No match carries more weight in the city of Sevilla than a confrontation between the local teams, and tonight the outcome of this fixture could decide the one that plays in Europa league next season. Betis has a six points cushion over their city rivals, but Sevilla remains within striking distance and could close the gap if they win tonight.
Match: Betis vs Sevilla
Bet: Betis Draw no Bet
Odds: Pinnacle Sport 1.89
The visitors are a very streaky team, alternating wins and victory depending on where the games are being played, with away fixtures being almost impossible to win. Sevilla got away with a narrow victory in the last round at home, despite facing struggling Athletic Bilbao. Their city rivals are in a much better form and have one of the best home records in Primera Division not to mention that they are highly motivated.
By winning tonight, Betis would leapfrog three teams and climb to the fifth-place, just one point shy of Real Sociedad. From this position, even a Champions League berth could be considered, not to mention that the host will take great pleasure in sending their archrivals crashing down. Sevilla still carries the better percentage in head to head fixtures, but tradition matters less for a team who won a single game away from home this year. The visitors also miss three players, with defender Fernando Navarro joining Campana and Trochowski on the bench after being sent off in the previous round.
Bookmakers have difficulties in correctly pricing this game, and Pinnacle Sports gives the two teams equal chances to prevail. The odds for an Asian handicap 0:0 bet on Betis to win are terrific and with Sevilla winning a single away game this season, the worst-case scenario is for the match to end in a draw.