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Celta Vigo v Genk Betting: Both teams fully capable of goals

12:05 EAT 13/04/2017
Iago Aspas Celta
The Belgians boast an excellent scoring record in the Europa League this season and we think they can score once more when they visit the city of Vigo

The Europa League is a competition that Spanish clubs have dominated this decade, yet this season La Liga boasts a solitary representative in the last eight.

Celta Vigo are the only club left flying the flag for Spain and the team from the north west corner of the Iberian peninsular will fancy their chances of progression to the semi finals against Genk.

The Belgians have surprised many by making it through to the latter stages of the tournament, and given some of the other sides left, they too will be feeling that the draw has been kind to them. Celta nevertheless remain favorites to make the semis with Betfair offering them at 7/25 (1.28) to do so and at 4/7 (1.57) to claim a first leg lead.

Meanwhile, Genk can be backed at 7/2 (3.50) to qualify for the next round and at 11/2 (6.50) for a win at the Estadio Balaidos. 

As wins over Barcelona and Real Madrid have shown this season, on their day Celta can compete with anyone yet while they can be thrilling going forward, defensively they remain vulnerable. Only five teams have conceded more goals than them in La Liga this term, while in the Europa League they have kept just one clean sheet in their five home matches.

Both teams to score at 19/20 (1.95) is therefore well worthy of consideration, with Genk finding the back of the net in all 10 matches they have contested in the Europa League so far (not including the qualifying rounds).

In the goalscorers market, Iago Aspas is offered at 21/20 (2.05) to score at anytime for Celta and 9/2 (4.50) to open the scoring, with the former Liverpool forward in fine form. Aspas is the top scoring Spaniard in La Liga this term with 16 strikes, of which seven have broken the deadlock, while in the Europa League he has four goals in five starts. 

Both teams to score at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2pt stake with Betfair Sportsbook