Sevilla host Real Betis in the Seville Derby in La Liga later today and I’m expecting the hosts to continue their dominance in the fixture.
Los Rojiblancos have won the last five meetings between the two sides and are unbeaten against their city rivals since a Europa League clash in 2014, and on that occasion they went on to win the tie on aggregate.
Betis haven’t beaten Sevilla domestically since 2012 in a run stretching 10 games and they head into today’s showdown in woeful form, having suffered five defeats in their last seven games in all competitions.
Sevilla are also in mixed form with just one win in their last five. However, at home they have been strong all season and have yet to taste defeat at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with six wins and two draws in eight La Liga games so far.
Form can go out of the window in derby matches, as the old cliché goes, but Sevilla should have the quality to claim the win in this La Liga match-up.
My top bet today is the 7/4 on a Sevilla win to zero. The hosts have managed three consecutive clean sheets ahead of this fixture and have conceded just three goals at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in La Liga so far, and they should be able to keep Betis at bay today.
In Serie A Juventus head to Cagliari this evening and an away win with both teams to score at 2/1 appeals. Juve have been strong at the back in recent weeks but Cagliari rarely fail to score at home, having drawn a blank just once in their last seven games at the Sardegna Arena.
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