Betis were held to 2-2 draw by Valencia down on Sunday at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Betis arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in their previous game. Valencia secured a point against Real Sociedad in their previous match. As things stand, Betis and Valencia sit 5th, (48 points) and 14th, (35 points), in the league respectively, after 33 matches.
It was an impressive opening from The Green-and-Whites, thanks to Nabil Fekir giving Betis the lead at the 12 minute mark. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Goncalo Guedes, 22 minutes in, brought The Bats level. However, Betis just before half-time reestablished their lead following a Sergio Canales goal to see out the first half 2-1.
Valencia took the lead in the second half, with Carlos Soler finding the net at the 61 minute mark, leaving the final score at 2-2.
For Betis, Borja Iglesias, Diego Lainez, Juan Miranda, William Carvalho and Aitor Ruibal, came on for Thierry Correia, Kevin Gameiro, Denis Cheryshev, Carlos Soler and Uros Racic. Valencia brought on Yunus Musah, Patrick Cutrone, Alex Blanco, Cristiano Piccini and Christian Oliva, to replace Thierry Correia, Kevin Gameiro, Denis Cheryshev, Carlos Soler and Uros Racic.
There were bookings for Juan Miranda, Diego Lainez and Victor Ruiz from Betis. For Valencia, Daniel Wass saw yellow.
Betis will next travel to Real Valladolid, while Valencia will face Barcelona at home.
|Real Betis:||Claudio Bravo, Emerson, Aissa Mandi, Victor Ruiz, Alex Moreno (Juan Miranda, min.71), Joaquin (Diego Lainez, min.64), Nabil Fekir (William Carvalho, min.71), Sergio Canales, Guido Rodriguez, Cristian Tello (Aitor Ruibal, min.82) and Juanmi (Borja Iglesias, min.64)|
|Valencia:||Jaume Domenech, Thierry Correia (Yunus Musah, min.9), Hugo Guillamon, Mouctar Diakhaby, Jose Luis Gaya, Daniel Wass, Uros Racic (Christian Oliva, min.82), Carlos Soler (Cristiano Piccini, min.68), Denis Cheryshev (Alex Blanco, min.68), Kevin Gameiro (Patrick Cutrone, min.68) and Goncalo Guedes|
|Stadium:||the Estadio Benito Villamarin|
|Goals:||Nabil Fekir (1-0, min. 12), Goncalo Guedes (1-1, min. 22), Sergio Canales (2-1, min. 42) and Carlos Soler (2-2, min. 61)|