Prediction for Real Betis vs Celtic: Bhoys can find net on Spanish mission
Celtic can break new boundaries on Thursday night by winning their first ever competitive match in Spain.
Celtic have secured seven victories against Spanish opposition, but none have been on Spanish soil, indeed of the 16 matches the Hoops have played in Spain, they have managed just three draws. They have lost on their last seven trips to Spain.
Even more concerning is the fact that Celtic have scored just five goals away to Spanish opponents, drawing a blank on 11 occasions.
However, all is not lost. Celtic's opponents on Thursday night are hardly renowned for keeping clean sheets. They haven't managed one in five La Liga matches this season and no team in the top six of Spain's domestic league conceded more goals at home or away last term.
Celtic should get chances, and they need to take them. However, we are dealing with a side that has scored 31 times already this term and the 1-0 Old Firm derby defeat is the only one of 12 matches in which they haven't found the net.
We don't need to concern ourselves with how this game may go in terms of outright result but we can back both teams to score (yes) at 10/13 with Grosvenor Sport, which makes perfect sense given the profiles of the sides involved.
Football Betting Tip
Real Betis vs Celtic odds
Real Betis 7/10
*odds subject to change
Head to Head
These sides have never met before, indeed Betis have never faced Scottish opponents in their ten previous European competitions.