With six rounds left, Betis Sevilla and Deportivo are chasing two different but equally important objectives and so far both of them have a good chance of achieving their goals. The one losing tonight will be pit against insurmountable odds, which makes this a match of critical importance.
Match: Betis Sevilla vs Deportivo
Bet: Deportivo X2
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.10
Betis Sevilla won just once in the last five games and now stands five points away from sixth-place Valencia, the last team to play in a European competition. With one game in hand and a somewhat strong home record, they can hope for a late-season revival but this needs to start tonight. Paulao and Vilarchao are missing due to injuries, which means that the midfield will be understaffed and fewer useful balls will be reaching the strikers. Everyone expects a high scoring goal, given the fact that both teams were on a roll offensively in the last month, but the huge pressure could well lead to a different outcome.
Deportivo was widely regarded as relegated to Segunda Division months ago but they somehow found the strength to crawl back into the race and now stand one point clear of the safe zone. Winning in Sevilla would allow them to leapfrog three teams, but the more reasonable approach is to settle for a draw and earn the necessary points in the remaining home games. The Portuguese legion does a great job up front, but coach Vazquez is more concerned about closing the gaps existing in the defensive.
Value is definitely with the visitors tonight and Pinnacle Sports should be the bookmaker of choice for those who are ready to bet on Deportivo not to lose. They offer odds of 2.10 for a double chance wager, which is supported by both recent form and head to head results.