Celta Vigo vs Betis Prediction, 5/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Betis
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (+162) Betis (+140)
Sergio Canales and Real Betis (16-10-11, 6th in La Liga) go to Estadio de Balaídos on Saturday where they'll meet Celta de Vigo (14-11-12, 8th in La Liga). The expected starting goalies will be Ivan Villar for Celta de Vigo and Claudio Bravo for Real Betis. The moneyline on this matchup has Celta de Vigo coming in at +162 and the Green and Whites are at +140. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
Celta Vigo took the field against Barcelona in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 86.2% received passes percentage by connecting on 356 of the 413 pass targets last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Celta Vigo walked away from the pitch at a 100.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 4 total shots. Celta Vigo has an average of 1.43 g/90 (53 total goals) and have accumulated 38 assists in all games this year.
Nolito is a player who should be able to impact this match for Celta Vigo. He has totaled 54 assists while earning 57 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Nolito has been given a starting assignment in 223 games so far in his career and he scores 0.39 goals per 90. The forward representing Spain has accumulated 87 goals scored in 20,022 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Iago Aspas, the forward born in Spain. Aspas has 23,239 mins during 264 starts and has been handed 67 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 52 times so far in his career and he has scored 143 total goals. He currently averages 0.55 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Celta Vigo is Ivan Villar. Villar has been on the pitch for a total of 2,061 mins and has accumulated 54 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.5 (35 goals given up) and his save % is 64.7%. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has seen 85 shots attempted against him in 22 starting assignments. Villar (7-6-9 mark in his career) has accumulated 6 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.3% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Betis finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Eibar. Betis ended the game with a 77.8% successful dribble rate by converting 14 out of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 237 of the 353 passes they tried earning a percentage of 67.1%. Betis had 4 shots tried out of the team's 9 shots tried which had them sitting at a 44.4% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 47 goals and 34 assists in all their games, Betis has an average of 1.27 goals and 0.92 assists per 90 min.
Sergio Canales should provide solid play for Betis. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 218 matches so far in his career. The forward who is from Spain has been on the pitch for 19,709 professional minutes while scoring 40 goals. He has earned 36 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 37 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Borja Iglesias, the forward representing Spain. Iglesias has been given 17 yellow cards in 9,775 minutes played (109 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.48. He has totaled 52 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 11 different times.
Claudio Bravo will be looking after the goal for Betis. Bravo has accumulated 123 shutouts and has seen 1,429 shots against him in 31,064 minutes in his career. He has a save percentage of 72.9 and his clean sheet rate sits at 35.7%. He has allowed 1.13 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 171-79-94. So far in his career, Bravo has conceded 390 goals and has earned 1,042 stops in 345 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Betis (+140)
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