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 wanted to improve their league standing after a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid. Valencia were unable to beat Real Sociedad in a 2-2 draw. As it stands, Betis are in 5th place on the table and has 48 points while Valencia sit in 14th with 35 points after 33 matches.
The first half of the game started favourably for Betis, thanks to Nabil Fekir giving Betis the lead in the 12th minute. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Goncalo Guedes at the 22 minute mark brought Valencia level. However, The Green-and-Whites just before half-time reestablished their lead via a Sergio Canales goal, to take a 2-1 lead into half time.
The Bats took the initiative in the second half, with Carlos Soler finding the net in the 61st minute, leaving the final score at 2-2.
For Betis, Borja Iglesias, Diego Lainez, Juan Miranda, William Carvalho and Aitor Ruibal, came on for Juanmi, Joaquin, Alex Moreno, Nabil Fekir and Cristian Tello. Valencia replaced Thierry Correia, Kevin Gameiro, Denis Cheryshev, Carlos Soler and Uros Racic for Yunus Musah, Patrick Cutrone, Alex Blanco, Cristiano Piccini and Christian Oliva.
There were bookings for Juan Miranda, Diego Lainez and Victor Ruiz from Betis, and Daniel Wass, for Valencia.
|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)|