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Real Betis vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Real Madrid's focus will shift back to La Liga on Sunday after their midweek heroics in the UEFA Champions League, as they visit Real Betis.

Los Blancos, after a season of struggle, were brilliant in their 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, putting in the type of display that can turn campaigns around. 

Manager Zinedine Zidane will want to keep positive momentum building in Andalusia.

Betis are far from straightforward opponents, though, as they sit in eighth, just four points off fifth place. 

Quique Setien's side also earned a historic win against Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier this season.

Real Betis vs. Real Madrid:LaLiga Prediction Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Everything you need to know ahead of Los Blancos' trip to Seville in the Primera Division this weekend.

Real Madrid return to action in La Liga on Sunday following their vital victory at home to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Zinedine Zidane's side beat PSG 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to take a significant step towards the quarter-finals of the European competition, although they still face a tought trip to the Parc des Princes next month.

In the Primera Division, Los Blancos are well adrift in fourth place, 17 points behind leaders Barcelona after 23 rounds of the championship, albeit with a game in hand.

A win at Betis on Sunday will see Real move into third place in the table if Valencia fail to beat Malaga away earlier on in the day. Here, a look at everything you need to know before Madrid's game at the Benito Villamarin...

Betis versus Real Madrid kicks off at 20:45 local time on Sunday, with viewers in the United Kingdom (UK) able to watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and also on Sky Sports Football from 19:40 GMT.

In the United States (US), the match is live on beIN Sports and kicks off at 14:45 ET.

Team News

Real Madrid
Defender Jesus Vallejo is still sidelined with a muscle problem and midfielder Toni Kroos is also out after picking up a knee injury against PSG that could make him doubtful for the trip to Paris on March 6th.

Dani Carvajal was suspended for the Champions League clash against PSG, but he returns in La Liga and Zidane has no players banned for the meeting with Betis.

With Carvajal back from a European ban, he will return to the side on the right side of defence.

 But over on the left, Marcelo is likely to be rested after his impressive display on Wednesday, with Theo Hernandez in line to start instead.

Nacho could partner Ramos in the centre, while there will be at least one change in midfield as Kroos misses out through injury.

Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez are both in contention for starting spots after starring from the bench on Wednesday, while Gareth Bale should feature from the outset instead of Karim Benzema, who was disappointing again versus PSG.

Real Betis
Following something of a dip in form, Betis are back on song in La Liga and have won their past two matches in the competition: at home to Villarreal and away to Deportivo La Coruna.

Quique Setien's side surprised Real Madrid by beating Los Blancos 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier this season and the Betis boss said ahead of this match that his side have "a real chance" of repeating that success in Sunday's home fixture.

Setien will be without forwards Joel Campell and Antonio Sanabria, as well as defender Zouhair Feddal (all injured) for this match, while winger Francis is doubtful.

Predicted Starting XI:
Likely Real Betis XI: Antonio Adan; Francis, Aissa Mandi, Marc Bartra, Jordi Amat, Junior Firpo; Joaquin, Andres Guardado, Fabian Ruiz; Ryad Boudebouz, Loren Moron

Likely Real Madrid XI: Keylor Navas,; Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Toni Kroos, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale

More To KNOW about Betis vs Madrid

Date: Sunday, February 18
Time: 7:45 p.m. (GMT)/2:45 p.m. (ET)
TV Info: Sky Sports Football (UK), beIN Sports (U.S.)
Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), beIN Sports Connect (U.S.)

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