May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

La Liga preview: Real Betis vs. Sevilla

Sevilla vs. Real Betis odds

Inform your Sevilla vs. Real Betis prediction

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La Liga preview: Real Betis vs. Sevilla

Real Betis play Sevilla in this weekend’s highlight La Liga match. Looking for value in the Real Betis vs. Sevilla odds? Read on to inform your Real Betis vs. Sevilla prediction.

A close look at the Real Betis vs. Sevilla odds

The moneyline odds imply this will be a very close game with neither side heavily favoured to win.

It is expected to be a fast start to the game with over 1 first-half goal the 1.709* favourite.

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Real Betis vs. Sevilla stats: What you need to know

Time: Saturday May 12, 16:30 GMT kickoff                             

Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin

Team news:

Real Betis: Goalkeepers Antonio Adan and Dani Giminez are both likely to miss this game through injury. Andres Guardado is doubtful.

Sevilla:  Simon Kjaer remains out through injury

  • Real Betis La Liga home record: ten wins, three draws, five losses
  • Sevilla away from home in La Liga: ten wins, five draws, three losses
  • Barca (87 goals) and Real (82 goals) possess the best two attacking records in La Liga
  • Sevilla have scored 46 La Liga goals from 57.27 expected goals
  • Five of the last six Seville derbies have all been won by Sevilla

Inform your Real Betis vs. Sevilla prediction

This weekend’s Seville derby offers the city’s usual underdogs, Real Betis, the chance to ensure they will finish a La Liga season ahead of their city rivals for the first time since the 2012/13 campaign.

A point here would also guarantee Betis a place in next season’s Europa League group stages. The home side are in an excellent position having won seven of eight prior to last weekend’s loss to Athletic Bilbao.

That run was fuelled by some of Betis’ best defensive displays of the season. First and second choice goalkeepers Adan and Giminez combined for five consecutive clean sheets, securing a European place with games to spare.

However, injuries to the pair will mean third-string keeper Pedro Lopez will need to deputise in goal. The young keeper has conceded three goals in his two starts for the club, as many as Adan and Gimenez conceded in the ten games prior to their injuries.

Sevilla seemed to have rediscovered their goalscoring touch during their important midweek victory over Real Madrid. That fixture was the only time in ten games Sevilla have outscored their expected goals tota,l however this was aided by a fortunate Sergio Ramos own goal.

It is no coincidence that run included seven consecutive games without a victory. No team in La Liga has been as wasteful in front of goal according to the statistics. Betis will hope that Wednesday’s victory doesn’t indicate a return to form for Wissam Ben Yedder and the Sevilla attack.

Real Betis vs. Sevilla: Where is the value?

Sevilla’s lack of form in front of goal is a worry but the absence of Betis’ first and second choice goalkeepers should encourage their attacking players. They are available at 2.070* to score over 1.5 goals and should offer value if Lopez is as unconvincing as he was against Bilbao.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in three of the last five games between the sides and, if January’s 5-3 Betis victory is any indication, there should be goals in this fixture. Odds 1.617* of on over 2.5 goals to be scored once again could prove a sensible selection in one of Spain’s biggest derbies.

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