La Liga Betting Tips

Celta Vigo vs Real Betis betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds


Iago Aspas

Real Betis have won four of their last six games against Celta de Vigo, although Célticos did win 2-0 at the Benito Villamarín in January. 12 of the last 15 meetings between these two have seen both teams score.

Both teams to score in this one too is 4/5.

Iago Aspas' brace in the reverse fixture means he's now scored eight career goals against Betis. He is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 13/8 to score anytime.

Juanmi is 8/1 to break the deadlock and 11/4 to add to his tally of 16 goals so far this season.

Match preview

Heartbreak for Real Betis as their European dreams were shattered in midweek.

On Thursday night, los Verdiblancos travelled to Deutsche Bank Park in an unenviable position after Frankfurt had won the first leg 2-1 in Spain.

Betis looked set to crash out until, the the very last minute of normal time, Borja Iglesias made it 2-2 on aggregate and forced extra time.

Then, just as everybody was preparing for a penalty shootout, Frankfurt won it in the 121st minute with a goal credited as a Guido Rodríguez own goal.

So, Manuel Pellegrini's side bow out at the round of 16 stage in the Europa League, but still have plenty for play for domestically.

Coming up on 23 April, Béticos will take on Valencia at Estadio de La Cartuja in the Copa del Rey Final, their first final for 17 years.

In La Liga, Betis beat Athletic Club 1-0 last weekend at Estadio Benito Villamarín with Iglesias getting the only goal of that one.

This leaves them fifth, just two points below the Champions League places.

Can they keep pace with Barcelona and Atlético with a victory in Galicia?

Celta de Vigo meanwhile are tucked in just below those sides aiming for European football, an achievement that'll prove to be out of reach.

O Celtiña lost to the side currently seventh, Villarreal, 1-0 last weekend so have now won just one of their last five.

Eduardo Coudet's side sit tenth and, having finished eighth last time round, that'll probably be the height of their ambitions again.

Will they take advantage of Betis' fatigue at Balaídos?

Celta Vigo team news

Given that they're not going to go down or, probably, finish in a European spot, Eduardo Coudet has been naming attacking line-ups.

This features Iago Aspas and one more up front; it's usually Santi Mina but Thiago Galhardo came in last weekend.

Brais Méndez, Denis Suárez and Nolito are also deployed as an attack-minded trio just behind.

Kevin Vázquez will continue at right-back with Hugo Mallo still out.

Real Betis team news

Manuel Pellegrini will surely have to rotate his XI after a gruelling 120 minutes in Germany less than 72 hours ago.

Héctor Bellerín could return at right-back, in place of Youssouf Sabaly.

Elsewhere, William Carvalho, Juanmi, Diego Lainez and Borja Iglesias all came off the bench on Thursday and they could all start this one.

Nabil Fekri though won't be involved after his red card against Athletic last weekend.

Rui Silva was a surprise starter against Frankfurt but Claudio Bravo could return here.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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