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Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

11:48 GMT 21/01/2018
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Goals have been almost guaranteed in matches involving these two sides this season and we are backing a high scoring first half in the Basque Country

Two of La Liga's most entertaining sides meet in San Sebastian on Sunday evening as Celta Vigo visit Real Sociedad in a game which should bring plenty of goals.

La Real's Anoeta stadium has seen more goals this season than any other ground in the Spanish top flight, while only Barcelona have scored more away goals this term than Celta.

Match odds

Last week saw Real Sociedad produce a brilliant first half performance to race into a 2-0 lead against Barcelona only to be pegged back and lose the game 4-2, meaning the Basques have only won three of their ten home league matches this term; despite that, they are still priced at 5/6 (1.83) to pick up three points.

Celta, who have won more games on the road than they have at home, are priced at 29/10 (3.90), and the draw can be backed at 3/1 (4.00)

Team news 

First choice centre-back Iñigo Martinez remains out injured for Real Sociedad, who also have full-backs Carlos Martinez and Alberto De La Bella sidelined. Celta have no injury concerns ahead of the trip to Basque Country.

Another high scoring game at Anoeta

The statistics point to plenty of goals being scored in San Sebastian once more, with La Real's record in their own stadium almost guaranteeing a high-scoring encounter.

Only runaway leaders Barcelona have scored more home goals than Eusebio Sacristan's side, yet no team in the Spanish top flight have conceded more goals in their own stadium; added to this is the fact that Celta have the second-best scoring record on the road in La Liga, and also boast the division's most prolific Spaniard in former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas - who has netted 11 times.

Tips and predictions

Over 2.5 goals is offered at just 61/100 (1.61) but perhaps a better way of investing in a high scoring match in backing both teams to score in the first half at 7/2 (4.50).

La Real have netted in the first half of eight of their ten home league matches, while Celta have scored first half goals in seven of their ten away games. 

Both teams to score in the first half at 7/2 (4.50) for a 1pt stake with Betfair