Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad
2017/18 Spanish LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Kick off at 17:15 UK/ 18:15 CET
Venue: Estadio de Balaidos.
Celta de Vigo will come into the season opener with Real Sociedad in high spirits after a demolishing 4-1 victory over Roma in the final test before the kick off to the new league campaign.
Real Sociedad, on the other side, played a 2-2 draw with Sporting Gijon last Saturday as Eusebio Sacristian will be desperate to fix the holes at the back ahead of the visit to Estadio de Balaidos.
Celta de Vigo
Los Celestes have sky-high ambitions in the new Primera Division season as they kept their key figures from last year when they reached the semifinal of Europa League (narrow loss to Manchester United).
The star man Iago Aspas bagged a brace in the mentioned thumping of Roma as well as Pione Sisto, who will be hoping to have a stronger impact in the upcoming season.
Txuriurdin brought in Adnan Januzaj from Manchester United for the €10m fee and they kept hold off the important center back Inigo Martinez who was frequently connected to Barcelona this summer.
However, the visitors showed plenty of holes at the back in the final test prior to the visit to Balaidos and they will have a very tough task to keep things tight at the back against an in-form side of Celta Vigo.
Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad: Head to head
The draw has been the most common of the outcomes in the history of head to head encounters between the two teams, happening on 17 occasions in 43 matches.
We have to mention that the Basques picked up three points from Balaidos no more than twice in 22 matches against Celta there.
Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
We must see the value in the 7/5 odds offered by the bookmakers on the home win in this one given the hot run of form Celta’s strikers showed in pre-season.
You can alternatively back Iago Aspas to find the back of the net at tempting 6/5 odds.
Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be Celta de Vigo to win the match at the odds of 29/20 @ William Hill.
The alternative pick is Iago Aspas to score anytime at 6/5 @ Betfair.