez, Ruiz, Miranda, Rodriguez, Guardado, Juanmi, Canales, Fekir, Iglesias.

Real Madrid need to show some serious defensive improvements after conceding three goals against Levante last week. Vinicius could get a much deserved chance to start but Ancelotti’s attention will surely be at the back line. Alaba and Militao will be expected to be the starting center-backs once everyone is healthy, so it’s time for them to show they can take care of business.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 08/28/2021

Time: 22:00 CEST, 04:00pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín, Sevilla, Spain.

Available TV: Movistar La Liga, ESPN+

Available Streaming: ESPN+

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