Match Preview: Real Betis vs. Valencia

Updated: September 4, 2013


Match Date: 15 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín


Los Che needs to find their rhythm after Soldado’s transfer. Despite securing wins, the club has not been faring well in the league. Against Real Betis, the club shall have the chance to overcome their winning dry spell and bounce back to the top ranks of the league.


Real Betis

After two (2) consecutive losses and a draw, Pepe Mel must remind his squad to man up if they want to salvage themselves from the relegation zone.
The Verdiblancos are off to a slow start this season. Much to the disappointment of many, the club, which formerly occupied the 7th spot of Primera Division, is currently fighting for survival. To date, the best performance they can deliver is a trivial draw.


Pitted against Valencia, it seemed like the club has a slim chance of snatching its first victory. Injuries sidelined many of its members. Such scenario leaves the club groping for more talent and material to throw in the pitch. This will therefore push the starting XI to their limits.



Valencia’s current form is on the verge of deteriorating. It snatched an impressive win against Malaga, but loss repeatedly to Espanyol and Barcelona. Although it is still, too early to tell if the dry spell continues, one thing is evident—the club misses Roberto Soldado’s contributions.


Up against Real Betis, the match should be a total giveaway for them. The club is a bit lucky since they are not pitted against the stronger ones. Otherwise, it might have been another defeat in the making.


Sports betting tip: Valencia to win by 2 goals

Unlike the Verdiblancos, injuries are a rare problem for Los Che. No players have been sidelined due to an injury and so Miroslav Đukić can have a little experiment on the pitch without exhausting his men.


Likewise, they will most likely capitalize on their short passing style, put more pressure to Real Betis and convert.


The battle against the Verdiblancos is more than just an opportunity to score. Rather, this will also open the gates for Đukić to look for a more creative ways to fill the void that Soldado left.




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