Real Betis vs Sevilla predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups ahead of the big Seville derby.
|Sunday 7th November 2021
|21:00 (local time)
Real Betis vs Sevilla Preview
LaLiga heads off into the international break in style with one of the biggest fixtures on the Spanish football calendar. LaLiga’s most passionate city derby sees two high-flying teams clash as Real Betis host Sevilla at the Benito Villamarin.
Rewind a week or so and Real Betis fans would have been relishing this fixture and really fancying their chances of getting one over on their old foes. They’d just put in one of their most convincing performances of the season to hammer Valencia 4-1 to record a third straight league win and there was seemingly nothing that could stop Manuel Pellegrini’s side in their stride.
However things have taken a significant turn for the worse since then with Betis on the wrong end of 3-0 and 4-0 defeats over the past week at the hands of Atletico Madrid in LaLiga and Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League. Betis had only suffered 4 defeats inside 90 minutes in all of 2021 prior to that and only one of those losses was by more than a single goal. It’s hard to find a rational explanation for such heavy defeats all of a sudden, other than to say they were up against two strong sides on top of their game.
Sevilla though may take a different perspective and would have surely seen defensive flaws in those Betis performances that they might be able to exploit. However it hasn’t been a good week in their half of the city either with Sevilla suffering a damaging 2-1 home defeat against Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday, a result which leaves them bottom of a group they were favourites to win.
They will need to improve in that competition if they are to even transfer into the Europa League, the final of which will be at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan next May. Domestically speaking, there hasn’t been much wrong with Sevilla though and they make the short trip across town having won 3 of their last 4 in LaLiga with an impressive return of 24 points from 11 games so far this season.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Betis Win, 4 Sevilla Wins, 1 Draw.
- Sevilla are unbeaten in the last 5 meetings overall, winning 4 of them.
- Betis’ last derby victory came in September 2018 by a 1-0 margin at the Benito Villamarin.
- 2 of the last 4 meetings in this stadium have ended level.
Betis are missing Youssouf Sabaly and Paul Akouokou to injury. We may finally get to see what Manuel Pellegrini views as his strongest XI after considerable rotation this season.
Jesus Navas is expected to be the only significant absentee for Sevilla.
Real Betis vs Sevilla Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Betis 1-1 Sevilla
Betis’ nightmare week has made everything uncertain heading into this. Sevilla will be hoping to pile on the misery for their neighbours who had been so impressive this season prior to that. However the Benito Villamarin is sure to be loud and hostile as we finally get to see a Seville derby with fans again and the visitors may be relatively content to leave with a point.
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