The central match of the 18th round in the Spanish Primera will be the Sevillan Derby, in which Sevilla will host Betis. The Red-and-Whites are considered the clear favorites of the encounter in this couple, Sevilla management decided to change the head coach during the Christmas break, Berizzo was fired and Montella came to replace him, who proved himself to be very good at Fiorentina, but failed miserably at Milan.
Sevilla already had one match under Montella: Cadiz were defeated in an away match of Copa del Rey with a score of 0:2. Before that Nervionense lost to Real 0:5 and Real Sociedad 1:3, had a draw 0:0 with Levante and Maribor, 1:1, in the Champions League group stage. Sevilla are situated on the fifth position in the tournament table of the Spanish championship, having 29 points in the asset, which is two points less than Real.
Betis will have squad problems in the forthcoming game. First of all, Setien wouldn’t be able to manage his team from the bench, Amat is also banned. Secondly, Guerrero, Sanabria, Campbell and Guardado are injured. I.e. once again will a forward and a supporter be absent. It is very hard to count on a positive result in this situation, moreover, Sevilla have high morale right now.
Sevilla will probably win on the upcoming Saturday, the Red-and-Whites have already got a positive charge after the game against Cadiz and victories will continue in the Sevillan derby. Betis are experiencing efficiency problems without Sanabria and Guardado.
Prediction for the match: Sevilla to win + under 4.5 goals in the match