Real Betis vs Celta Vigo predictions, H2H and match preview for this Wednesday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two under pressure coaches clash.
Real Betis vs Celta Vigo Preview
This fixture last season produced a wild game that ended 3-3 with chances galore at both ends of the pitch. This time around, it promises to be a lot more tense with huge pressure building on both coaches following poor starts to the season.
Purely because he was a summer appointment, Rubi will perhaps be given a bit more time to turn things around at Betis. His predecessor Quique Setien became extremely unpopular with the fans towards the end of his reign but the quality of football his team was producing was far higher than what they’ve shown so far under Rubi. Betis have La Liga’s worst defensive record with 2 goals per game conceded and their latest setback came via a 1-0 defeat against Andalusian rivals Granada on Sunday.
Celta were also on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline at the weekend. Real Sociedad left Balaidos with maximum points and Fran Escriba is clinging on to his job by the skin of his teeth. The club are rumoured to be lining up Abelardo as his successor and another defeat here could be the final straw given Celta would drop into the relegation zone if they lose it.
Betis at least have some players who should be fresh to bring in for this game. Borja Iglesias, Joaquin and Marc Bartra were all only on the bench at Granada but could earn recalls. Celta have less options and an average of just 0.5 goals per game this season is testament to systemic problems in their side right now.
Real Betis vs Celta Vigo Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Betis
Neither side is playing well but in a midweek game, Betis’ ability to bring in some fresh legs and players of the quality of Iglesias and Joaquin could be decisive. They look much better going forward than Celta and while their leaky defence is a concern, the Galicians don’t exactly look well equipped to take advantage right now.
Real Betis vs Celta Vigo H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Betis Wins, 1 Celta Win, 2 Draws.
- This fixture last year produced a remarkable 3-3 draw.
- 3 of the last 6 meetings have produced 5+ goals.
- All of the last 5 meetings in Seville have seen both teams score.
Predicted Line Ups
Real Betis Team:
Robles – Moreno, Bartra, Mandi, Emerson – Fekir, Guardado, Canales, Joaquin – Loren, Iglesias (4-4-2)
Ruben – Mallo, Aidoo, Saenz, Olaza – Rafinha, Okay, Lobotka, Suarez – Mina, Aspas (4-4-2)