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Real Betis - Real Madrid | Liga BBVA | Jornada 20 | Saturday | 18.01.2014 | 16:00 CET

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  1. Eddie

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    Saturday, Jan 11, 2013
    La Liga BBVA - Game 20
    Match Time
    : 4pm CET, 7am PST, 10am EST.
    Venue: Benito Villamarín
    Capacity: 52,500

    Expected lineups:

    Real Madrid:
    Lopez; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Alonso; Bale, Isco, Ronaldo; Benzema
    Bench: Casillas, Nacho, Arbeloa, Di Maria, Illarramendi, Casemiro, Jese

    Real Betis: Andersen; Juanfran, Paulao, Amaya, Nacho; Reyes, Matilla, Sevilla; Leo Baptistao, Ruben Castro; Vadillo

    Recent form:
    Real Madrid: WWWWWW
    Real Betis: DLDWLL

    Head to head: WWLW

    Team news:

    Happy birthday to Arbeloa who turns 31.
    Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale have scored over 50 goals this season.

    Carlo Ancelotti pre match press conference.
     


  2. Chinky24

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    I hope we beat the ever loving ******** out of these assholes.
     
  3. Madrid_1902

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    I know they are bottom of the league but I still think this is going to be quite tough. Glad we made a few changes on Wednesday night.
     
  4. Zidane05

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    Hoping that we deploy the 4-3-3 again with Angel in the mid 3.
     


  5. mymy33

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    Don't hold back now, tell us how you really feel about Betis :D
     
  6. Ahmadi8

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    I like the 4-3-3 more too. I just prefer Di Maria not to be a part of the 3 man midfield. Too erratic and suspect decesion making for me.

    It looked awesome when Khedira was healthy. I'd like to see Ancelloti try Illara - Xabi - Modric instead.
     
  7. Chinky24

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    I really can't stand Betis!!!!!!!! RAWR
     
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    it's time for manita
     
  9. Doni

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    Illaramanedi and Xabi as part of a 4-3-3 doesn't look right to me on paper, the balance isn't really there. Having Modric as part of it of course helps a great deal, but it's no where as balanced as the Khedira - Xabi - Modric trio, sucks so hard that he's out for the season.

    Counting on Ronaldo to continue the goal scoring, and for Bale to be more involved from the start of the match.
     
  10. Subtractam

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    Anything but the 4-4-2. Idk why but it just bugs the hell out of me. We seem to always struggle playing that formation. Marca reports that Isco probably won't play and that it's jese and di maria battling it out for his spot
     
  11. natenate101

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    Early game over here so I should be able to watch at least the first half in peace. Looking forward to it.
     
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  12. Zidane05

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    Hah, and I thought waking up at 10 on a Saturday morning was early and a pain in the ass. :D

    It's very odd, I've seen reactions on both ends of the spectrum for this Di Maria experiment. I've seen journalists that cover the team very closely and who know a thing or two about the game say either he looks lost in this system or he's doing a wonderful job.

    I've been very impressed with him in this role. He's made simple decisions in his own half to get the ball moving quickly. I'd still want him to take risks in the final third because that's what makes him special. I think he offers another dynamic to the midfield, someone who has the ability to make plays in the final third but gets back and helps out when we lose the ball.
     
  13. natenate101

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    Haha, kids make waking up at 10am an impossibility.
     
  14. Crimson

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    I'll add that to my ever growing list of reasons not to have children lol
     
  15. Crimson

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    Cedrik Mabwati -the Congolese footballer who gave torrid times to both Pepe and Ramos in the opening match of the season at the Bernabeu -was stuck in the reserves for past 2-3 games (For reasons unknown to me) so he's unlikely to play today.

    Good news :thumbsup:
     
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    I don't know what's worse :(
     
  19. RoyalWhites

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    Must win game and puts pressure on the other two.
     
  20. 4x4s

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    Really really disliked Pepe Mel's sacking. I hope we can also win this one for him.
     
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  21. Xehanort

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    This...oh god, so much this.

    Bottom team guys c'mon, let's wreck these as*****s :D
     
  22. Madrid_1902

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    Diego Lopez; Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Xabi, Di María; Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema.
     
  23. Zidane05

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    Carlo sticking with that midfield, good stuff.
     
  24. Dhajj

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    DiMa in the midfield trio??? Interesting.
     
  25. Deep Pal

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    ^^ how come its interesting,he fails and fails badly at it,and the team struggles as well,yet he has to be put in there ,why???
     
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