Valencia 3 – 0 Real Betis: Betting review
by Dan King under the supervision of Lucas Mondelo
Original betting preview to this game: Valencia – Betis: betting preview
Thanks to a convincing second half showing from Valencia this result ended in a somewhat surprise 3-0 home victory. The home side were winners on the 1×2 market and very comfortable victors on the Asian handicap -0.25 as well. A dramatic late goal changed the under/overs outcome, with overs landing a win bet too.
Valencia won the game easily in the end, rewarding backers at 2.20 for the outright win against a top six Real Betis side.
Valencia [email protected] 1.89 followers on the Asian handicap would have been pleased to have the draw onside (saving half their stake) for an hour of this tight contest, but thanks to 3 goals in the final 30 minutes, they didn’t need the cushion and ran out easy winners on this market as well as the 1×2.
The under/over market was the one that ran closest to the set line of 2.25, with a 3rd goal sneaking a full win for overs thanks to an added time Valencia breakaway. The line was set at 2.25 @ 1.99 pre-game, though 3 or more goals would have reached double figures with the game deadlocked at 0-0 for a good hour.
Match report: Valencia 3 – 0 Betis
Betis came into the game with big absences due to injury and suspension. This was crucial in the end as the team crumbled in the final third of the contest. It is important to note however that Valencia’s opening goal came from a free kick right after Beits had been reduced to ten men as Edgar saw a second yellow for a tactical foul just outside the box.
The 62nd minute free kick from Andre Almeida wasn’t perfectly placed, but the power beat keeper Rui Silva to hand Valencia the lead in a contest where the opening goal was vital.
The first half had seen a good tempo but with clear openings rare. The more attacking host hit the post, but Betis replied with a big chance well saved not long before the half time whistle.
The second half saw Valencia continue to be more ambitious and dangerous, but it must be said that clear opportunities didn’t really arrive until after Betis saw red and the resulting free kick was blasted into the net.
Betis faded quickly, conceding a penalty with 12 minutes left and then conceding a very late 3rd goal as Valencia put some gloss on their victory.
Valencia merited the 3 points but the red card was crucial to how one sided the contest became. Betis lacked ideas and cutting edge even with 11 men however, generating just 5 attempts at goal of which 1 hit the target.
For Real Betis, they will need to become more disciplined as they have seen 4 red cards in their last 5 league matches. It not only damages their chances of positive results during those games, but the knock-on effect will hurt them as squad depth and stamina is put to the test.
Valencia meanwhile will take huge confidence and belief with this win prior to the World Cup break. The home team looked classy and sharp, although it must be noted that most of their good work and all their three goals came versus ten men.