If the season ended today, Real Betis, who come in as the La Liga betting underdogs, would qualify for the UEFA Europa League, while Sevilla would watch them from home. However, with four games left in the La Liga season, things could still drastically change for both.
Los Verdiblancos still have chances to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. On the other hand, Los Blanquirrojos still have chances to qualify for the UEFA Conference League. That makes this a must-win matchup for both and a highly anticipated show for us.
Sevilla: One More
On Thursday, Sevilla came from behind to defeat Juventus 2-1 in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League semifinals and advanced to their seventh final. That’s just crazy. It was a close contest. In fact, they ended up needing overtime, in which Erik Lamela scored the winning goal.
The thing is that you can expect a highly motivated team that has also been turning things around in La Liga. A couple of months ago, Los Blanquirrojos were in the relegation zone. Now, they’ve chances of finishing in the top seventh. If they fail to win the UEL, finishing seventh would allow them to at least play in the UEFA Conference League next season.
Most recently, they had no trouble fulfilling their role as betting online favorites against Valladolid. The match at Jose Zorrilla finished 3-0 with Rafa Mir, Alejandro Gomez and Jesus Corona as the scorers. They managed to win even though Yassine Bounou, Youssef En-Nesyri and Bryan Gil didn’t play. In other words, we’re talking about a team with talent to spare.
I’m not kidding. Bounou is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the league. En-Nesyri is the team’s top scorer with 18 goals in all competitions. Finally, Gil was crucial for Los Blanquirrojos to beat Juventus. He made the cross for Lamela to score the winning goal.
Regarding the La Liga lines for Sunday’s match, Sevilla are offering a +130 price. Considering they only lost two of their last 10 games at home, that’s a great deal. There’s also the fact that, regardless of the result, they scored two or more goals in nine of those matches.
Real Betis: Hope Dies Last
Real Betis must win. That’s if Los Verdiblancos want to keep the UEFA Champions League hopes alive. Right now, they’re sixth with 55 points, seven less than Real Sociedad, the team in fourth place, and there are only four games left. They can’t afford to draw.
Last Monday, they defeated Rayo Vallecano 3-1 with Youssouf Sabaly, Ayoze Perez and Borja Iglesias as the scorers. They lost possession with 48 percent but were extremely effective since they finished with five shots on target.
Iglesias is one of the main reasons for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks, especially at +220, which gives you the chance of winning $220 per every $100 wagered on them. He has scored 13 goals, which are enough to be the team’s top scorer.
Their road record isn’t the best, 7-3-7, but most recently, they defeated Athletic Bilbao, a very similar team to Sevilla. Plus, regardless of the result, they scored in seven of their last 10 matches away from home.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Head-to-Head
The first meeting between Sevilla and Real Betis didn’t disappoint. First, it ended 1-1. Second, both combined for 31 shots, meaning it actually was a back-and-forth battle. Finally, the referee showed nine yellow cards in total. Wait, there’s more, he also showed three red cards.
Los Blanquirrojos won six of their last 10 encounters, while Los Verdiblancos only won one. During that span, Sevilla scored 16 goals, while Betis scored nine. Speaking of goals, the total for Sunday’s clash is set at 2½ goals with the over offering a +105 price. Make sure to check out our live betting panel because that price could drastically improve.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Match Information
- Match: Sevilla vs Real Betis
- Date/time: Sunday, May 21, 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Sanchez-Pizjuan, Seville
- Sevilla vs Real Betis Live Stream: fubo.tv
Sevilla vs Real Betis Betting Lines
Sevilla vs Real Betis Picks and Prediction
Yes, Sevilla are highly motivated and have been a little bit better when playing at home, but they’re also tired after a long battle with Juventus. Therefore, I think Los Blanquirrojos will rely on the counterattack, which will make things more difficult for Real Betis. The good news is that the draw, which is my online gambling recommendation, is offering an even better price than the underdog.