Real Betis vs Sevilla 12.05.2018 - Free Betting Tips

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The Seville derby never needs any added spice to make it interesting – it is contested by two sides whose fans, and often players, really do not like one another. However, this weekend’s fixture is special. Not only can the home side ensure that they finish above their rivals for the first time in five years… if they overturn the majority of Real Betis vs Sevilla betting tips, they could yet knock their foes out of European competition.

Real Betis vs Sevilla Best Odds

12. May 2018 | 17:30
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Betis win
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Numerous bookies have Betis at close to 2/1 odds to win their derby at home, which feels a little bit insulting given that they are two places and five points ahead of their more fashionable rivals. Dafabet will give you 8/5 that Betis will win here, which might be the Real Betis vs Sevilla best odds you’ll find this weekend. Coral, for their part are offering 9/2 on Sergio Leon being the first player to score – he’s done it often enough this season to make that a wonderful price.

If you fancy a correct score bet, then there are plenty of intriguing options. Check out BetBright, who are giving 8/1 on the home side running out 2-1 winners and making life very hard for their neighbours.

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Betis win
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Real Betis vs Sevilla Betting Tips: Form Guide

Beticos Enjoying Their Season

When Quique Setien was appointed Betis manager at the end of last season, the reaction from the Spanish football scene was largely a collective shrug. He never really pulled up any trees in two decades as a player, and in the same timespan as a manager he has generally done solid, but not spectacular work. In Betis, though, he seems to have found the perfect club for his easy-going, collectivist approach.

Betis are far from the perfect side. They have conceded exactly as many goals as Malaga, who were the first side to be relegated this season in any of Europe’s top five leagues. They’ve scored the same number – 56 in 36 games. Like their local rivals, they have conceded five or more goals too often this season – but when they switch it on, they are a force to be reckoned with. Their string of eight games unbeaten recently included a trip to Atletico Madrid, where they drew, but the highlight of the season so far would be when they faced their local rivals in an away fixture and hammered them 5-3.

Last time out, Setien’s men struggled and lost 2-0 to Athletic Bilbao. As you will note in any Real Betis vs Sevilla match previews you read, this is a team that can be prone to impatience when they don’t score early on in a game. If Sevilla are strong on the counter-attack, then they could get what they need here.

Sevilla Remain Consistently Inconsistent

The bare facts of Sevilla’s season make for interesting reading. In December, with the club in fifth place, they fired coach Eduardo Berizzo due to “poor performance” – a month after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In fairness, the club had picked up one point from the last three games, conceding eight goals. PR-wise, though, it didn’t win Sevilla many friends.

They replaced him with Vincenzo Montella, despite there being no problem in professional football to which the correct solution is “hire Vincenzo Montella”. Four months, eighteen games (including a hefty loss to Betis on his debut), and five wins later, they sacked Montella and replaced him with Joaquin Caparros, who has won both his games so far.

Those games have been at home to Real Sociedad, where an Ever Banega penalty was enough to seal a turgid game, and to Real Madrid (3-2), where the away side put a more positive sheen on the scoreline with two goals in the last five minutes.

So far, Caparros hasn’t put a side on the pitch which has conceded five or more goals, which Montella managed to do three times in his short reign as coach. As such, the “new manager bounce” effect may lead some people to favour the away side in their Real Betis vs Sevilla betting tips for today.

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2. The Last 5 Games

Real Betis VS. Sevilla

  • Real Betis Form3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in the last 5 games
  • Real Betis Goals4 goals in the last 5 games
  • Sevilla Form2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw in the last 5 games
  • Sevilla Goals5 goals in the last 5 games
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Real Betis vs Sevilla Preview: Recent Meetings

The previous Seville derby, Vincenzo Montella’s first game as the club’s manager, got off to an inauspicious start for los Rojiblancos when Fabian Ruiz shot the visitors into the lead within a minute of kick-off. An equaliser from Wissam Ben Yedder levelled things for eight minutes, before Feddal put Betis back in front. Simon Kjaer then equalised again, and the teams went in at half-time tied at 2-2.

Things took a decisive turn just after the hour mark, when first Riza Durmisi (63’) and then Sergio Leon (65’) notched for the visitors. An almost immediate reply from Lenglet brought the game to 4-3 in Betis’ favour, but this time there was to be no equaliser and, in a fitting summation of Montella’s time in Seville, things ended as badly as they started. A goal five minutes into time added on, scored on the break by Tello, made it 5-3.

Real Betis vs Sevilla Prediction: Narrow Home Win

It’s understandable that the bookies seem to be favouring Sevilla for this one. They’ve won their last two, including an impressive victory over the reigning champions of Europe. Betis are secure in the knowledge that they will definitely have Europa League football next season, so Sevilla can claim greater motivation here.

On the flip side, there is a reason Betis are ahead of their local rivals; Sevilla are a disorganised, largely malcontented mess. Betis still need at least a point to ensure they make the group stage of the Europa League, and let’s not forget the motivating powers of petty local tribalism. They would love to leave their rivals with no European football, making them a less-attractive prospect to potential new managers this summer.

For those reasons – and because Betis, led by skilful veteran Joaquin, are a consummate counter-attacking side – our Real Betis vs Sevilla prediction is a home win. Betis would love for it to be secured with a last-minute goal, but they’ll take it however it comes.

Thanks for reading. There’s another round of La Liga fixtures still to come, so keep checking back on betting.org for more previews as we round up the end of the season in Spain, Italy and elsewhere.

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