Celta Vigo vs Osasuna Prediction & Match Preview

Steffen Schmidt - August 11, 2023

Celta Vigo vs Osasuna
Spanish La Liga
Date: 13 August 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Abanca-Balaidos (Vigo).

Celta Vigo will start their 2023/24 La Liga campaign with the home clash against Osasuna on Sunday afternoon at Abanca-Balaidos.

The two outfits have had very opposite destinies last year. Celta barely avoided relegation and their 13th place finish may be misleading because the team from Vigo had been in big jeopardize going into the final stretch of the season.

Neither Eduardo Coudet nor Carlos Carvalhal managed to instill any kind of consistency into Celta’s game last season and it was no surprise at all that the team’s board decided for a fresh face at the helm.

That face will be a familiar one as former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez took charge of the team. Benitez has had an excellent preseason with successive clean sheet wins over Lyon, Wolfsburg, and Compostela in the final three tests.

The good news for the Spanish manager is that his talented compatriot Gabri Veiga is still with the team despite numerous transfer rumors.

Osasuna, on the other side, enjoyed one of the best seasons ever in their 103-year long history last year.

They will represent the country in the UEFA Conference League thanks to a seventh-place finish in La Liga and they’ve also reached the Copa del Rey final as the icing on the cake.

Osasuna had a mixed bag of results in preseason but we can by no means underestimate them in quest of another top-half finish.

Celta Vigo vs Osasuna Head-to-head

  • Celta Vigo will rely on tradition with 14 wins, 7 draws, and 7 defeats in the last 28 clashes against Osasuna.
  • The outfits have a win, a draw, and a loss each in the previous three head to head encounters.
  • Osaasuna have managed to find only 8 goals in the previous 14 visits to Abanca-Balaidos.

Celta Vigo vs Osasuna Prediction

Celta Vigo looked rock-solid defensively in preseason exhibitions as new manager Rafael Benitez seems to have found the right formula for keeping things quiet in his team’s back line at the start of the season.

We expect a tight affair between two teams of similar quality and we will take the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting pick at the 1.61 odds. Alternatively, Celta Vigo are 2.37 to keep a clean sheet on Sunday.

Celta Vigo vs Osasuna Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (13/8)
  • Celta Vigo to keep a clean sheet @ 2.37 (11/8) odd.

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