Real Betis vs Celta Vigo Prediction: La Liga Match on 02.01.2022
After their 4-match winning streak was ended in the 3-2 defeat to Athletic Bilbao, Real Betis will be itching to get back to winning ways in La Liga when they welcome Celta Vigo on Sunday at 18:30 GMT.
Can Real Betis Get Back to Winning Ways?
After 4 straight wins in La Liga move them to 3rd on the table, the disappointing 3-2 defeat at the hands of Athletic Bilbao halted the momentum built up by Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
The focus of the Betis squad will be bouncing back immediately by winning their home game against Celta Vigo.
Can Celta Vigo gain the Consistency They Need to Move Away From the Relegation Struggle?
Hovering 5 points from the drop zone, Eduardo Coudet’s side need to start collecting points consistently in La Liga to move away from the danger of the drop.
Their stop-start form has seen the slide towards a relegation battle and on the fringes of the safe mid-table.
Eduardo Coudet will focus on claiming a major scalp against one of the in-form sides of La Liga when they face Betis on Sunday.
Betis have hauled 12 points out of the available 18 in the last 6 rounds of fixtures in La Liga. This run includes 4 wins and two losses.
This impressive run is only bettered by real Madrid’s haul of 16 points in the same run of fixtures.
Celta Vigo’s record in the last 6 rounds of fixtures comprises 2 wins, 3 draws, and 1 defeat.
Eduardo Coudet’s side have amassed 9 points and dropped 9 in this run. This sequence of fixtures highlights the fact that Celta are hard to beat, with the only defeat in this run being the 2-1 reverse against the in-form Valencia.
Pellegrini will have all his squad members available for in the clash against Celta Vigo. This will come as a boost to Betis because La Liga is accelerating into the New Year, and the manager will need to utilize the whole squad.
Eduardo Coudet will have the full complement of his squad available for selection for Sunday’s clash with Real Betis.
Possible Starting Lineups
- Silva; A. Moreno, V. Ruiz, M. Bartra, H. Bellerin; W. Carvalho, G. Rodriguez; Juanmi, N. Fekir, S. Canales; Willian Jose
- Dituro; H. Mallo, J. Aidoo, N. Araujo, J. Galan; R. Tapia; B. Mendez, F. Beltran, F. Cervi; I. Aspas, S. Mina
Players to Watch
Pellegrini will focus on keeping Juanmi happy and confortable ahead of the match against Celta Vigo given his important for the Real Betis side. Juanmi is responsible for 13 goals and 1 assist in 20 appearances this season. He will be crucial again for Betis to regain their winning form against Celta.
The Spanish striker has struck 8 goals and grabbed 2 assist for Celta Vigo in 17 appearances.
His partnership with Mina is crucial for Celta Vigo’s chances of moving away from the relegation fight. Aspas will be crucial for Celta’s chances of taking something from the Betis clash.
Pellegrini’s side are in good form and have loads of confidence from their recent run. Celta Vigo’s stop-start form in La Liga does not stand them in good stead. Real Betis will be the favorites to take 3 points from this clash.
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