Celta Vigo vs Eibar
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: Estadio de Balaidos (Vigo).
The lack of meticulousness at the back caused the poor run of form for Celta Vigo who have only picked up a single point in last three league matches coming into Saturday’s clash with Eibar. Can the Sky Blues arrest the slump and return on the winning ways at their Balaidos?
It won’t be an easy task at all given that Mendilibar’s men have generally playing very well lately. The Gunsmiths have actually lost only two of last 11 matches in La Liga and failures came only against the top two sides Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. Away from home, Eibar have won three and drawn two of last five games in Primera Division conceding only three goals in the process.
Celta will thus have to work hard to get the spoils here, especially if we know that they’ve shipped as many as seven goals in last three league affairs. At home, Emiliano Unzue’s men have conceded two goals in each of last three matches even though the opposition included the likes of Real Betis and Espanyol in two previous games.
Even though the visitors will once again be without tone of their key players up front, Sergi Enrich (injured), they still have a respectable attacking lineup led by the Brazilian forward Charles who has notched six goals so far in the season and who will be the main threat to Celta’s goal on Saturday.
Celta Vigo vs Eibar: Head-to-head
Eibar have been the more successful of two teams over the course of history winning 8 and losing 5 of 15 H2H meetings with the Sky Blues.
Nonetheless, Celta have picked up three wins in three games against Eibar this season (two Copa del Rey victories and a 0-4 trashing at Ipurua back in the league’s clash in September last year).
At Balaidos, Eibar have won 5 and lost 2 of 7 encounters with Celta.
Celta Vigo vs Eibar: Prediction
Both the head to head tradition and the current spell of form suggest we might witness an upset from the Gunsmiths here, and the 3.70 odds offered for the away win pick look delicious under these circumstances.
The bet you can hardly go wrong with is Eibar to score two or more goals past the struggling defense of Celta’s and it can be backed at the odds of 3.00.
Celta Vigo vs Eibar: Bet Tips
Eibar or Draw Double Chance @ 1.85
Eibar Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00