Real Valladolid vs Real Betis
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio José Zorrilla.
The Heliopolitans are placed sixth in the table, and should they hold on to the fifth or sixth position at the end of the season, the team would secure a ticket to the Europa League.
As of now, they have a slender lead of one point over the seventh-placed Villarreal, but with five fixtures remaining, it does not seem to be a healthy gap.
As such, Manuel Pellegrini’s men need to go after points, and frankly their performances in the past several weeks have not been inspiring.
They need a huge win to get their confidence back, and moreover they need a victory to ensure that they are in possession of the Europa spots.
This weekend they have a good opportunity to post such a win, as they are pitted against a relegation-battler. Not only are Pucelle hanging by a thread over the relegation cut-off, but they are also one of the few squads in the La Liga to stay winless in the past five games.
On top of that, they also have a poor h2h record against this foe over the years.
By the looks of things, expect Betis to emerge victorious this weekend.
Valladolid vs Betis: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse encounter had ended in a 2-0 win for Sergio Gonzalez’s men.
- They had recorded five of the past eight overall wins.
- At this venue, the guests had recorded eight of the preceding twelve overall wins.
- The hosts had failed to score in six of the past ten meetings at this venue.
Real Valladolid vs Real Betis Prediction
Pucelle recorded a 2-2 draw the last match-day against Bilbao the last match-day. In the meantime, the Heliopolitans registered a 0-0 draw against Real Madrid.
Going on, Gonzalez’s men were winless in 18 of their previous 19 overall fixtures, and they have won just once at home in their last ten apperances.
On the other hand, their counterparts have lost just twice in their preceding 21 games, and the two defeats had come against Sevilla and Barcelona. Moreover, they have also lost just once on the road in the past four-month period.
Taking these observations into account, expect Betis to have the upper hand this weekend. Count on them to deliver a convincing win against the struggling Valladolid at the Estadio José Zorrilla.
Valladolid vs Betis: Betting Tips
Betis to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).