Valencia vs Real Betis predictions and betting tips for this Thursday evening Copa Del Rey match on February 28th with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
A place in the Copa Del Rey final awaits one of these two sides, and it should be a fascinating battle at the Mestalla. Valencia mounted a remarkable comeback in the first leg, and have put themselves in pole position here. Betis’ recent form has been underwhelming, but the incentive of playing in a cup final in Seville should keep them highly motivated throughout this encounter. See our predictions and betting tips below.
Valencia have endured a season of struggle under Marcelino, but they remain incredibly difficult to beat. They easily swept aside Celtic in the Europa League, and have been defeated in La Liga just once since December 1st. The momentum is also with them, following a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down at Estadio Benito Villamarin. It looked done and dusted in the first leg before two late goals gave Los Che renewed hope, and they should give them the edge psychologically here. These two sides drew 0-0 earlier in the campaign here, and Betis got back to winning ways at the weekend with a 2-0 victory over Valladolid. They have lost three of their last four games on their travels, and they may find the hosts tough to breach on their own patch. Betis are a very entertaining side to watch this season, but they’ve failed to register on six occasions on the road this season, and they’re coming up against one of the countries best defences. Valencia should nick this and qualify for the final. They are the first of our Valencia vs Real Betis betting predictions tonight.
The first leg was hugely entertaining, and a great spectacle for the neutral. However, the second meeting may not be as thrilling. Valencia have conceded just eight of their 21 goals at the Mestalla and they have kept three consecutive clean sheets in a row here. Real Betis are not as prolific on the road, and with plenty at stake, it could be cagey. The hosts have also only conceded one goals in this competition in their three home games in the Copa Del Rey. Two of the last five meetings between these sides have ended goalless, and Betis have not scored in their last two visits to the Mestalla. A low-scoring game awaits on Thursday night, and it’s the value pick. Under 2.5 Goals is the second of our Valencia vs Real Betis predictions.
Both Rodrigo and Kevin Gameiro have been scoring frequently throughout the last few weeks for Valencia. They’ve been ably assisted by Dennis Cheryshev, who is the man for the big occasion. The Russia stepped up to the plate at the 2018 World Cup, and he also netted in the Europa League two weeks ago. He’s also netted twice at the Mestalla in recent weeks, and he’s on a good run of form. He’s lively and constantly buzzes around and that could lead to plenty of chances. Cheryshev to score anytime is the third of our Valencia vs Real Betis predictions.
Valencia have been priced up as the favourites for this tie, understandably so. The hosts have been very impressive at home and can be backed at 3/4 to win in 90 minutes and book their place in the showpiece event. Betis are 15/4 to pick up a rare away win at this stadium whilst the draw is available at 5/2.
The first leg ended 2-2 and the bookies are expecting another high-scoring game. Over 2.5 Goals is available at 4/5 whilst it’s Evens for there to be fewer than three goals in this tie.
Kevin Gameiro leads the way when it comes to goalscoring in this tie. He is 9/2 to net the opener in this Copa Del Rey encounter. Rodrigo is close behind and can be backed at 5/1. Ruben Sobrino netted in the Europa League recently and he’s available at 11/2 to break the deadlock.
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