Following a poor run of form, Valencia will look to end a five-game winless run when they play host to Real Betis on Thursday. Take advantage of the best betting odds and La Liga props by using our sportsbook.
Valencia: Struggling at Home
Gennaro Gattuso’s tenure began with two defeats in three games, but Valencia looked to have adapted to his possession-based style when they picked up 10 points from their next five matches. Unfortunately for the Valencia boss, his side has experienced a slump in form and is winless in five games.
As expected and predicted, they managed to keep Real Sociedad to a 1-1 draw last time out, but they are far from the European spots, sitting 11th in the standings with just 16 points to their name. Although they are experiencing a poor run of results, Valencia will be confident of finding the net against Real Betis after scoring in nine of their last 10 games. If you’re betting online, you should avoid backing Valencia this season.
The pressure is mounting on Gattuso, who only took charge in the summer and has won just four of his 13 games in the dugout. He will be without Ilaix Moriba, Mouctar Diakhaby and Jaume Domenech, who are all ruled out with injuries while Edinson Cavani is rated as doubtful. After being forced off in the first half against Real Sociedad, Gabriel Paulista is also expected to be sidelined and he could be replaced in the starting lineup by Cenk Ozkacar.
Real Betis: Superb Season
Real Betis has been in magnificent form this term, and they head into this game on a run of five away matches without defeat, keeping clean sheets in the last four. Manuel Pellegrini has already led his side into the last 16 of the Europa League after winning their group, picking up 16 points from a possible 18.
While Thursday’s visitors have only recorded two away wins all season long in their domestic league, they have won their last two road games against Valencia in La Liga, and if they can secure all three points on Thursday, they will head into the World Cup break in the top four.
They will be without the services of Joaquin, Luiz Felipe, Juanmi and Victor Camarasa due to injury issues while Nabil Fekir and Borja Iglesias will both miss out through suspension, which could result in Luiz Henrique and Willian Jose being presented with places in the starting lineup. Given their important squad issues, we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays. Betis has the second-best defense in La Liga with just nine goals allowed in 13 games.
Valencia vs Real Betis Head-to-Head
Valencia has lost their last two home games against Real Betis without scoring a single goal and has never suffered a three-game losing streak against the Andalusians in their La Liga history. Real Betis have won their last three away games against teams from the Valencia region in La Liga and are only one away victory away from setting a club record. Manuel Pellegrini’s side has suffered just three defeats in 19 outings across all competitions in 2022-23, picking up 12 wins in the process. Three of Valencia’s last four games featured two or fewer goals.
Valencia vs Real Betis Match Information
- Game: Valencia (4-4-5) vs Real Betis (7-3-3)
- Location: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia)
- Day/Time: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. ET
- Valencia vs Real Betis Live stream: fubo.tv
Valencia vs Real Betis Betting Lines
Valencia vs Real Betis Picks & Prediction
Two of Betis’ most creative attacking players, Fekir and Iglesias, are suspended so we don’t expect the visitors to find the back of the net with ease. Valencia is also struggling to contribute on the scoresheet so we expect a low-scoring affair between the two sides, who should both be happy with a draw.
Valencia is listed at +120 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Valencia, you have a chance to win $120. Real Betis is +250, offering a chance to win $250 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Valencia a 45.45% chance to win, with Real Betis at 28.57%.
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