Celta Vigo – Espanyol : Preview & Prediction
The Santander League continues and this Sunday afternoon they will play Celta and Espanyol in Balaídos. In the previous one, Unzué’s side started as a favorite for the field factor and for not losing their last two games at home. However, we believe that a draw would be a more fair result, as the Catalans are uncomfortable to overcome as visitors thanks to their dapper style.
The Galicians have improved their numbers and their performance, but they still need to be able to sneak into the next Europa League. Their main struggle is to maintain regularity and not be so irregular in defense. They have a more than interesting attack, which is allowing them to sustain their campaign. They come from losing 2-1 to Alavés, staying with 31 units in total. With this defeat, they cut a streak of 3 consecutive wins in the League.
Acting as a local in Balaídos, Celta has added 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats, scoring 16 goals and conceding 14 on his fence. His last duels at home have been the following: Defeat 0-1 against Villarreal, draw 2-2 with Real Madrid and victory 3-2 against Leganés.
The season of the “parakeets” is negative because they can not add positive results constantly. Luckily for his interests, he is still relatively far from the direct descent, having to add up not to commit to this issue. Despite his imbalance between lines, he has good players on his team. They come to equal 1-1 against Barcelona in the Catalan classic, reaching to register 25 units in total. They need to break the streak of 4 games without winning that lead (1 draw, 2 losses and equality against the Catalans).
Playing as a visitor, Espanyol has won only 1 game in 10 starts, equaling another 4 and losing the remaining 5 that he played in this condition (8 goals scored and 18 received in his goal).
The last duel held by Galicians and Catalans was in the first round, which ended up being favorable for Espanyol by winning 2-1. Of course, the “parakeets” do not win in Balaídos since the distant 2007 when they did it by 0-2. From there, in more, there have been 3 wins Celta and 4 draws. The last one was in March 2017 (2-2).
For betting houses, Celta starts as a favorite to win this duel. However, it remains an unbalanced set that scores and yields goals with ease in its field. Considering this, we believe that the process will be more fought than expected, being feasible that the final result is an equality. Remember that Galicians are not reliable in Balaídos, costing them to defend well before their people. Paints to be a duel even for the competitive style of the Catalans, who have recorded adjusted results in their last outings (draw 2-2 with Las Palmas after winning 0-2 partially, victory 0-1 against Málaga and defeat 3-2 against Leganés).
Celta Vigo – Espanyol : Betting Tips
Celta Vigo – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70