Real Madrid vs Real Betis: how to watch on TV, stream online in US/UK and around the world
A massive clash awaits at the Bernabeu as the only two sides with a 100% record go head-to-head on Saturday, 3 September.
Real Madrid play their first home game of the 2022-23 season having amassed a maximum 9 points from 9 in away trips to Almeria, Vigo and at Espanyol. The reigning champions already look formidable justifying their tag of pre-season favourites to retain the LaLiga throne.
Saturday’s contest throws up a top of the table clash with the visitors to the Spanish capital being Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis with ‘Los Verdiblancos’ the only other side in the Primera Division to boast a 100% record with three wins from the opening three fixtures.
All the ingredients are in place for a enthralling 2022/23 LaLiga clash at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu where the action will kick off at 10:15 am. EDT/ 04:15 am PDT on Saturday, 3 September 2022 for viewers in the United States, or 4:15 p.m. local time (3:15 BST) in the UK.
Where can I watch Real Madrid vs Betis in the US and the UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the Madrid-Betis game:
US: In the United States, you will be able to watch the game live on: ESPN+
UK: LaLiga TV
Find out who is showing Madrid-Betis elsewhere in the world here:
Text coverage of Real Madrid-Betis, no matter where you are in the world
You can follow all the action of the Real Madrid v Betis live here on AS USA, with our minute-by-minute coverage. We’ll be building up to kick-off from an hour before with team news and analysis, so no matter where you are, so long as your phone’s connected you can find out exactly how things are going.
Betis looking to spring a surprise
Real Betis head to the Bernabeu on Saturday with no fear with coach Manuel Pellegrini encouraged by his team from their positive starts and is buoyed in the knowledge that Madrid have failed to score against Betis in their last games at the Bernabeu.
Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho will be a key absentee for the side from Seville with the central player extending his contract with Betis through to 2026. The good news for Betis fans is the expected start for midfield maestro Sergio Canales.
Speaking to the media on Friday ahead of the contest, the Chilean coach reminisced about his brief spell at the Bernabeu as coach and was grateful that the transfer window failed to generate a mass exodus from the Benito Villamarin with Marc Bartra being the highest profile departure during the summer with the defender heading to Turkish champions Trabzonspor.
Betis will be without the injured Camarasa and Montoya with Pezella suspended following his red card last Friday at home to Osasuna.
Ancelotti looking forward to Bernabeu opener
Carlo Ancelotti was in confident mood as his Real Madrid head into a green and white double header as the face Betis on Saturday before facing Glasgow Celtic next Tuesday in matchday 1 of the 22-23 Uefa Champions League.
It was a quiet day for the Bernabeu side on transfer deadline day with the departure of Casemiro to Manchester United the most significant departure from the club during the summer.
The Italian coach can count on an injury free squad and it’s anticipated that Tchouameni will start again after impressing last weekend away to Espanyol.
Once again, the Madrid coach was forced to defend Belgian attacker Eden Hazard with so much hope deposited in the player ahead of the season. Ancelotti stated that he refuses to analyse a player’s performance on the back of just three games and that only an objective overview can be gleaned post season.
Prediction: Real Madrid 1-0 Real Betis
Who is refereeing Real Madrid vs Betis?
José María Sánchez Martínez has been selected to officiate the Saturday afternoon clash in the Spanish capital. The Lorca born official has been a FIFA ranked referee since 2017 and the 38-year-old will be assisted by Xavier Estrada Fernandez in the VAR booth.
Real Madrid v Real Betis: Past five LaLiga meetings
May 2022: Real Madrid 0-0 Betis
August 2021: Betis 0-1 Real Madrid
April 2021: Real Madrid 0-0 Betis
September 2020: Betis 2-3 Real Madrid
March 2020: Betis 2-1 Real Madrid