Betis vs Sevilla: prediction for the Copa del Rey fixture
On January 15, Betis will host the local rivals, Sevilla, in Copa del Rey. Who will advance into the next round of the tournament? The answer is in our prediction.
Betis put up a great performance in the Europa League group stage, team recorded three victories and a draw, which brought a 2nd spot in the group, so Seville team earned a place in the playoffs.
Club also got off to a confident start in Copa del Rey with victories over Alicante (4:0) and Talavera (4:2 a.e.t.). In the third round Manuel Pellegrini's men got drawn to Valladolid. The White-Greens scored three goals to the 50th minute of the game and advanced into the next round.
In La Liga hosts have 10 victories and four draws, which brought 34 points and a 3rd spot in the standings. In three most recent rounds Beticos suffered two defeats to Athletic (2:3) and Celta (0:2), then they split the points with Rayo Vallecano (1:1).
William Jose, Fekir and Montoya won't feature in this match.
Visitors put up an unsuccessful performance in the Champions League group stage. In the most recent match Nervionenses suffered aa unexpected defeat to Salzburg (0:1) and dropped to the secondary European tournament.
Sevilla also had a rocky start to Spanish Cup, they recorded a narrow victory over Cordoba (1:0 a.e.t.), then beat a modest Andratx side on penalty shoot-out. Only in the third round The Red-Whites managed to record a confident victory, beating Zaragoza (2:0).
Nervionenses have 13 victories and five draws in La Liga, which brought 44 points and a 2nd spot in the standings. In 2022 Julen Lopetegui's men beat Cadiz (1:0) and Getafe (1:0).
Suso, Lamela, En-Nesyri, El Haddadi and Bounou will miss the match.
Visitors won 4 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Sevilla
In 3 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored only in one of the halves
In 3 out of 6 most recent head-to-head matches penalties were given
Seville derbies are rarely high-scoring, to fans' dismay. Teams are pretty even at that point, they are near each other in the standings. We are expecting offensive performance from both sides. In 6 out of 10 most recent head-to-head matches both teams scored and we are expecting the same result today.
Our prediction - both to score
We don't think that teams will determine a winner in regular time. The outcome might be decided by a single mistake, but the game also can go to extra time.
Our second bet is on a draw