Real Betis vs Sevilla: Preview and Predictions

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Real Betis are looking for their first home win against Sevilla in 12 years when they welcome their cross city rivals this Saturday. Also, this is a six pointer in the automatic qualification for the Europa League.

The Beticos were on an excellent run of form until last week’s surprise defeat at Bilbao. It was a pair of late goals from Muniain and Aduriz that handed them their first defeat since March. Betis picked 7 wins and a draw during their 8 match unbeaten run prior to that. They remain unbeaten at home though are coming on the back of four consecutive wins.

Sevilla bagged their second win on the bounce this midweek by a 3-2 margin against a fringe Real Madrid side. This gives the caretaker manager Joaquin Caparros a perfect start and the team some confidence to make the final bid for Europa League automatic qualification spot. They are 7th in the table, the play-off spot, trailing 6th placed Villarreal by 3 points and their cross city rivals by 5 points.

So, the result of this match is of big significance for both teams. But the side that profit is Villarreal, who could book their tickets to Europa League group stage with a win over Deportivo La Coruna regardless what happen here. However a stalemate against Betis will push Sevilla out of automatic qualification, also invite pressure from Getafe who are just 2 points behind.

Real Betis vs Sevilla: Head-to-head

Betis bagged a stunning 5-3 win at the Sanchez Pizjuan earlier this season ending Sevilla’s 8 match unbeaten run in their h2h meetings, 7 wins, 1 draw.

The Beticos still remain with a win at home since 2006, a long gap of 12 years and 11 games, 5 draws and 6 losses.

Real Betis vs Sevilla: Prediction

Without a doubt, Betis are the team on better form and will be boosted by home advantage. However, Sevilla’s performances under Joaquin Caparros is hopeful and this is good news for the neutrals and punters alike. And with some prolific strikers on either sides of the pitch, we may not look anywhere other than the goal markets. Both teams to score is my first choice due to the above reason while over 2.5 goals is the second option since their last La Liga meeting saw 8 goals.

Real Betis vs Sevilla: Bet Tips

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