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The hosts are a little unpredictable but can usually be relied upon for goals and our tipster backing at least three to be scored when the Eredivisie side visit northern Spain

Having won four matches in a row in all competitions, Celta Vigo were suprisingly overwhelmed by Villarreal on Sunday evening, losing 5-0 at El Madrigal.

Celta, of course, had put four past Barcelona in a memorable win in their previous game, yet their defensive frailties were exposed at the weekend and manager Enrique Berizzo will be hoping for a more balanced performance against Ajax on Thursday.

So far in the Europa League, Berizzo has made a few changes to his side in their games against Standard Liege and Panathinaikos while still fielding a competitive line-up and the same can be expected for the visit of the Dutch giants.

Ajax, meanwhile, are on a nine-match winning run across all comeptitions and have claimed victories in both of their Europa League games so far. bet365 offer the visitors at 14/5 (3.80) to keep their victorious run going, while Celta are offered at 11/10 (2.10) and the draw can be backed at 5/2 (3.50)

There is plenty to make us think that there should be goals in the game. Ajax have netted 16 times in their last five games while Celta have scored eight times in their last three matches at the Estadio Balaidos.

Both teams to score is offered at 3/4 (1.75), while over 2.5 goals is priced at a tempting 19/20 (1.95) and both selections should be profitable for punters.

Celta have conceded in seven of their 11 matches so far this term and in their last two games La Celeste have let in a total of eight goals. Ajax, for their part, have netted two or more goals in six of their last seven matches and the statistics back up our assertion that this should be a match with at least three goals in it.

Over 2.5 goals at 19/20 (1.95) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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