Real Betis 3-4 Celta Vigo – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 market first. The favourite for this game was Real Betis who although had more of the play and better chances, they managed the game poorly and were behind several times. The improving Celta Vigo won @ 3.70, an undeserved but hard-fought and hard-earned three points.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Celta Vigo rewarded their backers with a +0.25 start @1.83, meaning punters that had faith in them to get the three points collected a full win. In truth, they were fortunate to get the victory, but a draw would have been fairest and seen backers collect a half-win profit.
Looking at The Under/Over betting last of all, where the market wrongly anticipated a tight and low-scoring affair. The line dropped down from 2.5 to 2 goals. This downward move was, mentioned in the preview, a little surprising. This is because traditionally these two are viewed as entertaining footballing clubs, and they most certainly lived up to those expectations in this match. Over 2 was the way to go and won easily @ 1.88 well before the break.
In a highly entertaining match which could easily have gone either way, the more effective Celta Vigo snatched an epic 4-3 away win in Seville. Fair score 3-3.
Celta Vigo got a huge boost to not only their La Liga survival aspirations but their hopes of a top-table finish with a morale-boosting 4-3 win over 10-man Real Betis.
The home side was the better side during the first period but never had control and managed the game badly, seemingly not respecting their lowly opponent.
After a slow start to the second half which saw them go 2-4 down, Betis could never come back and slumped to a disappointing loss.
The result left Manuel Pellegrini’s side without a league victory in their last five matches at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.
The result is perhaps not so surprising when considering that Carlos Carvalhal’s side has now lost only one of their last 10 matches in all competitions.
Jørgen Strand Larsen stunned the hosts early on with a goal against the run of play, a theme which set the tone for the game as Betis had the ball. The striker’s fantastic volley from a cross on the right by Carles Pérez made it 0-1.
That lead lasted barely a few minutes when Juanmi punished indecisive defending to make it level at 1-1
Betis then took the lead with the run of play by a sumptuous move, which resulted in Sergio Canales sliding in a perfect finish for 2-1.
An open first half took yet another twist when Celta man of the match Gabri Veiga levelled the scores shortly before the break.
The clinical finishing continued after the restart when Celta went in front for the second time. Iago Aspas slid a pass into Strand who then set up Veiga to make it 2-3.
The host then totally dominated and pressed in search of an equaliser, despite the pressure it was the Galicians who scored again. from a set piece, the mobile centre-back Joseph Aidoo headed past Silva’s dive to give the visitors an undeserved two-goal cushion.
Aspas nearly added a fifth goal for Celta which would have been cruel, but for Bono’s fine save.
Abner Vinícius missed a huge opportunity to make it 3-4, but the Brazilian played a big role in a penalty being given after a VAR review not long after. Starman Fekir dispatched the penalty which led to more drama in this incredible encounter.
Betis pushed hard but then Luiz Felipe received a straight red card for charging into the back of Aspas, proving it was not to be the night for the Andalusians.