Celta Vigo vs Malaga
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday 8th January, 2017
Kick-off: 17:30 UK
Venue: Estadio de Balaidos, Vigo.
The two sides are all leveled at 21 points each after the opening 16 rounds of competition in Primeira Division. Celta Vigo will, however, enter the match in a much better mood, following the amazing performance they have shown at Mestalla in their first action in the New Year. The Celts made the second leg of the last 16 round of Copa del Rey a pure formality netting as many as four goals against Valencia two days ago.
Iago Aspas, Javi Jimenez and Dani Wass were on target to give Celta a three-goal advantage within only 20 minutes of the game. The substitute John Guidetti got his name on the score sheet as well setting the final score of 1-4 with 15 minutes left for the final whistle.
The story is completely opposite with Malaga on the other side. The team led by Marcelo Romero finished the cup competition with two defeats to Cordoba, the second one being especially painful since Malaga allowed four goals at La Rosaleda. The team is generally winless in last five matches, having lost three of them, which gives them the underdog’s role ahead of the visit to Balaidos this Sunday.
Celta Vigo vs Malaga: Head-to-Head Stats
Each of the previous four H2H clashes have seen home victories as Celta will be hoping to continue the trend and level the score to nine wins each ahead of their 24th encounter with Malaga. Interestingly, none of the past nine matches between the two sides offered the option of both teams netting.
Celta Vigo vs Malaga: Prediction
We’ll back the hosts to claim the victory here because everything points out to this outcome. The bookies are pricing Celta at 17/20 which represents a more than decent value. Iago Aspas is 6/5 to maintain the fine form and score anytime to make our second betting pick for the game.
Celta Vigo vs Malaga: Betting Tips
Home win 17/20 (1.85)
Iago Aspas to score anytime 6/5 (2.20).