The 2020-21 edition of La Liga is back in action with a set of important matches this weekend as Real Betis take on Celta Vigo at the Balaidos Stadium on Saturday. Both teams have been impressive in recent weeks and will want to win this game.
Real Betis are in sixth place in the La Liga standings at the moment and have exceeded expectations this season. The Andalusians edged SD Huesca to a 1-0 victory in their previous game and will be confident ahead of this match.
Celta Vigo, on the other hand, have been a resurgent force over the past month and are in eighth place in the league table. The Galician giants stunned Barcelona with a 2-1 victory last weekend and will want a similar result from this fixture.
Celta Vigo vs Real Betis Head-to-Head
Real Betis have a good record against Celta Vigo and have won eight games out of a total of 21 matches played between the two teams. Celta Vigo have managed only four victories against Real Betis and will need to be at their best this weekend.
The reverse fixture between the two Spanish sides took place earlier this year and ended in a 2-1 victory for Real Betis. Sergio Canales scored both goals for his side on the day and will have to play a pivotal role in this fixture.
Celta Vigo form guide in La Liga: W-W-W-W-W
Real Betis form guide in La Liga: W-D-W-D-D
Celta Vigo vs Real Betis Team News
Emre Mor, Jeison Murillo, Sergio Alvarez, and Ruben Blanco are injured at the moment and have been ruled out of this match. Renato Tapia, Hugo Mallo, and Joseph Aidoo are carrying niggles and might not feature in this game.
Injured: Emre Mor, Sergio Alvarez, Ruben Blanco, Jeison Murillo, Jose Manuel Fontan
Doubtful: Renato Tapia, Hugo Mallo, Joseph Aidoo
Victor Camarasa and Dani Martin are injured at the moment and have been ruled out this week. Paul Akouokou is also a carrying knock and is unlikely to be risked in this fixture.
Injured: Victor Camarasa, Dani Martin
Doubtful: Paul Akouokou
Celta Vigo vs Real Betis Predicted XI
Celta Vigo Predicted XI (4-1-3-2): Ivan Villar; Aaron Martin, Carlos Dominguez, Joseph Aidoo, Kevin Vazquez; Fran Beltran; Denis Suarez, Nolito, Brais Mendez; Santi Mina, Iago Aspas
Real Betis Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Claudio Bravo; Juan Miranda, Victor Ruiz, Marc Bartra, Emerson; Andres Guardado, Guido Rodriguez; Sergio Canales, Nabil Fekir, Aitor Ruibal; Borja Iglesias
Celta Vigo vs Real Betis Prediction
Celta Vigo have impressive players in their ranks and have managed to overcome their early-season struggles in recent weeks. Santi Mina brought Barcelona's title hopes to a definitive end last week and will want to add to his goal tally this weekend.
Real Betis have shown tremendous improvement under Manuel Pellegrini this year and will be intent on a top-six finish this season. Both teams are on a fairly even footing at the moment and are likely to share the spoils in this fixture.
Prediction: Celta Vigo 2-2 Real Betis
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