Betting. Celta Vigo vs Villarreal [12.03.17] : a high-quality performance at Balaidos

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Betting. Celta Vigo vs Villarreal [12.03.17] : a high-quality performance at Balaidos

La Liga

Matchweek 27


Bet: Total Goals over 2

Despite some optimistic preseason sports betting predictions, Celta Vigo sit in the middle of the Primera table – 10 points behind the top-6. The last 3 La Liga fixture appeared to be quite difficult for Celestes as they drew with Espanyol and Sporting and were thrashed by Barcelona. In addition they wasted an incredible chance to get to the Copa del Rey final as they were beaten by a newly promoted Alaves. However, Celta managed to get past Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League round of 32 which was a surprise for the betting markets.

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Villarreal have been alternating ups and downs, demonstrating inconsistent performances this season. But as the betting experts predicted, they still sit in the top-6 with 4-point deficit from the Champions League zone. After being blown away by Roma (0-4) in the Europa League round of 32, the Yellow Submarine got back on track with 4 wins in the last 5 matches in all competitions. The sports betting  advisors notice that besides the wins over Sociedad, Osasuna and Espanyol, Villarreal also managed to make a stand against Real Madrid, although they failed to get any points (2-3).

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While choosing a bet it’s worth keeping in mind the fact that Celta are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 home games. At the same time Villarreal haven’t tasted the frustration of defeat on the road since the early January – they’re unbeaten in their last 5 away games. The betting experts pay attention to the fact that Celestes have been very strong at home as they have only one loss in their last 10 head-to-head encounters with Villarreal. However, in the last 4 La Liga head-to-head meetings at Balaidos the Yellow Submarine managed to get one win and to hold Celta to 3 draws.

The bookmakers are quite cautious with identifying the favorites: Celta – 2,80, Draw – 3,20, Villarreal – 2,70. In this case it is worth backing the Draw. Besides, regardless the results of their recent head-to-head encounters at Balaidos, which were not always rich on goals, it is recommended to bet on “Both Teams to Score” (1,97) as the teams do have a goal-scoring power. Apart from that, you may choose one of the teams to bet either on “Total Goals by Home Team over 1” (1,81), or “Total Goals by Away Team over 1” (1,78). The option “Total Goals over 2” (1,69) is also worth your attention.