Real Betis vs Valencia at Benito Villamarín Stadium at Copa del Rey – Semifinal. Real Betis against Valencia is the match with big interest after their previous matches at LaLiga. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Real Betis this season is showing very interesting skills and potential. They are inviting great players to the squad and trying to show their best in LaLiga and Copa Del Rey. They have all chances this season to get a ticket for Europe Competitions. Real now stands at 6th position and they have won in last round of LaLiga against Atl. Madrid by very tough victory 1:0. This is an indication that they can score and keep the defense even against such teams as Atletico.
Real Betis passed Santander, Real Sociedad, and Espanyol on the way to Semifinal of Copa Del Rey. However, the next opponent is very unpredictable and could show very interesting and various football.
All main team footballers are ready for the game, unfortunately, two of the Betis possible leaders are injured till the end of the season. This season Betis are great at shooting from direct free kicks, attacking down the wings and defending set pieces. They are likely to play possessional football with short passes, attack through the middle and play non-aggressive football. However, they are facing troubles at stopping opponents from creating chances, defending against skillful players and aerial duels.
Valencia this season is not showing full potential. They stand now at the 8th position of the LaLiga and are 2 points behind Real Betis, however, they got one point in away match against Barcelona in last round. That draw was very unpredictable because of very weak form Valencia showed previously in away matches. In 11 away matches Valencia won only 3 of them and 5 times played draw. In last 8 away matches Valencia lost 5 times. As Valencia has finished group stage of Champions league in 3rd place, they were promoted to Europa League.
Valencia passed Ebro, Gijon, and Getafe on the way to Semifinal of Copa Del Rey. Teams are not very strong, however, while Valencia played away, they faced big troubles and lost to Getafe and Gijon.
After injuries to the first eleven should back Kondogbia and Gameiro. However, some of the main players could miss the match.
This season Valencianistes are very great at creating scoring chances, counter attacks and attacking down the wings. They are likely to play taking a lot of shots, attacking through the middle and rotate their first eleven. The team is facing problems at finishing scoring chances, defending against long shot and skillful players, avoiding fouling in dangerous areas.
Since the beginning of the 2017 year, teams met 4 times and Valencia was luckier. Betis lost 2 times and 2 times played a draw, so they have 4 games lack of winning against Valencia.