Sevilla vs Betis Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Sevilla vs Betis in La Liga.
Sevilla vs Betis Match Preview
There are many cross-city derbies you witness in Europe, but Sevilla vs Real Betis is one of the most-fierce derbies you ever get to see. This La Liga fixture will be played at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Saturday, January 6, so check out our match preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
Sevilla manager Vincenzo Montella couldn’t have asked for a better first league game in charge, who has started life in Sevilla with a win over Cadiz in the Copa del Rey. The hosts are fifth in La Liga after 17 games (29pts, W9, D2, L6). They are just two points away from the fourth-placed Real Madrid, although the Spanish Champions have played a game lesser. Montella should be confident of a positive start as Sevilla are unbeaten at home in eight La Liga fixtures (W6, D2). In the process, they have scored 13 goals and conceded just three, including five clean sheets. The goalless draw against Levante was the only time they couldn’t find the net in a home match.
Real Betis, on the other hand, are going through a poor phase domestically. They have picked up only one win in their last eight La Liga fixtures (W1, D2, L5) and will feel the pinch of their slide down the table. After 17 games, Betis are 14th in the table (21pts, W6, D3, L8) which is still six points away from the bottom three. However, if their form doesn’t improve soon, it may not be long before they feel the heat of relegation. Although they have won 2-0 against Malaga in their last away fixture, Betis have struggled on the road picking up just seven points in eight fixtures (W2, D1, L5). That involved conceding 16 goals (avg. of 2.0 per game) and scoring just eight (avg. of 1.0 per game).
Sevilla vs Real Betis H2H
Sevilla have dominated this Sevilla vs Real Betis fixture, winning the last five derbies with their city rivals. They have also won five of their last six home games against Betis, the 2-0 defeat in the Europa League being the lone exception.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Team News
Sevilla will be missing the services of Daniel Carrico and Nico Pareja for this Sevilla vs Real Betis fixture, as both are injured. Out of contention is Guido Pizarro, who is suspended while Gabriel Mercado is a doubt.
Real Betis will not have the services of Jordi Amat, who is suspended for this fixture. Joel Campbell and Antonio Sanabria are unavailable because of injuries.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Probable Line-ups
Sevilla: Rico, Mercado, Lenglet, Kjaer, Escudero, Banega, N’Zonzi, Vazquez, Navas, Muriel, Nolito.
Real Betis: Adan, Barragan, Feddal, Mandi, Durmisi, Guardado, Garcia, Ruiz, Joaquin, Leon, Tello.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Predictions
Considering their current form and the record in this fixture, Sevilla start as heavy favourites to edge out Real Betis. Only Barcelona have a better home record than the Andalusians and with Betis struggling to stay afloat in the recent matches, back the hosts to win. In fact, backing them to win to nil could be a good betting prediction as well.