Celta Vigo vs Krasnodar
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 9th March 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Estadio do Balaidos.
Celta Vigo have done a massive job eliminating Shakhtar Donetsk after losing the first leg at Balaidos 01. The Sky Blues were patient enough to wait for their opportunity which eventually came in the dying minutes of the second leg when John Guidetti won a penalty.
It was successfully converted by Eduardo Berizzo’s star man Iago Aspas and the match went into overtime. The Sky Blues bagged another goal in the extra-time to make a huge success and reach the last 16 round of the competition.
The hosts will have a very difficult task once again as they have to go past Krasnodar over two legs.
Berizzo is unlucky to have the Europa League fixture set to kick-off just after the away game at Camp Nou. Celta suffered a real disaster against Barcelona.
The 5-0 defeat was the third consecutive game for Berizzo and his men without a victory as the Sky Blues dropped down to 10th position in the Primera Division table.
Krasnodar have made an upset of their own in Europa League as well. The Russians went past star-studded Fenerbahce with 2-1 on aggregate.
The team led by Igor Shalimov is not off to the best possible start of the domestic campaign in 2017 as they got eliminated from the cup competition losing to Ural after penalties (the regular part of the match saw a 3-3 draw).
The first league outing in the second part of the season gave them the clash with the leaders Spartak Moscow. The match offered yet another goals galore ending in a 2-2 draw.
Celta Vigo vs Krasnodar: Head to head
The two teams will take on each other for the first time in the last 16 round of Europa League.
Celta Vigo vs Krasnodar: Prediction
Celta Vigo are 8/13 favourites to pick up three points in the first leg. We certainly believe that the bookmakers have seriously underestimated the Russians here and we’d advise you to avoid any home win bets at such low odds.
Since both teams have been quite easy to break down lately, we must expect to see goals. Iago Aspas hs had a phenomenal season and he is obviously the number one shout for the anytime goalscorer pick.
Celta Vigo vs Krasnodar: Betting Tips
The first betting pick will be BTTS at huge-value of 11/10 odds with Unibet
You can back Iago Aspas to score anytime at 21/20 odds.