Real Betis v Seville: LaLiga Action on Match-day 13

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Betis at home against Seville – Sunday – 9:00pm GMT – The Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Betis will take on Seville on Sunday, as fourth takes on eighteenth in the League.

Real Betis have so far accrued 23 points in this season of the LaLiga

Manuel Pellegrini will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Also, Betis keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 12 games is astonishing this season, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their LaLiga position. With 23 points (7W, 3L and 2D), they are established in fourth position in the League having won seven matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost three meetings.

Betis have won five meetings and lost one game of their six League matches at home this season.

Real Betis will have 26 points if they manage to secure a victory.

A solid defensive team

Defence begins with attack and Betis have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding eight goals in their previous matches. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this LaLiga season. Despite delivering often average performance, their goal scoring stats have been good (16). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Borja Iglesias (8), Juanmi (2), and William Carvalho (2).

Betis may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Struggling Seville go to the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Sunday and hope for a positive result

Returning to match-winning form, following a defeat is always a tough challenge, but that is what Seville need now, after their loss to Rayo Vallecano at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Also, the relegation zone is not where Seville want to be at the end of the season, but that is where they are heading, unless they can get out of their losing habit. Los Nervionenses have lost two of their last two games in the LaLiga. They currently stand eighteenth in the League, with 10 points for a total of 2 wins, 6 losses and 4 draws having won two meetings, drawn four fixtures, and lost six meetings.

Seville’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Betis. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two games, drawn one game, and lost three matches.

A win in this fixture, would take Seville’s points from 10 to 13, so far this season.

Seville’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Jorge Sampaoli, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Real Betis v Seville – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels previous encounters between these two teams have tended to favour the visitor team when it comes to wins. Seville have recorded 25 victories and 17 draws. In addition, the two teams have drawn nine of the last 16 fixtures played between them. February 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Real Betis took all three points winning 2-1.

Players to watch

For Betis, Borja Iglesias contributed witheight goals in 12 League matches this season, while Erik Lamela scoredthree goals in 12 League fixtures this campaign for Seville.

Other players of note for Betis are Juanmi and William Carvalho with two goals and two goals respectively and for Seville are Oliver Torres and Jose Carmona with three goals and two goals respectively.