Celta Vigo return to La Liga action this Saturday as they welcome Real Betis to the Estadio de Balaídos in their round 34 game of the season.
The hosts currently sitting on 34 points will be looking to return to winning ways after their last outing ended in an embarrassing 5:1 loss to fellow strugglers Mallorca. They will be looking to regain their post-COVID-19 mini-form that saw them go four matches unbeaten in the league.
Betis meanwhile are on a poor form run of form having taken just one win in the six games they have played since the league’s restart (D1, L4). A win here could turn their season around and give Alexis Trujillo some breathing space.
Oscar Garcia’s will be without Fran Beltran for this game, while David Junca is still out with a shoulder injury. Sergio Alvarez remains out while Denis Suarez is expected to miss this clash with a muscle injury.
Only Nabil Fekir will be missing through suspension for Real Betis heading into this tie.
Head to head
In the last five meeting between both teams, both teams have shared two wins apiece sandwiched between a 1:1 draw.
Celta Vigo head into this tie with an impressive home record with only one loss in the seven home matches they have played at home this year (W3, D3).
They head into this game with two wins, two draws and two losses in their last six games since the restart. They are primed to score in this tie, having scored in six of their last eight games.
Their last home game saw them battle Barca to a draw after falling behind at half time. Oscar Garcia’s boys have outscored their respective opponents after the first period in four of their last five league games at home.
Betis meanwhile are slow starters and might find it difficult to score in the first half with their last five away games, seeing no first-half goals for the visitors. In fact, they have opened the scoring in only five of their 17 away games this season.
Meanwhile, the visitors have won only one away game where they have conceded first. They also possess one of the worst recent away records in the league with their last eight away games failing to produce a single win (D3, L5). In that period, they scored just five times, failing to score in four of those games.
Also, their most recent away outing saw them concede four times against Levante—two apiece in the first and second-half.
Celta to win both half @ 27/10
Both teams to score/No @ 11/10
Under 3.5 Goals @ 3/10