Real Betis are dreaming of a Copa del Rey final in their own backyard – but first must find a way past Valencia in the semi-finals.
Valencia stunned Getafe in the second leg of the quarter-final stages last week with Rodrigo scoring twice in injury time to send Los Che through.
Betis, who booked their place in the last four courtesy of a two-legged victory over Espanyol, have designs of replicating their 2005 success and ending Barcelona’s dominance of this competition.
Copa del Rey 2018-19, Real Betis vs Valencia: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI
The Catalans have won it for the past four seasons.
Barcelona take on arch-rivals Real Madrid in the other semi-final clash.
Real Betis is just a step away from playing the Copa del Rey finals at their home turf in Benito Villamarín Stadium as they host Valencia in the first leg of the semi-finals.
Coming off the back of an impressive win over Atletico Madrid in the league, ending their 18-match unbeaten run, Betis will be high on confidence against the Bats today.
The Beticos has conceded just a single goal at home in this seasons Copa del Rey campaign and have tasted just three defeats in the last 18 matches in all competitions.
This is the first appearance for Real Betis in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey since their cup winning campaign in 2005.
Valencia have few injury problems, although winger Goncalo Guedes will not be available for the game in Seville.
Defender Mouctar Diakhaby is suspended following his red card in the previous round.
Betis, for their part, are likely to have centre-back Marc Barta missing, while midfielder William Carvalho is definitely out.
Defender Marc Bartra and midfielder Cristian Tello are doubtful for the fixture while midfielder William Carvalho is definitely out for Quique Setién.
Marcelino has added new signing Ruben Sobrino to the starting lineup and is likely to make his first appearance for the Los Che today.
Goncalo Guedes and Mouctar Diakhaby are two other names that will be missing from the lineup after the former is out injured while the latter is serving a suspension following his red card in the previous round.
Real Betis (3-5-2): Lopez; Mandi, Feddel, Sidnei; Firpo, Lo Celso, Guardado, Kaptoum, Barragan; Jese, Moron
Valencia (4-4-2): Neto; Piccini, Garay, Gabriel, Lato; Wass, Parejo, Coequlin, Cheryshev, Rodrigo, Santi Mina
Score prediction: Betis 2-0 Valencia
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