Every football lover around the world surely knows the tradition behind this derby and the feelings surrounding it. The authorities in Seville declared it a game of high risk and regardless of players’ calls for calm and serenity there will surely be incidents in the stands, just like there always are.
Neither team is doing that well this season, with Sevilla fighting mediocrity in the middle of the table and Betis being isolated at the bottom.
Still, like it always happen, this game brings out the best in both sides. For example last season we had 6 goals in each game between these teams (5-1 at Sevilla and then 3-3 at Betis).
There should be some changes in both squads seeing that a couple of players will return from injury. For Sevilla forward Gameiro and midfielders Marin and M’bia are operational again, while Betis will welcome back defender Paulao, midfielder Reyes and striker Ruben Castro. Key fullback Juanfran suffered and injury last round but according to latest reports he will be fit in time for the game. Not the same can be said about central defender Perquis who will be out for about 2 months.
Sevilla undoubtedly have the upper hand here. Their game is more lucid, they create more chances, cover more areas on the field, and they are more confident after managing to win away at Espanyol, right before the international break.
Betis struggle to build up play and some time will pass until all injured players will finally return and pick up some form (at one point they were without 8 players).
Bookmakers are no fools so the price on Sevilla is no gift. Still at 8/13 from BetFred Sevilla to win can be taken with medium confidence either as a single or in an accumulator.
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