Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Out-of-sorts Valencia take on Real Betis in their second home game of the season. Los Che suffered a shocking 4-2 loss to Las Palmas at Estadio de Mestalla in the opening match of the new campaign and they were beaten by Eibar on Matchday 2. Valencia coach Pako Ayesteran is under big pressure ahead of the visit of Real Betis and, no doubt, the hosts are going to leave their hearts on the field in order to pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match against Real Betis. Los Beticos were crushed by Barcelona at Camp Nou at the start of the season and they head into the game against Valencia following a goalless draw with Deportivo La Coruna. Valencia want this win more than their rivals and we predict that los Che are going to record their first triumph of the season on day 3. A man to watch in the home team will be Santi Mina, who has netted two goals in the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign to date.
Highlighted Player (Diego Alves):
Diego Alves is a 30-year-old Brazilian footballer who plays for Spanish club Valencia but is still finding his feet in national colors. The goalkeeper began his career at Atletico Mineiro but spent most of his career in Spain. He joined Almeira in 2007 and made more 123 appearances for the club.
Having established himself as a solid presence between the sticks, Alves then moved to Valencia in 2011. Alves is already a regular at Valencia having made 112 appearances for the club. He was part of the Brazilian squad that won the Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics. His international senior debut was in 2011 and also represented Brazil at the Copa America Centenario.
Alves has made his name as an expert penalty stopper and became the goalkeeper with most penalty saves in Spanish top flight after a successful effort against Cristiano Ronaldo in 2015. He has represented Brazil eight times.
Highlighted Team (Real Betis):
Real Betis Balompie, better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts its home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colors of the club from Andalucia are green and white.
Real Betis is known for its rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.
The club from Sevilla had its biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.
Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.