Real Betis vs. Valencia: No Barcelona or Real Madrid as Real Betis Chase Copa Del Rey Glory For The First Time

April 22, 2022
Benson Chikezie

Copa Del Rey 2021/2022
Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville

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For the second time in 10 years, Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are not appearing in the Copa Del Rey final as eight-time champions Valencia take on Real Betis. The Copa finale will kick off at 01:30 IST on April 24, and both teams will fancy a shot at glory to close out the season.

Real Betis and Valencia were hardly favorites to make it to this stage but thoroughly deserve their place in the finals after edging out stronger favorites in the buildup to the finals. The final of Spain’s oldest football competition is a dream come true for any Spanish team, and the stage is set for a fairytale ending to either team’s 2021/2022 campaign.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and team news from Real Betis and Valencia:

Real Betis Form and Team News

Real Betis will be itching to get some silverware, having won only two Segunda Division titles since their Copa Del Rey victory in the 2004/2005 season. Pellegrini’s men have had a great season by their standards and sit three points shy of a UEFA Champions League qualification spot.

Their path to the final has not been rosy, with a hard-fought victory against Rayo Vallecano coming after a 4-0 thrashing of Real Sociedad. They have a cup specialist in Borja Iglesias, who has struck four times in the Copa Del Rey this season.

Victor Camarasa and Martin Montoya are injured and may not feature in the Copa Del Rey final in Seville.

Valencia Form and Team News

Valencia have fallen off the pace in the race to Europe, thanks to four games without a win in the league (two losses and two draws). Having won their last three Copa Del Rey finals, the eight-time champions will fancy another victory in Seville as the only route to sealing their spot in Europe next season.

With their last Copa Del Rey title coming in a 2-1 victory over Barcelona in 2019, Valencia have enough cup-winning experience as six players in that winning team featured in their semifinal victory against Athletic Bilbao. Forward Hugo Duro will be hoping to end his goal drought as his last two goals for the club came in the Copa Del Rey.

Goncalo Guedes, Lato Toni, Gabriel Paulista, and Maximilliano Gomez are sidelined with injuries and may not participate in the Copa Del Rey final.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Real Betis have won three of their last five matches against Valencia, and the sportsbooks at Paripesa,, and Melbet have tipped this fixture in their favor, with the odds placed at 2.152, 2.08, and 2.152, respectively.

A draw is available on Paripesa at 3.54 odds, 3.35 odds on, and 3.54 on Melbet. For Valencia to win, the odds are 3.7 on Paripesa, 3.55 on, and 3.7 on the Melbet sportsbook.

Tipster’s Angle

From their head-to-head record, Real Betis have won three of their last five meetings with Valencia, with the latest coming in a 4-1 victory in October 2021. Both teams lost their last matches coming into this encounter, but Valencia are in less impressive form with two draws and two losses in their last four games. Here are our tips for this Copa Del Rey final:

Tip: Either Team to Win @ 1.35

With only one draw in the last five meetings between Real Betis and Valencia, we expect this match to be decided over 90 minutes. Both sides are desperate for a win, and we expect their hunger to come to the fore and either team to win at the end of regular time. Either team to win is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.35 odds.

Tip: Draw in Either Half @ 1.47

Fixtures between both sides have always been tightly contested, and we expect this final to take the same shape, with both teams ending either half on equal footing. The odds for a draw in either half are available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.47 odds.


The second Copa Del Rey final without Barcelona or Real Madrid in 10 years is upon us, and only one team will emerge victoriously. We expect this fixture to be concluded in regular time, and a thrilling encounter is on the cards.

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