The 2022-23 edition of La Liga returns to the fold with another round of matches this weekend as Sevilla lock horns with arch rivals Real Betis in an important derby clash at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Preview
Real Betis are currently in sixth place in the La Liga standings and have been fairly impressive so far this season. The away side eased past Rayo Vallecano by a 3-1 margin last week and will be confident ahead of this fixture.
Sevilla, on the other hand, are in 10th place in the league table at the moment and have improved after a poor start to their campaign. The Andalusian giants edged Juventus to a crucial 2-1 victory in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this weekend.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Sevilla have a good historical record in the Derbi Sevillano and have won 65 out of the 138 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Real Betis' 40 victories.
- Sevilla are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Real Betis in La Liga and have ensured that Manuel Pellegrini has failed to achieve a single victory in the derby during his tenure.
- Sevilla have won their last four matches at home against Real Betis in La Liga - their best streak in this regard since April 1981.
- After a run of three defeats on the trot in La Liga, Real Betis have won their last two games in the competition and could secure three consecutive league victories for the third time this season.
- Sevilla have won six of their last eight matches in La Liga - only one victory fewer than they had managed in the first 26 games of their league campaign.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Prediction
Sevilla have been a resurgent force both on the domestic front and in Europe over the past two months. With Jose Luis Mendilibar at the helm, the hosts have hit their stride and are in excellent form at the moment.
Real Betis have been inconsistent in recent weeks but have a robust squad at their disposal. Sevilla are the better team at the moment, however, and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Sevilla 3-2 Real Betis
Sevilla vs Real Betis Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result - Sevilla
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals - Yes
Tip 3: Real Betis to score first - Yes
Tip 4: Youssef En-Nesyri to score - Yes