The highlight of this weekend’s Spanish football will be the Seville derby. Not only is it a fundamental clash between the neighbours, but it is also a game between the contenders for the top places. Sevilla are chasing Real Madrid, Betis are trying to keep Atletico and Barcelona under their belts – in short, a win for everyone. But who will win it? The analysts on this website have written a free prediction for the crucial matchup on February 27, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds can be found at 1xbet mobile.
Sevilla somehow got carried away with the draw games
“White Andalusia” was able to get off to a smooth start in their favourite tournament, the Europa League – there the Spaniards fell, having managed to fail in the Champions League. There, Julen Lopetegui’s charges failed to beat Lille and Red Bull, and finished only third in the group. But in a simpler tournament, Sevilla quietly beat Dinamo Zagreb at home. Then, in Croatia, they played the scoreline pragmatically, losing 0-1 – but getting through. At the same time, the Nervionense are gradually letting Real Madrid slip away in the Primera. In the last 5 rounds, there have been four draws, and not against top foes: Valencia, Celta, Osasuna and, a week ago, Espanyol.
Betis are playing on three fronts, and successfully
The Cucumbers only hosted Zenit on Thursday. However, the Europa League fixtures before the return leg were based on the Spaniards’ ability to win 3-2 in St Petersburg. In the end, 0-0 was enough. Despite this, Manuel Pellegrini’s men manage to play successfully in the domestic arena on such a schedule. Remember that in the semi-final the Beticos also won away, against Rayo Vallecano, but “only” 2-1. And, most importantly, throughout this season, the team have managed to remain in the Champions League zone. Of course, the slump of Atletico and Barcelona has also helped, but the Greens and Whites themselves are really good. However, there are still more than a dozen rounds to go, and we need to make the most of them. So far, the victory over Mallorca was their fourth in the last 5 rounds.
Sevilla had a great stretch in the derby: 5 wins and a draw. Including a 2-0 win in November, the White Andalusia side won on their neighbour’s field. But in a recent cup battle that was postponed to the next day due to a fan hitting Jordaan with a stick, the win went to Pellegrini’s men.
On the one hand, this is a derby where you want to win. And already after the “fiery” duel in the cup, passions will be even more heated. On the other hand, the calendar is full, and it is possible that both sides will play pragmatically. We’re expecting a total of less than 2.5 goals (odds 1.82).