Match Today: Real Madrid vs Real Betis 03-09-2022 La Liga
Real Madrid will be looking to continue the perfect start to the 2022/23 season when they welcome Real Betis to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. The 2022/23 season is proceeding at a frenetic pace ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but La Liga is progressing as a weekly feature so far.
The fourth round begins this week, and defending champions Real Madrid will be looking to score four wins in four when they host Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday night.
Real Madrid entered the 2022/23 season knowing they will need to maintain their high levels after Barcelona's impressive spending spree in the summer transfer window.
Los Blancos responded brilliantly, winning every official match so far, including all three in La Liga, to sit at the top of the table by two points from their arch-rival. But Real Madrid will face the only La Liga team with a perfect record so far this season. Saturday. Real Betis' side were an effective performer in the early stages of the season, beating Elche, Mallorca and Osasuna to sit behind Real Madrid on goal difference.
Real Madrid vs Real Betis
Carlo Ancelotti received a positive update on the team news front ahead of Real Betis' visit. On Saturday, the Real Madrid coach will have a full fitness squad at his disposal, with Nacho, Alvaro Odriozola and Jesus Vallejo recovering from their injuries. But none of the three players will be involved with Real Madrid against Real Betis unless there is an injury crisis mid-match.
Ancelotti should make some changes to the starting lineup on Saturday, with Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy back in action. Unlike his Real Madrid counterpart, Manuel Pellegrini has some concerns about a pressing injury hampering his preparations ahead of his trip to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Real Betis coach will miss four first-team players on Saturday.
William Carvalho is the main absentee from Real Betis, as the Portuguese midfielder failed to recover from a heavy blow he suffered against Osasuna last week.
Carvalho joined Martin Montoya (ankle) and Victor Camarasa (knockout) on the sidelines. In addition, German Pezzella will not be available as he will be serving a suspension following his dismissal last weekend.
Real Betis vs Real Madrid
Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior continue to go from strength to strength in the early days of the 2022/23 season. Meanwhile, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are aging like fine wines. But our player worth watching in the match between Real Madrid and Real Betis is Aurelien Chuamini.
The French midfielder has been top-notch since joining Real Madrid from Monaco last summer. He appears to have the strength to fill Casemiro's shoes at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The match against Real Betis will be another indication of Chuamini's prospects, as the visitors gave him his first real test as a Real Madrid player. It will be interesting to see what he does on Saturday.
Real Madrid and Real Betis were the two star players in the early days of the 2022/23 La Liga season.
So Saturday's match is very tough, although there will be very little to separate the two teams. Real Madrid's key will be to keep Real Betis calm in the first half.