and as I said in my previous post, Schuster rested Van Nistelrooy and Sergio Ramos because he is serious about the game against Betis as he should be as I think we have Champions league match after on wednesday against a dangerous Zenit as well.

As I said, I don’t expect it to be a party like the one we just had a few days ago, but a true battle. Their stadium is always hard to play at but yet I’m optimistic and positiveandhave confidence in the team.


Schuster will definitely keep on counting on De La Red and Diarra in midfield. He may rest captain Rau’l for the Champions League clash against Zenit and instead start with Higuain or Saviola. As for VDV & Robben I think they’ll play considering that Sneijder and Guti are still out and so they can’t take a break.

The defense will be the same maybe with the return of Ramos on the right. Heinze could also feature on the left – we need to watch the game to find out though. But I do think that Heinze will start as Schuster does seem to go for a slightly more defensive and experience line up while playing away from home.


As I said, It is not going to be another party. Nevertheless, I’m confident we will win and If we play like we did against Gijon we will certainly score at least two goals. My prediction is 2-1 for Los Blancos. Ruud & again VDV.