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Sevilla vs. Betis Match Preview and Betting Tips

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LaLiga returns this weekend for the first time since March 10th with Real Betis visiting Sevilla in the first round 28 game this Thursday.

Sevilla, who sits in third place go into the encounter, having amassed 47 points from 27 games. They sit just one point above Real Sociedad and Getafe in fourth and fifth, while sixth-placed Athletico Madrid is not far off with 45 points.

The visitors meanwhile are in 12th place with 33 points. They head into the tie 14th on the form table, with six points in five games (w1, L2, D2), and their 2:1 win over Real Madrid in their last outing looking like it was a million days ago.

Team News

Julen Lopetegui has a fully fit squad, the only exception being that of Suso, potentially out with an illness. But the former Spain boss will be without Serbian midfielder Nemanja Gudelj who misses the tie through suspension having picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in their 2:2 draw with Atletico Madrid last time out.

Apart from midfielder Juan Juanmi Lopez who is out with a long term knee injury, Rubi Joan has a fully fit squad to select from.

Head To Head

The head to head record of this tie stands at two wins apiece from the last five games with Sevilla winning the reverse fixture 2:1 in November.

However, historically Sevilla enjoys a superior top-flight head to head advantage in this tie, winning 45 times in their 97 previous meetings (D22, L30)).

Team Form

Sevilla last five games in all competitions: DWDWD

Betis last five games in all competitions: WLDDL

Betting Preview

Sevilla will head into the match as favorites as they sit on 6th position in the form table across the last six games, having taken nine points from the available 18. The home team have won 52% of the league games they have entered as favorites this season.

Sevilla has scored 39 goals this season in the league—the fifth-best side for goals scored. Of these 39 goals, just 19 have come in 13 home games meaning that Sevilla score an average 1.46 goals per home game.

However, without a full capacity Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Julen Lopetegui’s men should do better. This is evidenced by the fact that they do better when they are the away side as they have won more games as the away side than s the home team.

Julen Lopetegui boys are strong starters as their last four victories have seen them win the first half ‘to nil’ with an average margin of 1.5 goals across those games. Over the course of this season, the hosts sit second for points accrued in the first half as they have won eleven times in the first half of games.

To put the above stat in context, they would be sitting on 46 points if games finished in the first half with a goal difference of +9 with twenty goals scored and just eleven conceded in 27 games.

Betis however, head into the game on a poor run of form with just six points from the last six league games—one point per game on average.

Rubi Joan’s boys will be looking to better their record of losing 56% of games they entered as outsiders.

Across 27 games in the top-flight this season, the visitors have 38 times meaning that they are Spains’s 7th best side for goals. However, they find it hard to score away from home as they have only registered eleven league goals in their travels.

At the other end of the pitch, Betis have a dismal record, having conceded 43 times in 27 games—only two sides have conceded more. Away from home, the visitors concede on average 1.69 goals per game, having shipped in 22 goals on their travels.

Betting Tips

Sevilla to win first and second half @ 21/10

Sevilla to win @ 10/11

Over 2.5 Goals @ 10/11

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