Genk v Celta Vigo Betting: Spaniards to get the goods in Belgium

Theo Bongonda Celta Vigo
The La Liga side hold the advantage from the first leg and we think they can net at least twice as they look for a place in the semi-finals

Last week's first leg at Estadio Balaidos saw Genk keep up their record of scoring in every game they have played in the Europa League so far this season.

Our selection of both teams to score comfortably paid out in a 3-2 win for Celta, yet the Belgian side will feel they have a decent chance of making it through to the last four of the competition.

They will have to try and keep a lively Celta forward line quiet however, which is no easy task and even with practically their entire first eleven rested at the weekend, the Galicians managed to put three goals past Granada in La Liga.

John Guidetti Celta Genk Europa League.

Paddy Power cannot split the sides on the night at the Luminus Arena with both Genk and Celta offered at 8/5 (2.60) to win in 90 minutes while the draw can be backed at 12/5 (3.60).

Both teams to score which once more looks like a tempting option is priced at more realistic odds of 8/15 (1.53) this week making it less appealing, although it is hard to envisage either side keeping a clean sheet.

This season, backing over 2.5 goals in Celta's La Liga matches has generally proved profitable with their league matches averaging 3.19 goals, and the price of 8/13 (1.62) is available for investing in at least three goals to be scored on Thursday night.

GFX Genk Celta Vigo betting

Perhaps a smarter way to back a high scoring match however is to invest in Celta to score over 1.5 goals at evens (2.00). This selection has paid out seven times in the Europa League this season, while domestically Celta's total of 48 goals scored is only bettered by five teams in La Liga.

This is a side full of attacking potential and boasting the top scoring Spanish striker in Spain this season in Iago Aspas, and they are more than capable of heading to Belgium and netting twice. 

Celta to score over 1.5 goals at evens (2.00) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power