It's time to find out who the winners of the 2021-22 Copa del Rey will be, with Real Betis and Valencia ready to lock horns to take the title home. Both of these teams have won the cup previously, but it has been a while since they called themselves Copa del Rey champions, which will make this clash even more interesting.
Real Betis get to this game with no losses in their record, with only the draw against Rayo being the only match they did not win en route to the title clash. Before that, Los Verdiblancos defeated Alicante (4-0), Talavera (4-2), Zaragoza (3-0), Sevilla (2-1), Real Sociedad (4-0), and Rayo (3-2 on aggregate). Their pace in the tournament has been led by Borja Iglesias, who tops the goalscoring charts with four goals right now. If the player can score one more goal, he could take the goalscoring crown in the competition all to himself.
On the other hand, Valencia make it to the tournament's final with a similar record as their rivals, starting with their win against Utrillas (3-0), continuing with their 3-1 victory against Arenteiro. Once the tournament entered the final rounds, Valencia rallied past Cartagena (2-1), Atlético Baleares (1-0), Cádiz (2-1), and Athletic Bilbao (2-1 on aggregate) to reach the title clash. Hugo Duro was the man to follow for Valencia in the tournament, with the striker being able to find the back of the net twice in the competition.
Here are the key elements we have to consider prior to the start of this exciting game.
Real Betis vs Valencia - Who's in and who's out?
Real Betis - Injured: Martín Montoya.
Valencia - Injured: Maxi Gómez.
Real Betis vs Valencia - Head-to-head stats
This will be the first Copa del Rey Final between Real Betis and Valencia.
Real Betis will be playing in their fifth Copa del Rey final.
Valencia have made it to 17 Copa del Rey finals before this clash. Their record so far shows eight wins and nine losses.
Real Betis have only won this tournament twice, the last time in 2005. Meanwhile, Valencia will try to win their nine title in the tournament, with their last triumph coming in 2019.
The last Copa del Rey meeting between these teams ended in a 1-0 win for Valencia back in 2019. That win came during their last run for the title that year.
Manuel Pellegrini will face Valencia for the 23rd time. So far, the Chilean boss has beaten Los Naranjeros in 12 of those matches.
Valencia's boss José Bordalás will face Real Betis for the 16th time in his coaching career. The tactician has led his teams to seven wins in those wins.
This will be the fourth clash between Pellegrini and Bordalás. So far, Pellegrini has beaten Bordalás in two of their three clashes.
Broadcast info - Real Betis vs Valencia
In Spain: TeleCinco Espana, DAZN.
In the U.S.: ESPN+.
In the U.K.: Premier Sports 1, Premier Player HD.
In France: L'Equipe Web, Molotov, Free, L'Equipe.
In Germany: DAZN1, DAZN.
In Argentina: DIRECTV Sports Argentina, DIRECTV Sports App, directvsports.com.
In Mexico: Blue To Go Video Everywhere, Sky HD.
Match details, result and original broadcast info
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