Celta Vigo will welcome high-flying Real Betis to Estadio de Balaídos this Sunday as both sides battle for three points in the seventh round of the La Liga season.
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo)
Celta Vigo have conceded seven goals in their last two league games.
The hosts have kept three clean sheets in their last five home league games.
They are winless in their last four head-to-head meetings with Betis at the Municipal de Balaídos (D2, L2).
Real Betis have scored 2+ goals in three of their last four games in all competitions.
They haven’t conceded before half-time across their last nine away games won or drawn.
Head to head
In the last 15 meetings between both sides, Celta Vigo have three wins while Real Betis have recorded six wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Celta Vigo: L-L-W-W-L
Real Betis: W-W-W-W-L
Celta resume their La Liga campaign with a crunch clash with Real Betis.
The mood around the Abanca-Balaidos has not been great recently with just two wins from six games so far this season. Back-to-back defeats to Atletico Madrid and Valencia respectively has left Eduardo Coudet’s side in 13th place.
Los Celestes have recorded just one win in their last five meetings with Manuel Pellegrini’s side since July 2020. Celta Vigo have one of the worst defensive records in the Spanish topflight this season and Eduardo Coudet will have to find a way to shore up his rear end as his side take on one of the League’s finest.
Despite their recent struggles, Spanish veteran Iago Aspas has been a shining light in Balaidos. The striker has scored five out of the eight goals Celta Vigo have scored so far this season and once more, his teammates will be relying heavily on his skill set as they take on one of the sturdiest defenses in the division.
Possible Celta Vigo starting line-up
Agustin Marchesin; Hugo Mallo, Unai Nunez, Joseph Aidoo, Javi Galan; Renato Tapia; Fran Beltran, Gabriel Veiga, Rodriguez Arnaiz; Iago Aspas, Strand Larsen.
Doubtful: Goncalo Paciencia
Suspended: Franco Cervi
Real Betis will be looking to make it five wins in a row in all competitions with another win against Celta Vigo.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have not shown any signs of slowing down this season and have the loss to Real Madrid in game week four as the only blip on their impressive record this season. The Chilean has overseen a great turnaround in the Estadio Benito Villamarin with the mood around the club at an all-time high with great results and a trophy last season, the South American coach has written his name in the hearts of the Betis fans.
Real Betis have made an early case as title contenders with their performance this season, sitting in third place, three points behind first-placed Real Madrid. The Seville-based outfit will be keen to continue their impressive run of victories as they look to keep pace with the leaders and a win against Celta Vigo will keep their title ambitions alive.
Manuel Pellegrini has built his team with a strong defence and boasts a better defensive record than the league leaders Real Madrid.
Los Verdiblancos come into this game with momentum on their side after coming from behind to beat Girona in their last game before the International break, and Manuel Pellegrini will fancy his side’s chances of getting yet another victory.
Possible Real Betis starting line-up
Rui Silva; Youssouf Sabaly, Luís Filipe, German Pezzella, Alex Moreno; Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho; Nabil Fekir, Sergio Canales, Luis Henríquez; Borja Iglesias.
Injured: Juanmi Jimenez, Victor Camarasa
Doubtful: Victor Ruiz Torre
Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Betis