Spanish football is back! On 11 June, La Liga returns from the Corona break. It will be the second top flight after the German Bundesliga to resume. The Derbi sevillano awaits fans right from the start.
On Thursday, June 11th at 10 p.m. (CEST), La Liga will start again in Spain. Sevilla FC welcome local rival Real Bétis to kick off after the Corona crisis break. Originally, the derby should have taken place in mid-March, now almost three months later and – as in Germany’s stadiums – without spectators.
Sevilla FC dominated the derbies
The Andalusian duel has already taken place 105 times, with the “Sevillistas” clearly leading the pack with 48 victories. The “Béticos” only won 33 encounters, 24 times they were tied. The Red and Whites won both derbies in ten of the 48 seasons in the Primera División, while the Green and Whites achieved a “one-two” in three seasons. Things often got really tough: Around January 2018, when Sevilla lost 3:5 to Betis in a spectacular game at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The current form curve: SFC have an eye on the Champions League
“Current” is not to be taken literally here, after all, there are almost three months between the season break and the restart of La Liga. Nevertheless, the roles are clearly divided: Sevilla FC is the favorite right at home, coach Julen Lopetegui’s team lost two league matches this season, most recently in December against Villarreal. In the last game before the Corona break, they got a remarkable 2-2 at Atlético Madrid, which underpinned their ambitions to participate in the Champions League. Bétis, who is in 12th place in the secure table midfield, said goodbye to the three-month break: The Béticos beat Real Madrid 2-1 in early March thanks to goals from Sidnei and ex-Barça player Cristian Tello.
Already knew? The Sevilla derby in the Europa League
In the 2013/14 season of the UEFA Europa League, there was a derbi sevillano for the first time in a European competition. Sevilla FC were in the top half of the Spanish league at the time, while Betis took last place. Nevertheless, the Sevillistas lost the round of 16 first leg in their own stadium with 0:2 – despite the superiority of the field. In the second leg, the eventual Europa League winner was able to equalize and ultimately won 4:3 on penalties.
Sevilla FC – Bétis Sevilla: Live on DAZN
Streaming provider DAZN delivers the top games from La Liga live and exclusively to your home, on your smartphone or tablet. The derby will take place on June 11th, kick-off is at 10 p.m. (CEST). The game is commented by German commentator Jan Platte.
Sevilla FC – Bétis Sevilla: odds and bets
Our Tipster bookmakers see the hosts of Captain Jésus Navas favored. 1.85 is the odds of a win for Sevilla FC, while Bétis and his superstar Nabil Fekir get a 3.90 win rate. A draw at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last occurred in the Sevilla derby in 2003 – the Tipster odds on a draw are 3.90. Five of the last six Sevilla derbies also always ended with at least 3 goals: odds 1.70 for the over 2.5 goals bet.
We hope you enjoy betting and following the derby between Sevilla FC and Real Bétis!