Betis vs Sevilla Prediction, 1/2/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Betis vs Sevilla
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Betis (+155) Sevilla (-105)
Antonio Sanabria and Real Betis (6-1-8, 9th in La Liga) host Sevilla (7-2-4, 6th in La Liga) at Estadio Benito Villamarín on Saturday. The starting goalies are Joel Robles for Real Betis and Bono for Sevilla. The moneyline on this matchup has Real Betis priced at +155 and the Palanganas are at -105. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Betis stepped onto the pitch against Cadiz in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 1-0. Betis attempted 21 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 14 of those attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In the passing game, they ended with a 85.1% passes received rate by connecting on 593 of the 697 targeted passes last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Betis ended this match at a 16.7% clip by hitting 1 shot on target of 6 shots. Betis sports an average of 1.07 goals per 90 (16 total goals) and have accounted for 13 assists in all matches for the season.
Antonio Sanabria is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Betis. He has 5 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Sanabria has started 100 matchups in his career and has 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Paraguay has earned 39 goals scored in 9,032 professional minutes. Another player who should impact this match is Cristian Tello, the forward born in Spain. Tello has totaled 13,947 mins during 136 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 12 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 37 times so far in his career while scoring 47 goals. He scores 0.30 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Betis will be Joel Robles. Robles has defended the goal for a total of 9,854 minutes and has earned 310 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.46 (160 total goals conceded) and his save % is .686. The goalie hailing from Spain has seen 455 shots tried against him in 108 starts. Robles (40-27-44 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 29 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.9% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Sevilla went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Valencia. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 541 out of their 628 attempted passes earning a rate of 86.1%. Sevilla ended the game with a 82.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 19 out of the 23 dribbles they pursued. Sevilla had 2 shots tried out of the team's 19 shots tried which had them at a 10.5% rate in their last game. Having a total of 14 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Sevilla averages 1.08 goals and 0.77 assists per 90 min.
Lucas Ocampos should provide a lift for Sevilla. The forward from Argentina has played 14,529 professional minutes and has scored 45 goals. He has 44 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 22 times. He is averaging 0.28 goals per 90 minutes and has started 153 matches so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Luuk De Jong, the forward born in Switzerland. Jong has been given a total of 26 yellow cards in 25,271 mins played (283 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.53. He has scored 148 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 59 different times.
Bono is expected to look after the net for Sevilla. Bono has totaled 44 shutouts and defended 584 shots against him in 11,933 minutes in his career. He has earned a save % of .747 and his shutout rate sits at 33.1%. He has given up 1.21 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 55-33-45. So far in his pro soccer career, Bono has allowed 161 goals and has earned 437 stops in 133 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sevilla (-105)
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