Real Betis vs ValenciaLa Liga, KO: 17:30 Oct 1, 2023, Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Betis host Valencia in a La Liga fixture on Sunday with both teams looking to snap out of difficult spells. Neither side has been at their best lately and appearing evenly matched at the moment, could be set to serve up a closely fought encounter.
Real Betis are struggling to find their best form this season and have claimed just two wins from seven La Liga matches so far. They are currently 10th on the table and will be keen to find the spark for their campaign.
Things have been particularly difficult for Real Betis in recent weeks as they are winless in their last four matches across all competitions, conceding eight goals in that run. They have been held in their last two La Liga fixtures, playing out 1-1 draws with Cadiz and Granada.
A small positive for Real Betis is that they are yet to taste defeat at the Estadio Benito Villamarin this season. However, Manuel Pellegrini’s men have only picked up one win in three home matches so far, drawing the other two.
Valencia have not fared much better than Real Betis as they sit just one point above their hosts on the standings. They travel to the Estadio Benito Villamarin with three wins from their opening seven La Liga matches.
Los Che did make a fine start to the campaign, winning their opening two matches. However, they appear to have lost their way in recent weeks, picking up just one win from their last five La Liga matches and were beaten 1-0 at home by Real Sociedad in their previous fixture.
One of the problems for Valencia appears to be a poor defence that has kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches. Those defensive problems were evident in their previous away fixture as Ruben Baraja's men threw away the lead twice in a 2-2 draw with Almeria.
How the bookies view it
Real Betis have a slight edge among the bookies and are priced at 13/10 by William Hill to claim the win. A victory for Valencia is valued at 23/10 by bet365 while Unibet is also offering odds of 23/10 for a draw.
Head to head
Valencia have a 28-15 advantage with 12 draws from 55 previous matches against Real Betis. Both teams battled to a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in the final fixture of last season.
Players to watch
Willian Jose often leads the line for Valencia and has found the net three times in six La Liga matches so far. The forward could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime on Sunday at 21/10 with bet365.
Valencia also have quality going forward, particularly Hugo Duro, who has three goals so far this season. Unibet has the attacker at odds of 10/3 to get on the score sheet on Sunday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Both teams were on target in their last meeting back in June and could be set for a similar outcome at 10/11 with bet365. Valencia saw over 3.5 goals in their last away fixture and a repeat is priced at 3/1 by bet365 while over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 23/20 with BetVictor.
There have been more goals after the break in three of Real Betis’ last four matches and Sunday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
This La Liga match between Real Betis and Valencia will be played on Oct 1, 2023 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Real Betis vs Valencia prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.