• Sevilla have won just one of their last six meetings with Betis in the top-flight (D3 L2), though this was the last clash in the Sanchez Pizjuan (5-1).
  • There were exactly six goals scored in both derbies between these sides in La Liga last season.
  • Sevilla have gone into a home derby with Betis after an away win in their last game on seven previous occasions and have never lost (W5 D2).
  • Sevilla have not won successive league games since February 2013 and have not won consecutive games including at least one on the road since September 2012.
  • Los Beticos are without a win in six league games (D1 L5), their worst run since November 2011 (10, one draw and nine defeats).
  • Assuming three points for a win, Betis have been relegated to the second tier on three of the four occasions that they have had nine or fewer points after 13 games. 2006/07 is the exception; the season Sevilla won the Copa del Rey, UEFA Cup and European Super Cup.
  • Sevilla’s 5-1 victory over Betis last season was their second-biggest ever top-flight derby win, after the 5-0 hammering in 1942/43.
  • Rakitic (three goals, one assist and Reyes (two goals, three assists) participated in all eight Sevilla goals against Betis last term.
  • Against no other side in La Liga have Jose Reyes and Fazio scored more goals for Sevilla than they have against Betis (three apiece).
  • The Green-and-Whites have never won a league game against a side managed by Unai Emery, when he has been in the home dugout (L2 D1).
  • There have been seven red cards shown in the last seven top-flight Seville derbies (five for Sevilla, two for Betis).