Real Betis – Sevilla: Disastrous Betis Steamrolled By Sevilla (0-2)

Sevilla’s domination over Real Betis in the first half of the match was only strengthened in the second due to a red card to Guido Rodríguez just before half-time. A thunderous strike from Marcos Acuña and an own goal from Hector Bellerín gave the away side the three points in El Gran Derbi.
Tactical analysis and match report by Charlie Tuley.

It’s been an up and down season for Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis, but their league position wouldn’t reflect that. They entered the matchday in fifth place in LaLiga, on twenty-one points through twelve matches. Their previous match, a 3-0 loss to Atlético Madrid, was their worst performance of the season so far and they were looking to recover against their biggest rivals.

Pellegrini lined his team up in the 4-2-3-1 formation that he’s favored across his tenure at Real Betis. In goal Claudio Bravo was preferred in goal over summer signing Rui Silva, with Héctor Bellerín, Germán Pezzella, Edgar González, Álex Moreno making up the back line. Guido Rodríguez and Andrés Guardado made up the double pivot Two central midfielders next to each other. of the midfield, with Rodri, Nabil Fekir, and Sergio Canales ahead of them. Willian José led the line against Sevilla.

Sevilla on the other hand have been in fine form in LaLiga. They came into the match against Real Betis in third place in the league, with the chance to go four points ahead of fourth-placed Atlético Madrid with a win.

Sevilla were missing two key players for the Real Betis match- right back Jesús Navas and . . .

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Charlie Tuley is a junior studying sport management at the University of Michigan. He currently works as a data analyst for the San Jose Earthquakes, and does freelance football analytics on Twitter under the name @analyticslaliga. [ View all posts ]

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