Valencia vs Real Betis Betting Preview – 28/02/2019

Valencia vs Real Betis Betting Preview – 28/02/2019

Valencia vs Real Betis

Valencia and Real Betis go head-to-head at the Mestalla Stadium this Thursday for the second leg in their Copa del Rey Semi-Final. Neither side could be separated in the first leg with the final result ending 2-2. Whoever emerges victorious from this semi-final will go up against either Real Madrid or Barcelona in the final. The two sides involved in this fixture are having very similar seasons in La Liga and are separated by just three points in the table, with Real Betis ahead in seventh. Apart from their first meeting in the Copa del Rey these two sides have met once in the league already and once again could not be separated as they drew 0-0.

Valencia finds themselves in ninth place in the La Liga table and still remain in the Europa League after successfully beating Celtic 3-0 over two legs in the Round of 32. The hosts arrive in good form to secure a win in this fixture as they remain unbeaten in their last nine games. The majority of those games have ended in draws(5). Their previous fixture saw them go up against Leganes who they drew 1-1 with. SkyBet has the hosts to win priced at 8/11. However, with Valencia drawing five of their last nine games and drawing against Real Betis in their last two meetings you may fancy another draw, which is priced at 13/5.

Valencia are one of the lower scoring sides in the league with 25 goals scored, but hold one of the best defensive records with just 21 conceded, only Atletico Madrid hold a better record. In their last five games, Valencia have kept four clean sheets and can be backed to keep another with SkyBet at a price of 11/8. All five of Valencia’s last five matches have all ended with under 2.5 goals scored and Bet365 has there to be under 2.5 goals scored priced at 19/20.

Real Betis sit two places above their opponents in the league, in seventh and with them recently tumbling out of the Europa League to Rennes will be keen on progressing in the Copa del Rey as it may be their only chance of securing a trophy. Betis do not share the same form as their opponents, as in the last five matches have secured one win, two draws and two losses. Most recently, Betis secured three points with a 2-0 win over Real Valladolid. SkyBet has Betis to win priced at 7/2.

Real Betis’ recent poor form has come from their leaky defence which has not been a problem all season, as over the 25 games played they have conceded just 30. However, in the last five fixtures, they have conceded ten. Three of their last five games, have seen them both score and concede and Bet365 have BTTS priced at 3/4. Giovani Lo Celso has bagged ten goals this season making him his sides top goalscorer and he has odds of 3/1 to score anytime with Betway.

Recommended Bets:

Valencia to win at 8/11 SkyBet – BET HERE

Under 2.5 goals at 19/20 Bet365 – BET HERE

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