Partido; Betis - Real Madrid
Estadio; Ruiz de Lopera
Interesting game at the weekend in Seville. It will serve as a distraction for the CL match with Zenit in midweek so it will be intriguing to see how the team approaches this match and the level of their focus/ intensity. Schuster will continue to shuffle the pack and my money is on Cannavaro and Arjen Robben to sit this one out. Sergio Ramos and RVN are back in the starting line-up refreshed, but the midfield essentially picks itself.
Betis have failed to score in three of their four matches thus far this season. They're not the same team of three years ago with Joaquin, Oliveira, Assuncao, Edu... but Heliópolis has always been a hard place for us to visit. These stadiums are always full when Madrid come to town and the opposition finds extra resources. If we take our eye off the ball we're going to get punished.