Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo Match Prediction

By William Hall

Real Sociedad vs Celta de Vigo Match Preview

Real Sociedad returned to winning ways after a 2-0 win over Malaga. Two second-half goals from Inigo Martinez and Juanmi were sufficient to claim a win, which extended the club's incredible away record in the last few weeks. Celta de Vigo have had an excellent start to 2017 after winning their last two league games. A narrow 1-0 win over Deportivo Alaves helped the team climb into the eighth place of the La Liga. The win, though, was courtesy of a late goal from Nemanja Radoja. An even better result in the midweek was a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey.

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Real Sociedad Preview

Real Sociedad's progress in the Copa del Rey has resulted in the team being involved in four matches in the New Year. In terms of league form, the club are reasonably good despite suffering heavy defeats against Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla in the last five matches. The win over Malaga kept the club within two points off Atletico Madrid in the fourth place, and they have been able to achieve such lofty positions largely because of their away form. Real Sociedad have the fourth best away record in the La Liga this season with 15 points from nine matches.

Real Sociedad to win 1/1

Celta De Vigo Preview

Celta de Vigo have been able to sustain a top 10 position largely because of their incredible home form. Only Sevilla and Real Madrid have been able to get more points at home than Celta de Vigo, who have secured an incredible seven wins from their 10 matches at Balaidos. Yet, the club finds itself outside a Europa League qualification place and it may be due to their poor away form. The solitary away success in eight matches came against Espanyol in a 2-0 win back in September. There is a high reliance upon former Liverpool forward Iago Aspas, who has 11 league goals in 17 appearances.

Real Sociedad Team News

Mikel Gonzalez (thigh) and Carlos Martinez (cruciate ligament) are the certainties to miss out due to injury, while Carlos Vela and Joseba Zaldua are the players rated as doubtful.

Celta De Vigo Team News

Celta De Vigo do not have any players on the treatment table.

Betting Tips and Predictions

As the team with the worst defensive record amongst any in the top 11 places, Celta de Vigo can be expected to ship plenty of goals against any team. They are up against a Real Sociedad team who have failed to score only once in the last eight home matches. Celta de Vigo have a poor record at Anoeta with only one win, a surprise 3-2 win in 2015, since 2000. I can only see Real Sociedad’s good home form and Celta’s poor away form resulting in a win for Eusebio’s men.

Only one of the last four meetings between the two teams at this ground have a witnessed less than 2.5 goals. A remarkable 14 goals conceded by Celta de Vigo in the last five away matches makes me back the bet of goals over 2.5 in this game.

Real Sociedad to win – 1/1

Total goals over 2.5 – 17/20

Real Sociedad saw over 1.5 first half goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Real Sociedad saw over 1.5 first half goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo saw over 1.5 first half goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Celta Vigo saw over 1.5 first half goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Real Sociedad

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Real Sociedad Form Guide

Real Sociedad Team Logo

Real Sociedad

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L H

18-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

22-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Saint-Etienne Team Logo Saint-Etienne

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

25-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Genclerbirligi Team Logo Genclerbirligi

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

27-07-2017

Club Friendlies

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-08-2017

Club Friendlies

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

05-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Burgos CF Team Logo Burgos CF

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

12-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Sporting Gijon Team Logo Sporting Gijon

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

19-08-2017

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Celta Vigo Form Guide

Celta Vigo Team Logo

Celta Vigo

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
L H

17-05-2017

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

21-05-2017

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

22-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Sporting Gijon Team Logo Sporting Gijon

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

22-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Racing de Ferrol Team Logo Racing de Ferrol

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

01-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

05-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo Bayer Leverkusen

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

09-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 4 - 1

(HT 4 - 0)

L H

19-08-2017

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Real Sociedad Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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

Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo Sidelined Players

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