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Bet of the Day: Betis to avoid defeat against Celta in Galicia

Cian Carroll | 29 January 2018

Celta’s poor run against Seville side to continue

Real Betis travel north to face Celta Vigo at Estadio Balaidos on Monday night with the game live on Sky Sports.

Only a point separates the two sides in the table with both outfits in relatively good form over the last few weeks.

Betis are arriving on the back of two big away wins at Malaga and Sevilla. And Celta have won three of their last four, including a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid at the Balaidos.

Quique Setien’s Betis side have a decent recent record against Celta, too. The Seville outfit have won their last two meetings with the Galicians and taken four points from their last two trips north.

It’s difficult to separate these teams in terms of form and history which makes the short odds of 8/11 on Celta to win easier to take on.

The Coral Bet of the Day is the Double Chance on Real Betis at 21/20.

End-to-end

Both sides like to play attacking football. However, Betis, in particular, let in a lot of goals. In fact, Setien’s side have conceded 41 times – the third-worst in the division.

Celta have scored in nine of the 11 games at the Balaidos this season, failing only against Atletico Madrid and Villarreal.

However, Juan Carlos Unzue’s side do give away goals too failing to keep a clean sheet in seven of nine La Liga games.

This game is set up for an end-to-end style game and a few goals. Over 2.5 is short at 8/15 but Over 3.5 Goals is nicely-priced at 27/20.

Tight Affair

Celta Vigo have surprisingly only won this fixture on home turf twice since 2007. Betis seem to have a bit of a star sign over their Galician rivals.

The Seville side have won the last two games between the teams but haven’t won three-in-a-row in over 23 years.

This game looks tight with neither side a justifiably obvious favourite. The draw looks the best option here at 29/10.

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