Real Betis Vs Celtic Betting Tip: Both To Score – 16 September 2021

Bhoys to extend rich scoring run in Europa League

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Spain Real Betis Vs Celtic Scotland

Thursday 16 September, 2021 – 17:45 (BST)
UEFA Europa League
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 4/5
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 14 September 2021)

Preview: After failing to make it out of their group last season, Celtic will hope for a better return in 2021/22. The Scottish side take on Real Betis in their opening game of Group G before meetings with Bayer Leverkusen and Ferencvaros.

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Real Betis – History suggests hosts unlikely to be beaten?

Spanish side Real Betis are back for a third tilt at the Europa League, and first since 2018/19, where they will be bidding to maintain the club’s perfect qualifying record at the group stage. In fact, Los Verdiblancos have only sustained the one loss across their twelve group outings in the competition (W5 D6). Remaining unbeaten here in Seville prior to the knockout rounds, with three wins and as many draws.

AC Milan were the last, and so far only, visiting team to net away to Real Betis during group play, recording an impressive five clean sheets across six such matches. With a reasonably solid defensive return of three conceded from four matches (W1 D2 L1) early into the 2021/22 La Liga season, Manuel Pellegrini’s charges should once again make for formidable opposition inside Benito Villamarin stadium.

Key Stat: Real Betis are without a clean sheet after four competitive games this season, conceding exactly one goal in each outing.


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Celtic – Bhoys all adrift on their travels?

An eighth Europa League group campaign awaits Celtic after last season’s Scottish Premiership runners-up overcame Dutch opponents in the shape of AZ Alkmaar in the final qualifying round. In 2020/21 they were handed a daunting assignment in arguably the strongest section, returning four points – only one coming on the road (D1 L2, GF5 GA10) – as they came in last behind AC Milan, Lille and Sparta Prague.

The Bhoys were especially vulnerable on their travels last time around, allowing their opponents ten goals in all (3.33 per game). A trend new manager Ange Postecoglu has so far not been successful in addressing having seen his side concede in all five competitive away games in 2021/22, including two in all three European qualifiers. Ominous stuff then, as they set about achieving a maiden win in Spain (D3 L13).

Key Stat: Both teams found the net in all six Europa League group contests for Celtic in 2020/21, with these matches seeing on average 4.8 goals.

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Real Betis Vs Celtic Betting Advice

The writing seems on the wall for Celtic as far as this opening contest goes. The Scottish outfit have never managed to secure victory when playing away to Spanish opposition in sixteen attempts, losing all but three, and now face a Real Betis side which, for all their lack of experience, with this just their third Europa League campaign, are unbeaten in six group stage home games in this competition.


Real Betis Vs Celtic – Key Facts:

  • Thursday’s encounter inside the Benito Villamarin will represent these side’s first against each other. Celtic are winless in 16 (D3 L13) away to Spanish opposition, however.
  • Real Betis are returning to the competition for the first time since 2018/19. All six Celtic group games in 2021/22, meanwhile, featured four or more goals and both teams scoring.
  • Clean sheets have been a rarity so far this season. Real Betis conceding in all four La Liga games and Celtic in all six competitive away matches.


Real Betis boast an incredible record of having only conceded once across six previous home Europa League group games. But this will be tested on Thursday by a Celtic team that has plundered at least one goal in all of their past fifteen contests in the competition. Unsurprisingly, the latter’s matches last time around were very entertaining – all six went Over 3.5 and featured both teams scoring.

Best Betting Odds – Real Betis Vs Celtic

Real Betis – 7/10 (BetVictor)
Draw – 3/1 (BetFred)
Celtic – 15/4 (PaddyPower)