Sevilla vs Real Betis
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Monday, 20 September 2016
Kick-Off: 21:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville.
It is the first Derbi sevillano of the 2016/17 Spanish Football Season when Sevilla FC host Real Betis at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for the La Liga clash.
Sevilla’s poor away form continued over the weekend as they were held 1-1 draw by Eibar, who finished the match with 9 men on the field. They were also held to a goal-less stalemate in their trip to face an understrength Villarreal on the matchday 2 of the season. At the same time, their home form is something reckoning as they have won in both matches this season – 6-4 against Espanyol and 2-1 against a brilliant Las Palmas.
Real Betis struggled in the weekend’s home games against Granada. They were trailing 2-0 before Alex Alegria came to rescue and his double strike rescued a point for Betis. These are the kind of matches they should winning, if they are to fight for the top 6 finish this season. However, they will come into the match on the back of a three match unbeaten run with a win away at Valencia and two draws.
Sevilla vs Real Betis: Head-to-Head Stats
F.C Sevilla are on a six match unbeaten run against Betis in all competitions across all venues. They have won 5 and drawn 1 and kept clean sheets in all matches during the period.
The corresponding fixture of last season end in a 2-0 win for Sevilla on April 2016, while they were held to a goal-less draw in the away leg. They also met over the two legs of the Copa Del Rey fixture on January 2016, with Sevilla winning both legs – 4-0 at home and 2-0 away.
Sevilla haven’t lost in any of the six La Liga fixture against Betis in the last three seasons and they have won in all the three home matches.
This is the 125th Seville Derby, and Sevilla lead the all time record with 58 wins, while Real Betis have won in 37 matches and 29 matches were drawn.
Sevilla vs Real Betis: Prediction
Sevilla are strong team at home and they have commendable success when coming against Real Betis in recent seasons. Their poor away also demand them to get most of their points from their home games. And they will be fired up to get the take nothing less than a win against their fierce rivals.
While Real Betis are struggling to perform consistently since the start of the season. Also they have a poor record in travels and the win at Valencia a fortnight ago is only their second win in 14 away matches.
As a result of all these recent statistics and form analysis, Sevilla could win this quite comfortably. This is every chance that they will find the back of the net at least twice here.
Sevilla vs Real Betis: Bet Tips
Sevilla to win at 1.53 (1/2)
Sevilla to win at half-time at 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 goals in the Second Half – 1.72 (8/11).
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