Valencia were desperate to arrest their run of poor form having lost two consecutive home games in the midst of a winless run of five games, but the home side were struggling to break down the resilient defence of Betis.
Los Che went close just after the half hour mark as they resorted to shooting from distance, as Samu Castillejo struck a well-hit volley towards the bottom right corner but he was denied by a great save from Rui Silva.
Gennaro Gattuso’s men started to turn the screw and had one of the best opportunities of the half just a couple of minutes later through Yunus Musah, as the United States international unleashed a thunderous effort from the edge of the box that crashed off the right post.
Los Verdiblancos created a good chance to take the lead just before the break, after some lovely interplay from Willian Jose and Juan Cruz saw the latter force a fantastic save from Giorgi Mamardashvili.
The visitors were reduced to ten men 15 minutes into the second half after Edgar Gonzalez’s rash challenge was enough to earn him a second yellow card.
Betis had kept four consecutive LaLiga away clean sheets culminating in their 2-0 victory against Real Sociedad in their last trip on the road. However, this run came to an end, as Almeida bent a beautiful free-kick over the wall and into the top corner leaving Silva rooted to the spot.
Valencia began to grow in confidence after the goal and started to stretch the Betis defence.
The home side managed to work the ball into the box and to the feet of Kluivert before the winger was deemed to have been fouled, earning them a penalty.
Guillamon was the man who stepped up and he was the coolest man in the stadium as he sent Silva the wrong way with a tremendous spot kick.
The home side put the final nail in the coffin in added time after a swift counter attack resulted in Kluivert racing through on goal before slotting the ball into the bottom left corner.
Los Che saw the final minutes out with ease as they managed to pick up all three points and put some distance between themselves and the bottom three, going into the winter break.