Real Betis and Valencia will go head to head in the Spanish Copa del Rey Final, on Saturday night, 23 April 2022. Here you will know everything about the Copa del Rey final between Real Betis vs Valencia, kickoff time, venue, preview, possible lineup, prediction, and watch guide.
This season’s Copa del Rey final will feature without the Spanish top guns Real Madrid, Barcelona, or Atletico Madrid. They were knocked out of the tournament before reaching the final stage.
Real Betis vs. Valencia: When and Where?
The Spanish Copa del Rey final will be held at the Estadio Olímpico de la Cartuja, Sevilla, Spain.
The battle between Real Betis and Valencia is set to kick off at 8:00 pm GMT, which is 10:00 pm Local Time, 9:00 pm BST, and 4:00 pm ET.
The two La Liga sides are expected to battle toe-to-toe for their only trophy of the season.
Copa del Rey Final Preview
This season’s Copa del Rey will showcase the competitiveness of Spanish football by featuring Real Betis and Valencia in the final, as the Spanish giants Real Madrid, Barcelona, or Atletico Madrid were unable to qualify for the final stage.
Barcelona were knocked out by Athletic Club Bilbao in the Round of 16, by 3-2 goals in extra time. Athletic Bilbao then knocked out Real Madrid in the quarter-finals by 1-0 goal. However, in the semi-finals, Valencia got a win over Athletic Bilbao by 2-1 goals on aggregate, advancing to the final.
Currently at the 10th place in the La Liga table, the Copa del Rey title can make it a successful season for Valencia. A win in the final against Real Betis will confirm Los Che’s 9th trophy in this competition. It will be their first Copa del Rey trophy since 2019 when they beat Barcelona in the final.
Valencia are coming into this match after successive La Liga defeats, 1-2 goals against Osasuna and 2-0 goals against Villarreal. However, Valencia has been a completely different team in the Copa del Rey this season. They will fancy their chances against Real Betis.
On the other hand, Real Betis are on the verge of a great season. They are currently pushing for the top 4 in the La Liga, which will qualify them for the UCL next season. Manuel Pellegrini’s side are at the 5th place in the table, 4 points behind Atletico Madrid at the 4th, with 5 matches to go.
Real Betis have 2 Copa del Rey trophies on their cabinet. A win against Valencia tonight will confirm their 3rd trophy. It will be their first Copa del Rey trophy since 2005.
The Green and Whites have defeated Sevilla, Real Sociedad, and Rayo Vallecano on their way to the final. They beat Rayo Vallecano by 3-2 goals on aggregate in the Ropa del Rey semi-finals.
However, Real Betis are coming into this battle after a 0-1 home defeat against Elche in the La Liga. But this should not down their confidence. Manuel Pellegrini’s men will ask difficult questions with their attacking prowess against Valencia.
Real Betis vs. Valencia: Stats, Last Meeting, H2H
Real Betis and Valencia met in October in the La Liga this season. Manuel Pellegrini’s side defeated Valencia by 4-1 goals comfortably in a home match. Borja Iglesias’ brace, Juanmi and German Pezzella’s goals bagged 3 points for the home side. Gabriel Paulista got a consolation goal for Valencia.
Real Betis have lost only one in their last 5 matches against Valencia in all competitions, winning 3 and drawing 1. On the other hand, Valencia have won all of the last 4 Copa del Rey meetings against Real Betis.
Real Betis vs. Valencia: Team News and Possible Lineup
Martin Montoya and Victor Camarasa will be unavailable for Real Betis due to injury. Paul Akouokou is not eligible due to card suspension.
German Pezzella and Marc Bartra should start in the heart of the defense. Nabil Fekir and Borja Iglesias should be crucial for Betis attack.
On the other hand, Maxi Gomez, Gabriel Paulista, and Goncalo Guedes are doubtful to start the match for Valencia due to knocks. Goncalo Guedes and Jose Gaya should be crucial for Valencia offense in this match.
Real Betis Possible Lineup (4-2-3-1): Silva; Bellerin, Pezzella, Bartra, Moreno; Rodriguez, Carvalho; Canales, Fekir, Juanmi; Iglesias
Valencia Possible Lineup (4-5-1): Cillessen; Correia, Diakhaby, Guillamon, Gaya; Foulquier, Moriba, Racic, Soler, Gil; Guedes
It is expected to be a toe-to-toe battle between Real Betis and Valencia. Real Betis are in better form in this season, and will have the advantage in papers to win the final. However, Valencia can be beastly in a final. This match can well go into extra time and even penalties.
Out experts predict that Real Betis should come up with a narrow win and lift the Copa del Rey trophy.
- Score Prediction: Real Betis 2-1 Valencia
How to Watch Valencia vs. Real Betis Copa del Rey Final
In the United States, you can watch this exciting Copa del Rey final via ESPN Plus. You can also watch the live stream through ESPN Plus.
If you are in the UK, you can enjoy Real Betis vs. Valencia via Premier Player HD, and Premier Sports 1.
From the Middle East, you can tune in beIN sports to watch this exciting match.