Valencia vs Real Betis
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Los Beticos got their campaign up and running after a slow start to the new Primera Divisions standings. They could not have imagined a better way to do it than beating fierce local rivals Sevilla in the big city derby 1-0 two weeks ago at Benito Villamarin.
Can Betis build on such result to try and make an upset in a very tough fourth round fixture against Valencia away at Mestalla?
It will by no means be a mission impossible given Los Che’s form at the start of the season. Valencia actually began very well, outplaying the likes of Atletico Madrid in a 1-1 draw on the opening day.
Nonetheless, Marcelino’s men saw a sudden drop in form conceding two goals in each of back-to-back away outings against the likes of Espanyol and Levante.
Valencia vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
Valencia were almost impeccable in games against Betis at Mestalla.
The Bats celebrated 16 wins, played four draws and lost just one match on 21 occasions there.
Los Che are undefeated in last three meetings with Betis.
Valencia won both home and away fixture against Los Beticos in the previous term, netting an impressive eight-goal tally along the way.
Valencia vs Real Betis: Prediction
Even though Betis saw off Sevilla in the previous round, their attacking line scored only one goal in opening three games.
Knowing that Valencia desperately need points to catch up with the rest of the league after recent failures, we have reasons to back the home win at 1.75 odds.
Los Che were quite impressive at Mestalla last season (13 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in 19 games) and they’ve been superior to Betis in the history of H2H games in front of the home crowd.
Los Beticos actually failed to find the back of the net in five of past six visits to Mestalla. We’ll thus alternatively go with the hosts to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.62.
Valencia vs Real Betis: Bet Tips
Valencia to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Valencia to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).