Valencia vs Real Betis Prediction: La Liga Match on 29.02.2020
Both Valencia and Real Betis have been in their negative trends. They have had series of winless results lately. Los Ches has had a five winless run while Rubi’s men have six-run instead. No wonder that they both are stuck on the mid-table. Albert Celades’s men are on the eighth while Joaquin and Co are on the thirteenth. This weekend they will be squaring off in Estadio Mestalla with the same mission, picking up three points again.
The Teams’ Previous Matches
Valencia had another defeat while visiting San Sebastian last weekend. They were hammered by Real Sociedad 0-3. Mikel Merino, Nacho Monreal and the former Manchester United frontman, Adnan Januzaj scored the winning goals for the host.
Meanwhile, Real Betis were involved in a goal galore draw as they had a 3-3 result against Mallorca at their home turf last weekend. They were one goal behind twice as Cucho Hernandez and Ante Budimir took the visitor’s lead twice but then the host could equalize by penalties also twice. Sergio Canales and Nabil Fekir were the executors. They finally took the lead as Joaquin found the back of the net. Unfortunately, the late goal of Take Kubo denied their prospective win.
The former U-21 Spain boss, Albert Celades often deploys 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 which has been opted for lately with a rather direct football approach instead of ball possession tactics. Maxi Gomez is his main forward supported by Rodrigo Moreno, Ferran Torres and the versatile wing-back Daniel Wass.
Their counterpart, Rubi has opted for 4-1-4-1 formation with the transition to 4-2-3-1 this season. He often relies on a lone striker, either Loren Moron or Borja Iglesias, supported by two attacking wingers, Nabil Fekir and Joaquin Sanchez.
Players to Watch
Los Ches’s key figures in the team this season are captain Dani Parejo who has bagged six goals and three assists, Maxi Gomez with nine goals and two assists and the Danish Daniel Wass.
In Real Betis squad, their new signings this season, Nabil Fekir is one of their current top performers. He has netted seven goals and provided one assist. The other notable ones are the two defenders; the former Barcelona and Dortmund center-back Marc Batra and the Brazilian Emerson.
Valencia vs Real Betis Prediction
The game is expected to be even. Both managers might attempt different formation or tactics to seal three points here. Daniel Parejo and Co could try 4-5-1 or 5-3-2 to optimize their defense line and counter-attack as they have Daniel Wass and Dani Parejo, who excel at the long pass, crossing and even long shots to initiate the counter-attack. Betis could employ the 4-5-1 or 4-3-2-1 as they have a surplus of strong midfielders. Eventually, a draw is the most possible result.
According to the punters, the host is only a slight favorite. They are backed to win at 2.10, whereas the draw result is at 3.30. Sergio Canales and Co are only projected to win at 3.55.
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