Athletic Bilbao’s Yeray Alvarez, left, vies for the ball with Valencia’s Goncalo Guedes during a Spanish Copa del Rey semifinal second leg soccer match between Valencia and Athletic Bilbao at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
- Neutral venue in Seville in Spain stages Copa Del Rey final at 4pm ET on Saturday
- Real Betis has won the trophy twice before while Valencia has lifted it eight times
- See all odds, best bets & predictions for Real Betis vs Valencia – Copa del Rey Final
Spain’s Copa Del Rey final takes place on Saturday. And in assessing the Real Betis vs Valencia prediction ahead of the game, it is Betis who will certainly feel at home.
The showpiece occasion takes place at the Estadio La Cartuja in Real Betis’s home city of Seville.
Furthermore, Betis is hoping to put the first coating of gloss on what could be a hugely successful season.
It sits in fifth place in La Liga in contention for a Champions League qualifying place – although fourth-placed Atletico Madrid is four points ahead.
Real Betis vs Valencia Odds
Odds as of April 23 at Barstool Sportsbook
The bookies clearly favor Real Betis to claim the trophy at +110 , based surely on the team’s differing league positions. However, if it is tight as expected, the draw after 90 minutes could be productive.
Meanwhile, Valencia is in 10th place. And the Copa Del Rey final offers its only chance of success in this campaign.
It also offers the team its only pathway into European competition next season with a place in the Europa League on offer for the winners.
Over/Under and Spread for Copa Del Rey final
Certainly, a low-scoring game is expected by many observers and the offer for Over 3.5 goals is quite wide at +395. Meanwhile, Betis is +240 on the spread at -1.
The stadium is a neutral venue. But clearly, Betis will have an advantage in terms of support and, potentially, in dealing with southern Spain’s hot temperatures.
Real Betis vs Valencia Prediction for Copa Del Rey final
At Barstool Sportsbook, Betis is priced at +110 for a win. Valencia, moreover, is rated at +250 with the draw after 90 minutes at +230.
However, this is a Copa Del Rey final match-up that looked unlikely when the competition began with Betis sixth in the bookies’ general running to be the winner and Valencia way out in 12th.
It is only the second final in the past decade which does not feature one of the two giants Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Many in Spain are expecting a tight and nervy affair. Both teams have been involved in generally low-scoring games recently.
Indeed, Betis suffered a 1-0 home defeat by Elche in midweek which was a knock to its UCL aspirations – and its first defeat in six games in La Liga.
Valencia has scored just once in its last four games in La Liga.
That was following a 0-0 draw away at Real Sociedad.
Meanwhile, Valencia has scored just once in its last four games in La Liga.
It suffered a 2-0 defeat at Villareal in midweek following a 2-1 defeat at home against Osasuna last weekend.
Before that, there was a 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano and a 0-0 draw at home to Cadiz.
This means Valencia has not won in four league games – hardly the form which could make them expect a night of glory in Seville on Saturday.
Real Betis vs Valencia Statistics
Statistics from Copa Del Rey 2021-22.
These recent results could make a Prop selection of a low correct score an attractive suggestion.
Betis is priced by Barstool at +600 to win 1-0. More compelling, though, might be the odds for a 2-1 win for Betis at +750.
Borja Iglesias Scoring Odds in Copa Del Rey Final
Alternatively, Betis’ leading goalscorer Borja Iglesias could be a man to watch.
He has hit 17 goals this season – four in the Copa Del Rey in four different ties.
Three of them have also been the opening goal.
Between them, Jose Bordalas and Manuel Pellegrini have been coaching for 63 years at 26 clubs across 31 spells and taken charge of 2,447 games, but never this one. Copa del Rey final preview. https://t.co/dnfdfhCXbM
— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) April 22, 2022
So, at +450 he looks like an attractive Prop to be the first goalscorer in this final.
Furthermore, at a price of +165 just to get on the scoresheet, he offers more value, too.
Valencia’s Carlos Soler on loving the Premier League as a kid and Copa del Rey https://t.co/oP01Dr1Pvk
— SportMagMad (@SportMagMad) April 22, 2022
Historically, Betis has won the Copa Del Rey final twice before in 1977 and 2005.
Valencia, meanwhile, has triumphed on eight occasions – with its most recent success in 2019 when it defeated Barcelona 2-1 in the final.
In the semifinal, Betis scored a 3-2 aggregate win over Rayo Vallecano – with a 2-1 win away from home followed by a 1-1 draw in Seville.
The week is upon us. Real Betis play Valencia in the final of the Copa del Rey at 22:00 CEST at La Cartuja in Seville this Saturday. Expect the city to be absolutely buzzing and, if Betis pull off a win, to be up all night. pic.twitter.com/6mqpKcAnPa
— Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely) April 18, 2022
In total, it has overcome three fellow La Liga sides en route to the final – city rivals Sevilla, Real Sociedada and Rayo Vallecano.
Meanwhile, Valencia scored a 2-1 aggregate win over Athletic Bilbao in the last four – drawing 1-1 away and then winning 1-0 at home.
Projected Line-Ups And Injuries
Real Betis potential line-up: Silva; Bellerin, Pezzella, Bartra, Moreno; Rodriguez, Carvalho; Canales, Fekir, Juanmi; Iglesias
Injured: Camarasa, Montoya.
Valencia potential line-up: Cillessen; Correia, Diakhaby, Guillamon, Gaya; Foulquier, Moriba, Racic, Soler, Gil; Guedes
Injured: Paulista, Gomes.
Further evidence, those results, that this final may not be a high-scoring affair.
Valencia has beaten only two La Liga sides to reach the final – Cadiz and Bilbao.
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— Valencia CF (@valenciacf_en) April 22, 2022
Significantly, Betis was a 4-1 winner when these sides last met in La Liga last October.
Valencia’s last win was a 2-1 victory in February 2020 – four meetings ago.
And, in conclusion, Betis look likely to bring some success to their former Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini in what is likely to be a close-fought encounter.
Pick: Borja Iglesias +450 (First Goalscorer).