Tip Betis - Sevilla
This weekend’s action in La Liga concludes with a bang on Sunday night as 15th placed Real Betis and 5th placed Sevilla clash in El Gran Derbi of Seville at Benito Villamarin. This is one of the fiercest and most long-standing rivalries in Spanish football, and we can expect a close contest despite the current gap between the sides in the table. Sevilla’s ultimate aim this season is to qualify for the Champions League and they have enjoyed a decent season so far under new boss Julen Lopetegui. They are currently one place below where they need to be in 5th; however Los Palanganas are only a single point behind co-leaders Barcelona, Real Madrid and Real Sociedad heading into Matchday 13.
Sevilla have recovered well from their 4-0 trouncing at Barca before the international break to claim eight points from their last four games, posting victories over Levante (1-0) and Getafe (2-0) before consecutive 1-1 draws against Valencia at Mestalla and Atletico Madrid at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last weekend.vLopetegui’s side secured qualification as anticipated for the Europa League knockout stages in midweek with a bloodless 2-5 success in Luxembourg against F91 Dudelange, and overall they travel to Benito Villamarin this Sunday in great shape on all fronts.vNonetheless, Sevilla still have questions to answer in terms of their La Liga form on the road. They have picked up just a single point from their last three domestic away days and that will stoke up Los Verdiblancos who have notched 11 points from their six home matches this term. Betis endured a rough start to the campaign under Rubi; however, they have taken a couple of big steps forward over the past week or so. Betis ousted Celta Vigo 2-1 at Benito Villamarin in a bottom of the table six-pointer on Matchday 11, before scrapping out a 0-0 stalemate against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu last weekend. The latter result was particularly impressive considering Los Verdiblancos had earned just one point and shipped 14 goals in their first five games on the road this term and holding Los Blanco’s will give Rubi’s charges a big lift going into this Sunday’s derby clash.
Key points Betis - Sevilla
This is one of the fiercest and most long-standing rivalries in Spanish football.
Los Verdiblancos had earned just one point and shipped 14 goals in their first five games on the road this term.
Betis endured a rough start to the campaign under Rubi. However, they have taken a couple of big steps forward over the past week or so.
Conclusion Betis - Sevilla
With Betis potentially starting to turn the corner and suffering just one home defeat from six this season (1-2 vs Valladolid on the opening weekend), we’re backing the hosts in the double chance market this weekend. If either side is to edge it we expect it to be Betis, though we’re opting for a 1-1 draw in the correct score market. It’s worth noting that Sevilla are unbeaten in six matches now across all competitions despite being unconvincing of late on the road in La Liga. Both teams are averaging 1.2 goals per game this season and have solid respective home / away defensive records, so 1-1 looks a highly likely outcome for what should be an enthralling and feisty derby encounter in Andalusia.
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Betis Sevilla Prediction published on November 8, 2019