Midweek, Real Betis missed a great opportunity to climb to La Liga top four. Nevertheless, Los Verdiblancos are only three points behind Atletico Madrid, the team sitting in fourth place. That means that a victory over Celta de Vigo will keep them in the race.
As for Los Celestes, a defeat could send them back to the relegation zone. That should be enough for them to go all-in right from the start looking for the stunner, just like they did last season at Benito Villamarin. This time they’re offering a +250 price in the sportsbook to win straight up.
Let’s check the latest La Liga news, stats, injury reports, and La Liga lines for Real Betis vs Celta Vigo. We’ve got plenty of La Liga picks for you to consider.
Real Betis: Home Sweet Home
Real Betis currently sits in sixth place thanks to a 9-4-6 record. Five of those victories were at home, while four losses were on the road. Plus, it scored in all home games but one and finished with a clean sheet four times.
Most recently, Real Betis lost 2-1 to Barcelona on Wednesday, which was expected considering that Los Azulgranas are atop the standings and have scored more goals than any other team in La Liga. I hope you followed our recommendation of wagering on the over.
Los Verdiblancos own the third-best defense in the tournament, allowing only 16 goals in 19 games. On the other hand, they’ve scored 21, with Borja Iglesias as the top scorer with nine. He’s followed by Juanmi Jimenez with two, so yes, Iglesias is one of the main reasons for you to consider including the home side in your soccer picks, especially at +120.
William Carvalho won’t be able to play after being sent off during the match against Barcelona. That opens the door for veteran Andres Guardado to return to the starting lineup, and if he wants to remain a starter, he must play the match of his life.
Celta Vigo: One Step at a Time
After a very rocky start, Celta de Vigo is finally regaining some confidence. Los Celestes are currently sitting in 16th place after only losing one of their last five matches.
On Sunday, they defeated Athletic Club 1-0, with Iago Aspas as the scorer. The defense also deserves a lot of credit for that victory after not even allowing a shot on target. That’s why Celta Vigo ended up winning despite losing possession.
Aspas has scored nine goals as well, meaning we’ll have a clash of the titans between two strikers in the race to win the Golden Boot. The difference is that Aspas has had a bit more help since Gabri Veiga has scored four goals.
Los Celestes, who won 2-0 the last time they visited Betis, come in as the betting online underdogs and are 2-1-6 when playing on the road. If they truly want to avoid relegation, that has to change as soon as possible.
Real Betis vs Celta de Vigo Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 81
- Real Betis Victories: 32 (97 goals)
- Celta de Vigo Victories: 26 (103 goals)
- Draws: 23
These two already met in the 2022-23 season, where Celta de Vigo managed a 1-0 win back in October. Gabri Veiga scored the winning goal only nine minutes into the game. Los Celestes played with one more player from minute 20 after Luiz Felipe was sent off.
We’re talking about a very even series. Los Verdiblancos own a 4-3-3 record in their last 10 meetings. Curiously enough, both scored exactly 14 goals during that span.
Real Betis vs Celta de Vigo Match Information
- Match: Real Betis vs Celta Vigo
- Date/Time:Saturday, Feb. 4th, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Benito Villamarin, Seville
- Real Betis vs Celta de Vigo Live Stream: fuboTV
Real Betis vs Celta de Vigo Betting Lines
Real Betis vs Celta de Vigo Picks and Prediction
I really admire Aspas. In fact, I think it was unfair that Spain’s head coach Luis Enrique left him out of the team for the 2022 World Cup. Nevertheless, Real Betis is a well-balanced squad, will be playing at home and is eager to return to the winning column. Aspas and company will put up a good fight, but it won’t be enough to pull off the stunner. Besides, Los Verdiblancos at +120 is too good a deal not to include in your soccer betting ticket.
The Betis are listed at +120 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Betis, you have a chance to win $120. The Vigo are +255, offering a chance to win $255 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Betis a 45.45% chance to win, with Vigo at 28.17%.