Betis Strives to End Sevilla's Dominance in the City DerbyPublished February 25, 2017 by Florin P
Sevilla goes for its fifth straight win against city rivals Betis, in a bold attempt of leapfrogging Barcelona (3:15 p.m UK Time).
Sevilla has played plenty of difficult matches recently and the road ahead is littered with tough opponents. However, the city derby against Betis remains their top priority and they will throw everything they’ve got. Technically, Sevilla plays on the road and their performance when they don’t have the support of their fans is far from stellar. The hosts haven’t won in a while and the last match got postponed.
The Most Important Match for Betis
Their archrivals are involved in the Champions League and their objective is to finish on the La Liga podium. Competition is intense in both cases and Sevilla will need to play its cards right to achieve all these targets. Fatigue is already playing a very important role and suspensions are not making their mission easier. The bottom line is that the visitors are under pressure and come under fire on all fronts.
Meanwhile, Betis has absolutely nothing to worry about except for ruining the party of their city rivals. Three players were mending injuries, but now they are only doubtful as they had plenty of time to recover. This is the match that the hosts and their fans have been waiting for the entire season.
Four Matches in Two Weeks for Sevilla
The busy schedule is only half of the problem for Sevilla. In less than two weeks, they play against the reigning Premier League champions, then Athletic Bilbao and had a hard time against Eibar at home. Key players picked up yellow cards and three more are on the bench unfit to play. Even under these circumstances, the visitors can be trusted to play offensive football.
The question that punters should be asking is whether there’s any value in the odds offered on an away victory. Sevilla has won the last four games against their close neighbors, but this is their rivals’ chance to fire back. It makes more sense to take the odds of 4/5 on a double chance wager offered by bet365 Sports.