Betis Continue European Push at Home to Valencia

    Real Betis vs Valencia CF Preview 18/04/2021

    16 Apr 2021 | La Liga | Preview
    Betis Continue European Push at Home to Valencia

    There are eight matches to be played in the Spanish topflight this weekend including the meeting between Real Betis and Valencia.

    The game will be played at the Estadio Benito Villamarín and the hosts begin the weekend in 6th place on 47 points while the visitors are in 13th place on 34 points.

    Real Betis come into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw at home against Atletico Madrid.

    Considering Atletico Madrid are currently top of the table, it was a decent result, especially having fallen behind after only 5 minutes and Real Betis scored the equalising goal just 15 minutes later.

    That was the second successive 1-1 draw in La Liga for Real Betis following the point at Elche.

    Real Betis have proven difficult to beat in recent weeks and they are undefeated in 7 of their last 8 La Liga fixtures.

    Home form has been good and Real Betis are on a run of 4 league games at the Estadio Benito Villamarín without defeat. There have been victories over Getafe, Alaves and Levante plus the draw with Atletico Madrid.

    Trends show Real Betis are having a period of 12 straight home clashes in all competitions, all of which they have scored at least one goal.

    However, they have managed to keep only 3 clean sheets form their last 8 home league matches.

    Valencia come into the game having picked up a point in a draw at home against Real Sociedad last weekend.

    It appeared as though Valencia were going to lose the game having fallen two goals behind but they came back strongly in the second half, scoring two goals before having a man sent off. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

    That result means Valencia have won only one of their 4 most recent league fixtures. Prior to the draw last weekend, Valencia were defeated 2-1 at Cadiz and they have also lost at Levante 1-0.

    Sandwiched between those two defeats there was a home victory against Granada.

    Away form in La Liga has been terrible and Valencia have failed to win any of their last 6 away games and taken maximum points in only one of their last 12 matches on the road.

    They have lost each of their last 4 away league games and have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 6.

    Team news and Real Betis have three players unavailable, with Borja Iglesias, Dani Martín, and Víctor Camarasa on the treatment table.

    Valencia travel without suspended striker Maximiliano Gómez following his red card last week. Central defender Gabriel Paulista it also suspended while Jasper Cillessen misses out due to a knee injury.

    Given the home and away form of the respective teams, this should be a match which sees Real Betis take maximum points.

    The hosts should score at least 2 goals on their way to victory and we expect to see over 2.5 goals in the game.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 1
    1.84 3.70 4.33 1 1 -1
    2 - 2(2 - 1)
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