Real Madrid’s mission to get their first La Liga win in the new year will have another tricky test this weekend as they face Real Betis.
Madrid Hungry for First League Win in 2019
Grabbing a victory in Copa del Rey fixture this past midweek, Los Blancos have a newfound confidence ahead of their weekend league fixture against Betis.
Santiago Solari will be hoping that his team’s victory in midweek can inspire them to finally get all three points on Sunday, January 13.
However, beating Betis won’t be an easy task for Los Galacticos as Quique Setien’s side have shown their ability in battling top teams this season.
Madrid must be cautious and remain focus, especially since they will still be without several important names such as Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Lucas Vazquez and Thibaut Courtouis.
Betis Aiming to Upset Madrid
Currently sitting sixth in La Liga standings with just four points behind Madrid, Betis won’t be shy to target all three points against Solari’s men.
Knowing that Los Blancos haven’t been consistent in La Liga this season, Los Verdiblancos are set to play their usual attacking football without hesitation.
Setien’s men have shown their ability in facing big teams this season with victories over Barcelona and AC Milan, so Betis won’t be overwhelm against Madrid.