prepare to lock horns with local rivals Real Betis at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
The two sides are separated by 14 points within the table, with Sevilla sitting third while Betis find themselves in 12th before El Gran Derbi.
LaLiga football returns with a bang today because the beautiful game kicks off in Spain with the Seville derby.
While there’ll be no fans attending at the 43,000-capacity Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium tonight,
the ‘Gran Derbi’ offers rivals Sevilla and Real Betis the prospect to restart with a morale-boosting win.
The Andalusian city of around 700,000 people is evenly divided between supporters of both teams,
with this derby referred to as one among the foremost passionate in Spain.
With the entire of Seville and Spain watching on, the pressure are going to be on both sets of players to hit the bottom running as LaLiga – and this old rivalry – resume tonight .
The Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan hosts the primary game in La Liga for 3 months as Real Betis visit Sevilla for the Seville derby.
Meetings between these fierce cross-city rivals are usually a number of the foremost raucous and vibrant occasions of the
season, yet Thursday night’s clash will happen behind closed doors making it a uniquely subdued experience.
Nevertheless, both teams will want to hit the bottom running with three points as Sevilla aim to consolidate a top-four spot and Betis look to stay alive their outside hopes of claiming a eu berth.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Team News
Sevilla are going to be without Nemanja Gudelj after the midfielder picked up his fifth booking of the season against Atletico last outing .
Suso has also been carrying a small knock but should be available for the midweek clash,
with Liverpool and Arsenal-linked Diego Carlos set to partner Jules Kounde in defence.
Lucas Ocampos are going to be getting to hit the rear of internet for the fifth La Liga game running
and can likely be a part of a front three with Suso and Luuk de Jong.
With regards to Betis, the match may come timely for William Carvalho, Juanmi and Diego Lainez – all of whom have struggled with injuries.
Former Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles, who tested positive for coronavirus last month, has recovered and will feature in between the sticks.
Should Rubi choose a lone striker, Borja Iglesias and Loren Moron will battle it out for a spot within the starting lineup.
Sevilla vs Real Betis Line Up
Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Vaclik; Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Reguilon; Jordan, Fernando, Banega; Suso, De Jong, Ocampos
Real Betis possible starting lineup:
Robles; Emerson, Mandi, Bartra, Moreno; Rodriguez; Fekir, Guardado, Canales, Joaquin; Moron
Sevilla vs Real Betis H2H
The rivals have met 130 times altogether competitions.
Sevilla are the dominant force with 61 wins to Betis’ 38, with 31 draws shared – and Sevilla won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in November.
Date, venue and kick-off time
Sevilla vs Real Betis will be held at the Sanchez-Pizjuan on June 11, with kick-off scheduled for 9pm BST.
How to watch Sevilla vs Real Betis
LaLiga and Premier Sports have confirmed that LaLigaTV will all Sky customers to watch every Spanish top-flight game for free in June.
To get access to all the games, Sky UK customers should visit premiersports.com and register with the promo code
BACKTOWIN. Non-Sky customers can also sign up using the same code.
With games due to be shown on TV on Channel 435 on Sky, fans can also live stream the matches online via the Premier Player app