Celta Vigo vs Valladolid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Abanca-Balaidos (Vigo).
Pucela are struggling badly to create in the final third past La Liga teams at the start of the season. They are back in the elite class after four years in the second tier, but avoiding the immediate drop will require a serious turnaround in form.
Valladolid are yet to score a goal after four rounds of the competition and they are currently justifying the tag of being the outfit with the weakest squad in terms of quality in Primera.
Can the visitors find their maiden goal of the campaign on Saturday when they travel to Balaidos to take on Celta Vigo in the fifth round of the competition?
Valladolid have not actually been bad defensively so far. They only conceded two goals in four games, including the home outing against Barcelona (0-1 loss) three weeks ago. They’ll, however, head into this off the back of a disappointing 0-1 defeat to Alaves.
Celta Vigo vs Valladolid: Head-to-head
It’s been four years since these two likes last took on each other in an official match.
They met in a pre-season friendly back in 2016 and Celta came on top 2-1.
The Sky Blues dominated the match-up historically.
They won six of last seven meetings with Pucela bagging two or more goals in each of these victories.
Celta Vigo vs Valladolid: Prediction
Unlike his colleague at the opposite end, Celta’s head coach Antonio Mohamed has reasons to be thrilled with the way his men opened the new season.
The Sky Blues sit third in the league ladder after four rounds in spite of a 3-2 loss to Girona last weekend.
They’ve previously picked up back-to-back wins over Levante and Atletico Madrid bagging two goals in each of these ties. Celta shipped only one goal in two home games (against Espanyol and Atletico Madrid).
The struggling visitors could likely struggle to find the back of the net here as well and we have to go for the 2.20 odds offered for the Sky Blues to keep a clean sheet on the afternoon.
Meanwhile, the home win is also worth backing at 1.66.
Celta Vigo vs Valladolid: Bet Tips
Celta to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5)
Celta Vigo to win @ 1.66 (4/6).