Alaves vs Celta Vigo
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza (Vitoria-Gazteiz).
Alaves host Celta Vigo in a low-profile La Liga affair on Saturday evening at Estadio de Mendizoroza.
The hosts will be looking to maintain their fine home record against struggling opposition who failed badly to keep things tight at the back in recent weeks.
Alaves are generally enjoying one of the best Primera Division campaigns in their history. They currently sit 6th in the ladder and are only one point shy of fourth-placed Sevilla.
The Champions League dream is thus alive among Babazorros and there are no doubts they will be highly motivated to claim the spoils this weekend.
Alaves vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head
Alaves can also rely on the head to head tradition here as they have a positive record in matches against the Sky Blues.
Babazorros won 7, drew 3 and lost 3 of 13 home outings against Celta.
Alaves won four of last five meetings with the Sky Blues.
The streak includes this term’s 0-1 victory for Babazorros at Balaidos.
Only one of past seven head to head ties saw both teams on the scoreline.
Alaves vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Opposite to their counterparts, Celta are struggling badly in this term of Primera Division. They dropped down to 17th place and are just one point above the danger area after back-to-back defeats to Getafe and Levante in last two matches.
Miguel Cardoso’s men allowed as many as seven goals in these two losses. Team’s main stars Iago Aspas and Pione Sisto skipped last weekend’s home catastrophe against Levante, but they could be back in the squad for this highly important trip to Mendizorroza. Midfielder Riyadh Boudebouz won’t be available as he was sent off last weekend.
Alaves only lost one of 11 home ties this season (6 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat) and they conceded no more than 7 goals in the process. Celta, on the other side, lost seven of past eight league matches. We thus have to see the value in backing the home win at the odds of 2.30.
Alaves vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
Alaves to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6).