Sevilla vs Real Betis Game Summary

Title Rivals Collide In Seville

Game Summary


Sevilla 2 – Real Betis 1

One of the most intriguing fixtures of this round of games in La Liga takes place on Sunday, in the Sevilla vs Real Betis game as Real Betis are the visitors to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. Both Betis and Sevilla have aspirations of a title challenge this season, but defeat on Sunday could leave the losing side chasing their tails in a Champions League fight.

Sevilla has emerged as the shock title contenders in La Liga this season. However, for those that have been tracking the Spanish giants, a strong domestic challenge has been on the horizon for a while, as they have been building the foundations of a very good team. Sevilla has used their success in the Europa League as a springboard, and this could be their chance to chase the top prize.

Their last success in the league came way back in the 1945-46 season, while their best finish since that title win came in 1956-57, as they finished as the runners-up. That is a finish that Julen Lopetegui will be hoping to match at the very least this season.

However, they have spurned chances over recent weeks to close the gap on Real Madrid, as they have been held to four draws in their previous five games. The latest of those draws came last weekend, as Espanyol held Sevilla to a 1-1 tie. Scoring goals has been an issue for them throughout the season, as they have registered just 37, which is the lowest number of the sides in the top six.

Real Betis Standings

Real Betis have at least been very consistent in their position in the La Liga standings, as they have been sitting third since the 16th round of games in early December. The biggest issue that they will have is maintaining that strong run when the pressure inevitably comes from Atletico Madrid and Barcelona between now and May.

There is still more than a chance that Betis could yet finish the season in second, but the title looks like an unlikely chance given that they are eleven points off Real Madrid. They have won the most games of the teams in the top six over their previous five outings, having picked up four victories. Let’s go over the Sevilla vs Real Betis Game betting guide.

Champions League football must be the target this season, which means finishing above the likes of Barcelona and Atletico. A victory on Sunday could go a long way towards that target, as Manuel Pellegrini hopes that his side can pick up a third straight victory. Betis won 2-1 at home last weekend against Mallorca, with Willian Jose netting the winner from the spot with eight minutes remaining.

Sevilla vs Real Bettis Betting Odds

The current spread for the fixture this weekend sees Sevilla at -1. Given the form of both sides and that selection is priced up at +300, it looks like a market that we would be keen to stay well clear of. Betis +1 looks a little more interesting, but -150 hardly makes it profitable.

These two sides are extremely hard to separate, meaning head-to-head records could give us a trend to help. Sevilla has picked up five victories from their previous six against Betis and haven’t lost at home against their rivals this weekend in the previous eight meetings. Our pick would be a Sevilla win, with Anthony Martial (+800) getting on the scoresheet.

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