Real Madrid vs. Real Betis – Match prediction, lineups

Real Madrid is set to conclude an almost perfect 2023-24 La Liga season by hosting Real Betis at the Bernabeu on Saturday evening. With the league title already secured, the match holds little significance for both teams. 

Real Madrid remains without David Alaba, who is recovering from an ACL injury, and Aurelien Tchouameni, who is out with a foot injury and will miss the Champions League final.

Carlo Ancelotti is expected to field his strongest lineup after rotating players in their last match against Villarreal. Thibaut Courtois will return as goalkeeper, and the dynamic attacking trio of Jude Bellingham, Vinicius Junior, and Rodrygo will reclaim their starting positions. 
This setup means fewer opportunities for Guler, Brahim Diaz, and Joselu. Toni Kroos will play his final La Liga match for Real Madrid before retiring later this year.

Real Betis, managed by Pellegrini, will miss several key players due to injuries and suspensions. Aitor Ruibal is absent for unspecified reasons, while Isco is out with a fibula fracture. 

Other notable absentees include Marc Bartra, Cedric Bakambu, Guido Rodriguez, German Pezzella, Chimy Avila, Abner Vinicius, Pablo Fornals, and William Carvalho. 
Ricardo Visus is expected to replace Chadi Riad, who is finalizing a move to Crystal Palace, in the defense alongside Sokratis.

Real Madrid Possible XI:
Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Camavinga, Kroos; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior
Real Betis possible XI:
Bravo; Sabaly, Sokratis, Visus, Miranda; Roca, Cardoso; Ezzalzouli, Fekir, Perez; Jose