High Hopes for Betis Ahead of the Derby of SevillaPublished December 19, 2015 by Florin P
The derby of Sevilla resumes after a one year break (7:30 p.m UK Time).
It’s been a while since the two teams from Sevilla locked horns, but even so the fans of both squads are anxiously waiting for this confrontation. Betis has returned to Primera Division with a vengeance and there is no better way for them to celebrate their comeback than with a victory over city rivals.
All Eyes on Ruben Castro
What usually happens is that after teams relegate to the second division, many of the key players are transferred out. Betis didn’t plan on spending too much time in Liga Adelante and made the necessary financial arrangements to keep most of its essential footballers. That’s how it was possible for them to maintain their roster and now have a fighting chance in the top tier competition.
Some changes were made in the midfield and backline, but the offensive is more or less intact and Ruben Castro is spearheading the attack. He is by far their best top scorer and will pose a serious threat to Sevilla, even though he will be the only one to feature in the attack.
Battle Weary Sevilla to Settle for One Point
Under normal circumstances, Sevilla would go for all three points against the city rivals despite not having home pitch advantage. They are in great form and won four of the last five games, but fatigue has become a major concern for the players. They played five games in less than two weeks including Champions League fixtures and used pretty much the same starting 11 in all of them.
One point on the road against Betis wouldn’t be that bad so odds of 4/5 offered by bet365 Sports on a double chance wager are extremely tempting. On paper, Sevilla is clearly the better team and it is also the more experienced side, but in this emotion packed match, stamina is of the essence.