Celta Vigo vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 15th January 2017
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK/ 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio de Balaidos, Vigo.
Celta Vigo have entered the New Year in a fabulous fashion netting as many as seven goals in two matches with Valencia and Malaga. The team’s best player Iago Aspas has been on fire bagging a goal in each of the mentioned wins to increase his total tally to 11 goals so far in Primeira Division. The positive streak has overall brought Celta very close to the top part of the standings and within the striking reach of positions which lead to European competitions.
Eduardo Berizzo’s men will have a nice opportunity to keep the good form going and get closer to the very top of the table with the potential fourth win in last five home matches as they host the league’s newcomers Deportivo Alaves on Sunday afternoon at Balaidos.
The visitors have, however, been fantastic themselves as they are winless in last eight matches in all competitions. Mauricio Pellegrino has brought the defensive line to the perfection as the team did not have many troubles keeping Athletic Club to a goalless draw last Sunday.
Alaves conceded only a single goal in last five Primeira Division matches, but their defensive line will be on an ultimate challenge this weekend since Celta have been red hot up front in the recent days.
Celta Vigo vs Alaves: Head-to-Head Stats
The history of the H2H encounters points out to a whole different scenario as each of the last four matches between the two teams offered the option of both teams netting. Celta came out victorious from each of the last two games with Alaves, but have in mind that this will be the first match between the two sides since June 2009.
Celta Vigo vs Alaves: Prediction
The bookies are favouring Celta here, offering 8/13 on the home win. The visitors are priced up at huge 9/2. It’s hard to judge the 8/13 odds value if we know that Alaves are undefeated in last eight games in all competitions which is why we would advise you to back the Under 2.5 goals bet at pretty attractive 4/5 odds. Also, we can’t see the visitors netting here, so Celta Vigo to keep a clean sheet will be the alternative betting option, set at 6/5 odds.
Celta Vigo vs Alaves: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals in the match at 4/5 (1.80)
Celta Vigo to keep a clean sheet 6/5 (2.20).