BETIS VS VALENCIA (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 21.04.2019

Betis are still within reach of the Europa League spots for next season, but need to pull out of their recent slump (W3, D2, L5) quickly to achieve their goal. Five straight league matches involving Betis have seen both teams score, with Betis conceding two goals on average.
That has been a common problem all season for Betis, as 43 goals conceded in 32 La Liga (LL) rounds is the worst ratio amongst the teams that entered this round in the upper half. The heavy expectation of goals either way is further justified by the fact that five of Betis’ last seven league matches have featured over 2.5 goals.
Betis take on Valencia (W5, D4, L1), who are also fighting for a spot in European competition next season. Having knocked Betis out of the Copa del Rey semi-finals earlier this year, the visitors may boast something of a psychological edge, especially as they are now unbeaten against Betis in six competitive matches (W3, D3).
Valencia’s return of 15 goals scored from 15 away matches is, however, the lowest scoring ratio of the current top-half teams, and only six teams have been less prolific on the road. Not exactly the greatest entertainers this season, Valencia matches have additionally featured 3+ total goals just 31.25% of the time so far – the second-lowest ratio in the league.
Players to watch: Giovani Lo Celso (BET) has three goals from his last two league matches. For the visitors, Santi Mina is a clear threat having scored a brace in Valencia’s last league match.
Stat attack: Five straight competitive matches here have featured at least two first half goals.
Valencia have a poor return of just seven wins (33.33%) from matches entered as LL matchday favourites this season.
Yellow cards should be expected, with 6.4 being shown per-match on average across the last five league H2Hs.

Head-to-head matches: BETIS – VALENCIA
28.02.19 CDR Valencia 1-0 Betis
07.02.19 CDR Betis 2-2 Valencia
15.09.18 LL Valencia 0-0 Betis
04.03.18 LL Valencia 2-0 Betis
15.10.17 LL Betis 3-6 Valencia

Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: X2
Selection odds: 1,45
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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