After no wins in their opening three games, Valencia will be out to end that run against Real Betis on Saturday

Valencia boss Marcelino spoke about the importance of winning ahead of his sideโ€™s Champions League debut:ย โ€œThe Champions League was a great prize for a great season.

Valenica CF 1.70ย  ย Real Betis 4.60

โ€œWe want to compete in it and dispute it, but we canโ€™t distract ourselves. If we want Valencia to grow and get closer to the great teams in the League, we have to stay fourth in the League.

โ€œCompeting with three teams who are, I think, among the top five in Europe is very difficult, but we have to win because we havenโ€™t won yet.

โ€œWe have a good team and we need to win, so all our attention is on this game. Objectives are met at the end of May, and for us to finish fourth we have to pick up more than 70 points. Right now we have two.โ€

Betis boss Quique Setien on what score he would give his team in the football pools:ย โ€œIโ€™d put down a two [for the win], obviously.

โ€œI have a lot of confidence in my team, in the things weโ€™re doing. There are things we can improve on, but the team are progressing and doing things better.

โ€œWe have to convince ourselves we have a lot of potential, weโ€™re doing a lot of things well and that if we have more of that conviction, the team will show it.

โ€œMaybe you donโ€™t see it in the short term, but with perspective you can see the differences between the Betis of this season and last.โ€

Odds:ย Valenica CF 1.70ย  ย Real Betis 4.60

Valencia (probable):ย Neto; Piccini, Diakhaby, Gabriel, Gaya; Soler, Kondogbia, Parejo, Wass; Gameiro, Rodrigo

Injuries/suspensions:ย Garay, Coquelin (I)

Real Betis (probable):ย Pau; Mandi, Bartra, Sidnei; Barragan, Boudebouz, Javi Garcia, Guardado, Joaquin, Junior; Sergio Leon

Injuries/suspensions:ย Carvalho, Feddal (I)

Referee:ย Hernandez Hernandez

Previous meeting:ย Valencia 2-0 Betis

Form guide:ย Valencia (D L D – -) Betis (W D L – -)

Venue:ย Mestalla

Kick-off time:ย 17:30 BST/18:30 local time

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