The reverse fixture between Valencia and Real Betis will offer the next Copa del Rey finalist on Thursday evening at Mestalla. The hosts enter the tie at a better position since they bagged two goals in the first leg played three weeks back at Benito Villamarin.
Los Beticos needed a massive 2-0 cushion in 70 minutes of drama on the occasion, but the Bats notched two late goals and they are now favorites to progress. Valencia was stopped in the semi-final stage last year when they fell to champions Barcelona.
Marcelino’s troops had lots of problems finding the right shape throughout the entire year, but they look to have attained the desired defensive equilibrium.
Results came immediately with the rise in defensive form since the Bats enter this undefeated in past nine games in all competitions. They conceded just one goal in the last five games. The series included a 3-0 win over Celtic on aggregate in the last 32 round of Europa League.
Real Betis vs Valencia Head-to-head
Valencia can also trust the head to mind tradition here.
They are beaten in last five encounters with Los Beticos.
There was no winner in any of 2 head to head games in this season (a goalless draw in La Liga tie in Mestalla along with a 2-2 draw in Copa del Rey semi-final).
Valencia have a fabulous home record of 16 wins, 5 draws and just 1 defeat in 22 matches against Betis.
Real Betis vs Valencia Prediction
Quique Setien’s men paid the cost for playing on three fronts recently. They had been winless in five subsequent matches across contests. Betis declared three goals in each of 2 Europa League fixtures against French Ligue 1 outfit Rennes (a 4-6 loss on aggregate).
The two Betis and Valencia can challenge European positions for next season through the league in which they are close to 4th-placed Getafe. As far as this match goes, we must elaborate on the Bats who have been much more consistent with late.
Real Betis vs Valencia Bet Tips
Valencia to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Valencia to keep a blank sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).