Valencia vs. Real Betis Preview: Real Betis Attempt To Bring Down Valencia

Updated: February 6, 2014

Minnow Real Betis visit the confident and certified online betting favorite, Valencia in an attempt to secure the extra three (3) points and survive the season. 


Match Date: 08 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Estadio Mestalla

Team Form


Valencia immediately went back to training after a shocking upset against La Liga giant, Barcelona.


Soaring high with confidence for taking the honors of having Barcelona have their first taste of defeat this season, Los Che did not waste time to prepare for their next match. The above-mentioned victory propelled Valencia’s rank to the league’s top 10 and certainly, Juan Antonio Pizzi and his men shall take the opportunity to earn more points and hopefully, enter the European competition next season. Joining them on training was Sofiane Feghouli who has just recovered from an infection. s


Los Che’s present form is plain satisfactory having won twice in their last six (6) matches. It may not be the best, but there is no doubt that what they have is stronger than that of Real Betis. A quick look into their previous encounters show that Valencia have dominated nine (9) of their previous encounters held at Mestalla. Not only that, the Los Che have also scored at least three (3) goals in four (4) of their last encounters at home.


However, they will be missing the presence of team captain, Ricardo Costa who got booked. This meant that Philippe Senderos will most likely to make his debut and so is the striker, Vinicius.


Real Betis

Knocked down by injuries and suspension, the pressure is up to the Real Betis’ new head honcho, Gabriel Calderon on how he can move his side out of the relegation zone.


The Beticos made an impression when they kept Espanyol at bay with the 2-0 victory. Yet, that was just their third triumph this season, thus, making their survival battle a difficult one.


Against Valencia, they have sealed a reputation of conceding at least three (3) goals. In addition, they were also unsuccessful in seven (7) of their last eight (8) away matches. Giving them more problems is Salva Sevilla’s absence due to a suspension.


Prediction: Valencia

The upcoming match favors Los Che. Winning against Barcelona is a huge boost to one’s morale and could act as the club’s catalyst in gaining more points and victories.



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