Celta Vigo vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 19 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Abanca-Balaidos (Vigo).
Deportivo Alaves moved lock on points with fourth-placed Real Madrid after beating the Champions League holders before the international break at Estadio de Mendizorozza. Can Babazorros back up such success with a result on Friday evening against Celta Vigo as Spanish Primera Division returns to action after a one-week break?
The hosts won’t come into the game in such high spirits. They haven’t actually been pulling up any trees after a decent start to the new season. The Sky Blues enter the affair winless in last five in La Liga, a thread which was completed with a 2-1 loss to Sevilla away at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan two weeks ago.
Celta Vigo vs Alaves: Head-to-head
Teams are level at nine wins apiece and eight draws ahead of 27th H2H encounter.
The home court advantage played a big role in the most recent set of head to head fixtures between these two likes.
Six of last seven H2H outings saw home teams snatching the spoils.
Four of last six meetings ended with fewer than two goals scored.
Celta Vigo vs Alaves: Prediction
We could witness a high-scoring scenario here, opposite to the above mentioned recent head to head trend. Both managers have a strong firepower on display in their ranks. Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez have both been clinical up front so far in the season. They combined nine goals in eight matches and should have room to deliver here knowing Babazorros kept just one clean sheet in four away games this term.
Celta play attacking-minded football this season under Antonio Mohamed. Seven of their eight La Liga games saw goals scored at both ends. The value is thus fine with the BTTS pick set at 1.80 odds. Value-seekers can chase the draw at 3.60 since three of Celta’s four home matches in Primera ended without a winner this season.
Celta Vigo vs Alaves: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw @ 3.60 (13/5).