Primera Liga: Sevilla vs Real Betis preview


Another edition of the Seville derby takes place on Tuesday as high-flying Sevilla take on city rivals Betis. Last season Sevilla have beaten Betis three times out of four, twice in the Copa del Rey and once in the home league match. The last time Betis won against their rivals was in 2014 but that win didn't do them much good as it was the second leg of an Europa League tie which they ended up losing.

Sevilla are still unbeaten this season with two wins and two draws. They have also recorded a good result in the opening match of their Champions League campaign as they held Serie A champions Juventus to a goalless draw in Italy. Several first team players are injured though, starting with defenders Adil Rami and Daniel Carrico. Benoit Tremoulinas, Michael Krohn-Dehli and David Soria are also out, while Samir Nasri's participation is in doubt.

Betis are on a good streak of their own, they are unbeaten in their last three league games but they did let in two goals in each of the last couple of matches. In fact, they have not lost since the opening day 6-2 thumping at the hands of Barcelona. Dani Gimenez is suspended after having picked up a red card last time out, while Jonas Martin is injured.

Probable line-ups:

Sevilla: Rico - Mariano, Pareja, Kolodziejczak, Escudero - Vazquez, N'Zonzi, Correa - Vitolo, Vietto, Kiyotake

Betis: Adan - Piccini, Mandi, Pezzella, Durmisi - Petros, Brasanac, Fabian - Joaquin, Verdu, Castro

My prediction: Sevilla to win 3-1.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Sevilla win - 1.50
Draw - 4.33
Betis win - 6.50

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Members Comments

  • Bulgaria sharpe

    22/9/16

    Obviously Sevilla dominated the derby in the last seasons and it's not wondering really they just have a better selection of players and huge ambitions.
    The life in Primera is always a challenge for Betis who have many ups and downs between the leagues in the last seasons so they will fight for their survival once again I guess.
    Still Sevilla had been good enough to win 1-0 so there wasn't any surprise in that result.

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