Sevilla – Real Betis

Sevilla hosts Real Betis in a match from the 18th round of the Spanish La Liga. This is the big football derby of Seville.Sevilla is currently 5th in the La Liga standings. They have 29 points and a record of 9 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses. They are fighting for a Top 4 finish and a qualification for the Champions League, but in their last three matches, they won just one point – during the 0-0 draw against Levante. Meanwhile, they suffered defeats against Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.This match is going to be very curious because we are about to witness Enzo Montella’s official debut in La Liga as a manager of Sevilla. The Italian tactician started the season as a manager of AC Milan, but he was sacked because of poor results. Montella already started his adventure in Seville with a win, leading the team to a 2-0 win over Cadiz for Copa del Rey. Now he will try to do the same in the derby against Betis.Real Betis are 14th in the La Liga standings with 21 points and a record of 6 wins, 3 wins and 8 defeats. Just like Sevilla, Betis are not performing very convincing lately. They have lost three of their last four games, winning just once – against Malaga. It seems that Betis don’t have any big goals for this season, but you can be sure that they’d want to perform in the best way they can in the city derby.Let’s have a look at the team news before the match.Sevilla is without the suspended Guido Pizarro, while Nicolas Pareja is suspended. Marc Gual, Alex Munoz, Clement Lenglet, Jose Rodriguez and Daniel Carrico are all doubtful for the derby with different injuries. The good news for Enzo Montella is that Walter Montoya is ready for the game.Real Betis can’t use the suspended Jordi Amat Mass, while Antonio Sanabria and Joel Campbell are missing the game with injuries. The good news for the team is that Andres Guardado, Javi Garcia, Francis Guerrero, Junior Firpo and Didier Degard are now fit and ready to play for the team.