Celta Vigo vs Espanyol Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Estadio Municipal de Balaidos

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Celta Vigo vs Espanyol Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Celta de Vigo’s three-game winning run was brought to an end after a 2-1 loss against Deportivo Alaves. Celta de Vigo allowed the home team to get an early 2-0 lead after goals from Alfonso Pedraza and Munir. Even though Iago Aspas came up with a brilliant solo effort in injury time, it only turned out to be a consolation for Juan Carlos Unzue’s team. Espanyol provided a major surprise at the top of the La Liga after a 1-1 draw with Barcelona. Gerard Moreno provided the opening goal in the 66th minute to the euphoria of the home fans. Gerard Pique did silence the supporters with an 82nd minute equaliser, but a winner did not arrive for either team in this Catalan derby.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Espanyol have picked up just one win over Celta de Vigo in the last six meetings. This solitary victory came at the RCDE Stadium, while the Catalan club have continuously struggled in their visits to the Balaidos – no wins in the last six. Despite the defeat against Deportivo Alaves, Celta de Vigo are my pick to win the game – primarily due to Espanyol’s poor away form. Iago Aspas and Gerard Moreno have been key players for Celta and Espanyol respectively. The former has four goals in eight La Liga appearances against Espanyol. In fact, he has been unable to score only twice in his last six games against this team. I would back Iago Aspas to score anytime.

Celta de Vigo win – 4/5

Iago Aspas to score anytime – 21/20

Celta Vigo saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Celta Vigo saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Espanyol

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Celta Vigo

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Celta Vigo Form Guide

Celta Vigo Team Logo

Celta Vigo

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
L H

17-12-2017

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

23-12-2017

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

04-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 5 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

W A

14-01-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

21-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

29-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-02-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

11-02-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L H

04-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

08-01-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

11-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

14-01-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

17-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

25-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

28-01-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

04-02-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

11-02-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Celta Vigo Preview

Celta de Vigo suffered an expected away defeat against Deportivo Alaves, as away matches have not been a forte of the team throughout the campaign. The run of three consecutive away victories have helped the club in this regard, but Celta de Vigo do prefer playing at home. Celta de Vigo have racked up 13 points from six matches while suffering just one defeat in the process. This excellent run has put the club on the verge of a challenge for the top six places. Iago Aspas has been crucial to Celta de Vigo’s recent success and the club’s top scorer has 15 for the season.

Celta Vigo Team News

Kevin Vasquez (foot), Diego Alende (ligament), and Hugo Mallo (toe) are the players unavailable for Celta de Vigo.

Espanyol Preview

Espanyol may have come into the Catalan derby on the back of three consecutive defeats, but the team produced a satisfactory performance to get a valuable point. There is no reason why Espanyol cannot use the confidence provided by this result as the team prepares for a run of big matches. Apart from winnable matches against the likes of Celta de Vigo, Deportivo La Coruna, and Levante, Quique Flores also sees his team take on the likes of Real Madrid and Villarreal in the next five. Espanyol have struggled big time on the road with only seven points from 10 games. Gerard Moreno is now close to double figures as the Espanyol top scorer has nine goals so far.

Espanyol Team News

Adrian Lopez (meniscus), Pablo Piatti (muscle), Didac Villa (thigh), and Jairo Morilla (Achilles tendon) are the players unavailable for manager Quique Flores.

Celta Vigo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Celta Vigo vs Espanyol Sidelined Players

Celta Vigo
Espanyol
35 Adrian Lopez Injured
23 Esteban Granero Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ruben Blanco 188 70
19 RB Jonny 175 70
20 CD Sergi Gomez 185 76
24 CD Facundo Sebastian Roncaglia 179 76
2 LB Hugo Mallo 174 75
6 CM Nemanja Radoja 186 77
14 CM Stanislav Lobotka 170 64
18 CM Daniel Wass 181 74
11 LF Pione Sisto 170 63
7 CF Maximiliano Gomez 186 87
10 RF Iago Aspas 176 67
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Diego Lopez 196 88
2 LB Marc Navarro 188 79
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
3 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
5 CD Naldo 188 86
4 CM Victor Sanchez Mata 175 73
25 RM Sergi Darder 180 67
8 CM Carlos Sanchez 182 82
10 LM Jose Manuel Jurado 173 76
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75
11 CF Leo Baptistao 181 71