Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Sevilla v. Real Betis Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Sevilla v. Real Betis Preview

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Real Betis and Sevilla kick off the restart of La Liga after a three-plus month hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The league couldn't have picked a better game to resume things, as this is one of the most iconic derbies in Spanish history. It's a game where both sides have a lot to play for, as Sevilla sit in third place with 47 points and coming off a four-game undefeated streak (W2, D2), while Betis are 12th after winning just one of their last four (W1, D2, L1). Los Beticos, however, are nine points adrift Valencia for seventh place of the standings, and they must get a positive result here. In that sense, the fact that Sevilla are a below-average home side (W6, D5, L2) might work in their favor, though the hosts are keen to earn three more points that would solidify their position in the standings ahead of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.

Recent Form

Sevilla: W2, D2, L1

Real Betis: W1, D2, L2

Team News

Sevilla

OUT: Nemanja Gudelj (suspension)

Doubtful: Fernando (leg), Suso (knee)

Real Betis

OUT: Juanmi (foot)

Doubtful: Diego Lainez (strain)

Expected Lineups

Sevilla: Tomas Vaclik; Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Sergio Reguilon; Ever Banega, Joan Jordan; Lucas Ocampos, Suso, Youssef En-Nesyri; Luuk de Jong

Real Betis: Joel Robles; Edgar Gonzalez, Sidnei, Marc Bartra, Emerson; Alex Moreno, Andres Guardado; Sergio Canales, Nabil

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Real Betis and Sevilla kick off the restart of La Liga after a three-plus month hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The league couldn't have picked a better game to resume things, as this is one of the most iconic derbies in Spanish history. It's a game where both sides have a lot to play for, as Sevilla sit in third place with 47 points and coming off a four-game undefeated streak (W2, D2), while Betis are 12th after winning just one of their last four (W1, D2, L1). Los Beticos, however, are nine points adrift Valencia for seventh place of the standings, and they must get a positive result here. In that sense, the fact that Sevilla are a below-average home side (W6, D5, L2) might work in their favor, though the hosts are keen to earn three more points that would solidify their position in the standings ahead of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.

Recent Form

Sevilla: W2, D2, L1

Real Betis: W1, D2, L2

Team News

Sevilla

OUT: Nemanja Gudelj (suspension)

Doubtful: Fernando (leg), Suso (knee)

Real Betis

OUT: Juanmi (foot)

Doubtful: Diego Lainez (strain)

Expected Lineups

Sevilla: Tomas Vaclik; Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Sergio Reguilon; Ever Banega, Joan Jordan; Lucas Ocampos, Suso, Youssef En-Nesyri; Luuk de Jong

Real Betis: Joel Robles; Edgar Gonzalez, Sidnei, Marc Bartra, Emerson; Alex Moreno, Andres Guardado; Sergio Canales, Nabil Fekir, Joaquin; Loren Moron

Top Picks

Lucas Ocampos, Sevilla: Ocampos should represent Sevilla's main scoring threat in the derby. The Argentinian winger has netted 10 times this season and enters this matchup as the team's highest scorer. He also has two assists, meaning he can both score or set up goals.

Nabil Fekir, Betis: If Ocampos is Sevilla's main scoring threat, then it's safe to assume Fekir will handle most of the play-making duties for Los Verdiblancos. The French starlet has seven goals and three assists in 22 appearances (21 starts) this season for the Benito Villamarin outfit.

Lineup Strategies

Sevilla offer the highest attacking potential: Sevilla have scored 39 goals this season, the fourth-highest mark in the competition ahead of the restart. Additionally, they have lost just two games at home all season long, so they should pretty competitive regardless of the opponent. Names such as Ocampos, Luuk de Jong and even Ever Banega could provide decent upside, while winger Youssef En-Nesyri might offer upside due to his role on the wing. Jesus Navas, who is now playing as a right-back, could be a decent option as long as he pushes forward on a regular basis.

Which Betis players offer value ahead of this contest? Despite the fact Betis are 12th in the standings, they should represent an intriguing team for fantasy purposes, mostly due to their all-or-nothing approach. They have three players with at least seven goals this season (Loren, Fekir and Joaquin), while Marc Bartra and Emerson can offer decent upside from a defensive position.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Lucas Ocampos
  2. Nabil Fekir
  3. Loren Moron
  4. Luuk de Jong

Dream11 Team

GK: Tomas Vaclik

DF: Emerson

DF: Marc Bartra

DF: Jesus Navas

DF: Sergio Reguilon

MF: Joaquin

MF: Sergio Canales

MF: Lucas Ocampos (C)

MF: Nabil Fekir (VC)

FW: Luuk de Jong

FW: Youssef En-Nesyri

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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