LThe Seville capital warms up for the second derby of the season. On this occasion, in the Copa del Rey, which has matched in the knockout round of the round of 16 to a single match in the Benito Villamarn to Betis Y Seville. A duel to heads or tails that the Verdiblancos have been preparing since Tuesday with a fairly defined starting eleven in which the main unknown will be in the decision of Pellegrini over the goalkeeper.
Joel Robles, Rui Silva and Claudio Bravo, available
Joel Robles, third goalkeeper at least in terms of game minutes, was the one chosen by Ingenierio for the first two rounds of the tournament, against Alicante and the Talavera. Although this does not mean that he will be the starter tomorrow. In fact, the Chilean coach has been in charge of demonstrating on numerous occasions that he does not distribute minutes by tournaments but rather chooses the team in each game that he believes will offer him the best performance.
If the getafense did not repeat between sticks, all eyes would point to Rui Silva, the theoretically most reliable option for physical form for a match of such repercussion and importance. The Portuguese is the most well-rounded goalkeeper of the three that the Betis in his squad and with the exception of the two first cup rounds, he has played everything in the last month and a half (starting the last seven days of League and on the sixth date of the Europe League).
However, there is also from this week the possibility that Pellegrini turn to your compatriot Claudio Bravo. The Chilean has been working normally with the group for 10 days, after a prolonged absence. I did not enter the list of Vallecas to continue with his set-up, but theoretically he is ready to return, and his character and personality in games of this caliber is a point in his favor.
An eleven with few doubts for the derby
In the rest of the eleven, the doubts are reduced. Bellern Y Lex Moreno point to the sides (Sabaly has not debuted yet and Miranda will have to play on Tuesday against Alavs in The league for the sanction of the ’15’ after his expulsion in Vallecas). With Bartra out of, Pellegrini have tried this week with Pezzella Y Edgar (Victor Ruiz would be the other option). And ahead, it seems difficult that the eleven do not complete it guide, William, Channels, Fekir, Juanmi and the Panda.
In any case, and always with caution due to the inopportune positives in covid-19 or any last-minute physical problem, a team of guarantees to face a decisive match, in which the Betis whether or not to continue in the competition is at stake, and that it can also serve as an emotional boost for two key months in the season, both in The league, defending a position Champions, like in the Europe League and it’s exciting Copa del Rey.