Match: Celta Vigo vs. Real Betis Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Saturday, 16 April 2016
Start time: 21:05 GMT
The team of Celta Vigo hosts Real Betis in a match from Matchday 33 of Spanish “La Liga”. The meeting is on Saturday, April 16, from 21:05 GMT at the “Estadio de Balaidos”.
Celta is in 5th place with a total of 52 points, one ahead of Athletic Bilbao. Galicians are eight points behind fourth Villarreal so to participate in the Champions League could hardly speak. After the defeat of Real Sociedad (1: 0) and Valencia (2:0), Celta made it 1:1 with Deportivo in the Galician derby. But “Os Celeste” quickly returned to winning ways after last weekend beat Sporting Gijon 1:0 as a guest.
Hugo Mallo suffered an injury and he joined Andreu Fontàs in the infirmary. Coach Eduardo Berizzo, however, no other problems with injured or suspended players before upcoming game.
Betis desperately needed a victory over Levante last weekend and they achieve it. The Andalusian gave occasion to the delight of their fans and certainly not want to disappoint them in the upcoming match. Juan Merino’s men are nine points clear of the relegation zone before the trip to Galicia and they will try with a good result to ensure their survival in La Liga as soon as possible. Real Betis ended a run of three consecutive defeats over the weekend, but now they seek to record a victory out after losing heavily to Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid in their previous two visits.
Didier Digard is injured for this game while Jorge Molina is suspended. Rafael van der Vaart is another absentee in the team before the trip to Vigo. The Dutch playmaker has been plagued by injuries throughout the season and so failed to contribute anything to the presentation of Betis there are only seven games for “Los Beticos ” this campaign.
Both teams have very different ambitions for the rest of the season – the hosts are eyeing a place in European club competitions while the team from “Benito Villamarin” seeks to preserve his place in the elite. “Os Celeste” are on a nine-match unbeaten run at the “Estadio de Balaidos” and I expect to continue with good performance at home and to take all three points in this match.