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Espanyol v Celta Vigo – La Liga

Espanyol v Celta Vigo

Espanyol v Celta Vigo – La Liga
25 Sep 2016, Cornellà-El Prat, 18:45 GMT +0

6th round of La Liga will give us a match between 2 bottom table teams, Celta Vigo (18th position, 4 points) And Espanyol (16th position, 5 points).

Celta Vigo is coming from a mid-week win over Gijon (2:1). This has been their first win of the season and there is no doubt they are more than happy with it. A win will give them a confidence boost after starting the season somewhat poorly. First 3 opening matches for Celta Vigo against Leganes (0:1), Real Madrid (2:1) and Atl. Madrid (0:4) all resulted in a loss. Some improvement was seen in the 4th match of the season against Osasuna (0:0), where Celta Vigo managed to get their 1st point and as mentioned before this week’s win over Gijon (2:1).

The home side has had very similar start of the season, losing against Sevilla (6:4) and Real Madrid (0:2), drawing against Malaga (2:2) and Real Sociedad (1:1). As their opponents so did Espanyol get their first win of the season in mid-week fixture, where they beat Osasuna (1:2). The stars of the match were Baptistao and Moreno, who both contributed to the final result. These two players are well connected and play great together. Moreno has 4 goals to his name already, which is more than Celta Vigo this season (3 goals).

As for missing players, Espanyol will be without Piatti, whereas Celta Vigo will be without Beauvue, Orellana and Planas.

VERDICT

Espanyol seems stronger than their opponents. Of course on the paper these two teams seem equally strong, but in reality it’s not that close. Celta Vigo has poor attacking line, which can be seen in the fact they only scored 3 goals in this season. In addition, Celta Vigo does not perform well on the road, as they have not won an away match in the last 5 games played. On the other side, Espanyol has a decent home record (2W-2D-1L). All in all, Espanyol should win this one, and bookies offer us decent value on Espanyol -0.25.

Prediction: Espanyol -0.25
Odds: 2.08 Dafabet

 

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