Celta Vigo vs Malaga
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 18 March 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Estadio de Balaidos (Vigo).
Malaga are already one foot into the second tier of the Spanish football being seven points shy of the safe zone ahead of the Matchday No 29 clash against Celta Vigo at Balaidos. The Budgerigars have been on a dreadful run of form recently with seven straight losses in La Liga. Jose Gonzalez’s men have really found kit tough to produce in the final third throughout the entire season as they own a poor record of league low 16 goals so far in the competition.
The Budgerigars have not managed to find the back of the net at all in last three league outings. On the road, Malaga have lost five and drawn one of last six matches in Primera Division. To sum it up, the visitors are just not pulling up any trees and one can hardly be optimistic regarding their potential success at Estadio de Balaidos.
Celta Vigo have had another turbulent season full of ups and downs and they’ll face hard times reaching the battle for the European football next year. The six-point deficit to these spots is certainly something the Sky Blues can overcome in the remaining of the season, but they just lack the consistency to do so and get there.
Emiliano Unzue can at least be satisfied with his team’s displays in front of the home crowed where Celta have won three and drawn two of last five league matches. The Sky Blues have been quite prolific in the final third netting at least two goals in all of the matches along the way.
Celta Vigo vs Malaga: Head-to-head
Malaga lead the head to head tie by two wins ahead of their 27th clash with Celta.
Teams have five wins each in 12 meetings at Estadio de Balaidos.
Each of last seven H2H encounters has seen home sides grabbing the spoils.
Celta Vigo vs Malaga: Prediction
The home win trend is likely going to be continued here since Malaga obviously lack the quality for the top flight football and we doubt they can get the result here at Balaidos.
Celta to win is a banker at 1.44, while we will also take hosts’ top scorer Iago Aspas to find the back of the net past the struggling opposition at the odds of 1.85.
Celta Vigo vs Malaga: Bet Tips
Celta Vigo to win @ 1.44
Iago Aspas to score anytime @ 1.85