Sports Innovation previews the Copa del Rey semi-final between Real Betis and Rayo Vallecano and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Real Betis go up against Rayo Vallecano at Estadio Benito Villamarin on Thursday for the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side arrive with a crucial 2-1 aggregate lead, including two away goals, after winning the first leg last month. Whoever wins the tie will meet Valencia, who knocked out Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, in the Copa del Rey final.
The Verdiblancos arrive at their next Copa del Rey match, averaging a fabulous 2.9 goals per game in their last 10 matches in which, they scored a delicious total of 29 , while also conceding 11 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.1 per game in which, they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times.
Rayo Vallecano are brimming with confidence in front of goal before the upcoming away match in the Copa del Rey, as they can show off very handsome numbers from their previous 10 games in the competition. The visitors scored 2.2 times on average per match, for a total of 22 goals. They also let in 13 goals, leaving an average of 1.3 per match. They fought their way to 3 clean sheets.
Facts and figures for Real Betis vs Rayo Vallecano in Copa del Rey.
- Real Betis have scored in 16 of the last 18 matches
- Real Betis have not lost 7 of the last 8 matches
- Real Betis have won 5 of the last 6 matches
- Rayo Vallecano have conceded in 16 of the last 17 away matches
- Rayo Vallecano have lost 3 of the last 4 matches
- Rayo Vallecano have scored in 5 of the last 7 matches
- Rayo Vallecano have not won 3 of the last 4 matches
Current form — Real Betis vs Rayo Vallecano
Judging by their last 3 matches, we can expect a bit of everything from Real Betis at the moment. Against Mallorca, they came out on top in a 2-1 win, before drawing 0-0 against Zenit Petersburg. Most recently they were left reeling in a 2-1 defeat win against Sevilla.
That said, Rayo Vallecano are having a much harder time. They’ve lost their last 3 matches, starting with a heavy 3-0 defeat to Osasuna. Elche then pipped them in a 2-1 loss, before they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Real Madrid last time out.
How do the bookies view it?
On paper, Real Betis are the clear favorites and look the value pick here at odds of 1.75, depending on your preferred betting strategy. The away win currently settles at 4.75, should the visitors manage to escape with all 3 points. A draw ramps up an accumulator with odds of 4.00.
Real Betis vs Rayo Vallecano – Fixture History
The last match between these teams was a Copa del Rey match back on 9 February 2022 and saw Real Betis claim a 2-1 victory.
In their last 10 meetings across all competitions, the two sides were relatively even. Over 2.5 goals paid out as the winning bet 6 times, while backing both teams to score would’ve gained a handsome profit on 8 occasions.
Primary goal getter
Ahead of their latest Copa del Rey match, both Real Betis and Rayo Vallecano will be looking for their main strikers. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.