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Betis v Celtic Betting Tips [16 September 2021]

Football - Europa League

16 September 2021 12:45

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The match

Celtic begin a challenging UEFA Europa League campaign with a game to Real Betis on Thursday evening. The group stage draw placed the Bhoys in a competitive UEL bracket also featuring Bayer Leverkusen and Ferencvaros. While Celtic have enjoyed big wins in this competition in recent seasons, a trip to the Estadio Benito Villamarín will test them. They face a Betis side managed by former Man City and Real Madrid boss Manuel Pellegrini, who guided them to a sixth-place finish in La Liga last season. Betis have gotten off to a slower start this time around, winning only one of their opening four league matches. However, the first win was perfectly timed from a UEL perspective, coming on the Monday night before their opening European fixture. Sergio Canales scored a wonderful solo goal in that 2-1 at Granada. The midfield maestro is one of many gifted players in a squad that also includes Nabil Fekir and William Carvalho. This array of midfield gems has propelled Betis into the top five charts of passing and possession stats in the Spanish top tier. We expect them to dominate the ball against their Scottish opponents.

Celtic beat AZ Alkmaar on aggregate to reach this stage of the competition but lost the second leg, which was away from home. It was typical of a team that often struggles on the road, losing four of their previous five away games before this encounter. Celtic have played 16 times away to Spanish opposition and never won, losing on 13 occasions. We don't see them breaking their duck against a Betis side that only lost four of their 19 La Liga home games last season. Back a home win.  

Key Statistics

  • Celtic have never won away to Spanish opposition, losing 13 of their 16 away games.
  • Real Betis were unbeaten in 15 of their 19 home La Liga games last season.
  • Celtic have lost four of their last five away matches in all competitions.

The bet of our experts

We believe that Celtic's away troubles will carry on when they take to the field in Andalusia. Bet on a Betis victory.
Created on 14/09/2021 at 12:09
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