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Sevilla to boost top-four hopes with derby win

12 April 2019 | La Liga | Preview
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Sevilla to boost top-four hopes with derby win
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On Saturday night, Sevilla host Real Betis at the Sanchez Pizjuan in La Liga in a potentially vital Seville derby for both sides.

Sevilla are currently in the Europa League spot in La Liga but are just one point behind Getafe, who are situated in the last Champions League berth. A good recent run of form consisting of four wins in their last five league outings has played a big part in Los Rojiblancos’ once again becoming contenders for La Liga’s top-four.

Last time out in La Liga, Joaquin Caparros’ team recorded a 2-0 win at Real Valladolid. The win saw the home side keep a third clean sheet in their last four league matches.

Rather unusually for Sevilla, their home record has been inconsistent of late in La Liga. The Andalusians have won two, lost two and drawn one of their last five league games at the Sanchez Pizjuan.

However, Sevilla have been highly prolific in front of goal on home soil of late, scoring at least twice in four of their last five league games.

A recent inconsistent run of league form has seen Real Betis slip to ninth place in La Liga. Los Verdiblancos ended a three-game winless run last time out with a 2-1 home win over relegation-threatened Villarreal. The game saw both teams score for Betis’ fourth straight match.

Betis have a poor recent away record in La Liga, winning just two of their last 11 outings on their travels in the Spanish top-flight. Their recent away games in the Spanish top-flight have been relatively low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five away games.

The visitors have won two of their last three games against their city rivals while remaining unbeaten in the process.

Forebet predicts that Sevilla will record a victory in a low scoring game to enhance their chances of a top-four finish this season.

Predictions for La Liga

Home team - Away team Forebet
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Atlético MadridValencia CF
24/04/2019 18:30
1
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CD LeganesAthletic Bilbao
24/04/2019 19:30
X
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RCD EspanyolCelta de Vigo
24/04/2019 19:30
1
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Levante UDReal Betis
24/04/2019 20:30
2

Spain La Liga - predictions, tips, statistics
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. FC Barcelona 80 34 24 8 2 85 32 53
2. Atlético Madrid 68 33 20 8 5 48 21 27
3. Real Madrid 64 33 20 4 9 59 38 21
4. Getafe CF 54 33 14 12 7 43 29 14
5. Valencia CF 52 33 12 16 5 38 28 10
6. Sevilla FC 52 33 15 7 11 54 42 12
7. Athletic Bilbao 46 33 11 13 9 36 40 -4
8. Deportivo Alavés 46 34 12 10 12 35 44 -9
9. Real Betis 43 33 12 7 14 39 45 -6
10. RCD Espanyol 42 33 11 9 13 39 48 -9
11. Real Sociedad 41 33 10 11 12 39 41 -2
12. CD Leganes 41 33 10 11 12 33 38 -5
13. SD Eibar 40 34 9 13 12 42 47 -5
14. Villarreal CF 36 33 8 12 13 42 46 -4
15. Real Valladolid 35 34 8 11 15 29 47 -18
16. Celta de Vigo 35 33 9 8 16 47 56 -9
17. Girona FC 34 34 8 10 16 34 47 -13
18. Levante UD 34 33 8 10 15 47 61 -14
19. SD Huesca 29 34 6 11 17 37 55 -18
20. Rayo Vallecano 28 33 7 7 19 36 57 -21

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