The derby dispute between Real Betis and Sevilla FC this Saturday is in danger due to the appearance of several positive cases of coronavirus in the Real Betis first team, after the tests carried out on Thursday, so the club has delayed the training scheduled for this Friday morning in the afternoon, when the results of new tests that confirm or not the existence of an outbreak in the workforce are known. If several cases are confirmed and LaLiga considers that there is an outbreak, the derby scheduled for this Saturday at 4.15pm would be postponed.
A week ago Álex Moreno tested positive and was isolated at his home, where he remains, and this time it has been several footballers who have given irregular values in the first tests and these have to be confirmed with the PCR to which everything has been subjected today the campus first thing in the morning, according to ABC and confirmed club sources. That is why Manuel Pellegrini has summoned a greater number of team members to complete the afternoon training session, in anticipation of possible casualties that may occur.
If the number of positives is greater than three in the last hours, LaLiga could request the postponement of the derby against Sevilla if it considers that there is an outbreak in the Betis squad, as already happened with Alcorcón-Ponferradina in October. Another option, if there were many more cases, is for Betis to request the suspension if it had fewer than thirteen first-team players available to the coach due to the possible outbreak. Apart from Alex Moreno, Betis has the casualties of Dani Martín, Bartra, William Carvlaho, Camarasa and Tello for physical reasons. It should be remembered that in the Betis squad it is already known that players such as Joel Robles, Juanmi, Fekir, William Carvalho, Loren or Mandi have overcome the virus. And now Álex Moreno is having it.