Sevilla v Celta Vigo Betting: Defence to prove visitors' undoing

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The hosts remain extremely strong in their own stadium and with their opponents likely to have their minds elsewhere, we are backing a home win

Celta Vigo are looking forward to their first ever European semi-final next week against Manchester United and for a proud club with a large fanbase, the prospect of a first-ever piece of major silverware has exhilarated the city.

The Europa League, of course, has been won by Sevilla for the last three years, yet the Andalusians are now focused on securing Champions League football next season with third place and automatic passage to the group stage, still not beyond Jorge Sampaoli's side.

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Despite a dip in form Sevilla have remained strong at home, with Barcelona the only side capable of recording a win at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan in 16 league games this season. Betfair price the hosts at 9/25 (1.36) while Celta can be backed at 8/1 (9.00) and the draw is priced at 9/2 (5.50)

Earlier this season Sevilla visited Vigo and came away with a 3-0 win, and with Celta perhaps focussed on their forthcoming European showdown another win for  the Andalusians looks on the cards.

Two angles for backing Sampaoli's side come to mind with Sevilla half time/full time offered at 19/20 (1.95) and Sevilla -1 available at 9/10 (1.90). Of the two, the half time/full time option appeals with this selection paying out in five of Sevilla's last six home league victories.

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Celta are a side who can excite when at their best going forward, yet they remain vulnerable at the back with only five teams conceding more than goals than them in the Primera Liga.

Away from home, Celta have the worst defence in the top half of the table, with their total of 29 goals conceded as many as relegation-threatened Leganes have let in on their travels. Sevilla should have enough to continue their excellent home record against a distracted Celta side with an unreliable defence. 

Sevilla to be winning at half time/full time at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2pt stake with Betfair Sportsbook