Real Betis vs Celta Vigo Match Betting Preview

Real Betis welcome Celta Vigo to the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Saturday as Pepe Mel’s men look to build upon last weekend’s victory.

Real Betis Betting News

Real Betis have endured a mixed season under the management of the iconic Pepe Mel this season.

The erratic form has left Betis currently sitting in 11th place in the table. Betis can ne relatively happy with the form over the past month however, picking up seven points from the past 18 available.

Last weekend Betis travelled to Levante and won 1-0, courtesy of a 4th minute goal from Ruben Castro.

Mel will be looking to arrest a poor run of losses at home – they haven’t won at home since September 12 when they real David Moyes’ Real Sociedad 1-0.

Mel will be without an array of players including Vincenzo Rinnella (calf injury), Amto Tarek Abdel-Aziz (hamstring), and Heiko Westermann (suspended).

Celta Vigo Betting News

Celta Vigo meanwhile will hope they can build upon last weekend’s 2-1 victory at home to Sporting Gijon.

The victory at home to Gijon arrested a run of consecutive losses for Celta who only weeks previously sat atop the La Liga table.

Now Celta sit 4th on 24 points after 13 games and will hope to sustain their surprising push for Champions League football under the management of Eduardo Berizzo.

Celta travelled to Almeria on Wednesday night in the Copa Del Rey, winning 3-1 courtesy of a brace from Iago Aspas and fine goal by ex Man-Coty youngster John Guidetti.

Celta will be without Pablo Hernandez who will serve a one match suspension, while Andreu Fontas isn’t expected back until next month following recovery from an Achilles tendon injury.

Real Betis vs Celta Vigo Match Prediction

Celta will approach this match knowing victory is a prerequisite should they still harbour hopes of remaining in the Champions League qualification spots.

While Betis are capable of winning the match, their terrible run of losses at home points toward an away win for the Galician based side.

Match Betting Tip: Celta draw or win @1.34 at Bet365

: Posted in La Liga • Date: 23.12.2015