Apr 20, 2013 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
3-1
Real Betis
Özil (45', 90'), Benzema (57')
Fernandez (71'), Higuaín (78'), Ronaldo (81')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Molina (73' pen.)
Ruiz Herrera Canas (56')

Preview: Real Madrid vs. Real Betis

Santiago Bernabeau
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Sports Mole previews Real Madrid's La Liga match with Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid host Real Betis on Saturday as they look to retain their three-point cushion in second place of the La Liga table.

With Barcelona 13 points clear at the top, Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will know that a runners-up spot is as good as they can earn, and victory over Betis will put the pressure on Atletico Madrid.

Mourinho could name the same team that recorded a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao last weekend.

Betis stunned Sevilla last weekend, fighting back from 3-1 behind to earn a 3-3 draw to keep them in contention to secure a European place next season.

Manager Pepe Mel would have taken great confidence from his side's comeback against Sevilla, and that could lead to him beginning the match at the Bernabeu with the same team.

Recent form

Real Madrid: DWWLW

Real Betis: WLDWD

Possible starting lineups

Real Madrid: Diego Lopez; Sergio Ramos, Albiol, Pepe, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Modric, Khedira; Di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema

Real Betis: Adrian; Javi Chica, Paulao, Antonio Amaya, Alex Martinez; Benat, Canas, Juan Carlos, Ruben Castro; Pabon, Campbell

Sports Mole says: 4-1

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