Celta Vigo vs Getafe
Spanish La Liga
Date: Monday, 1 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: AAbanca-Balaidos (Vigo).
Celta Vigo and Getafe will drop the curtain on the seventh round of La Liga on Monday evening at Balaidos. The hosts will be hoping to return on the winning ways after a streak of two draws and a defeat in last three league ties.
They still sit comfortably at seventh pace thanks to a fine kick off to the new season. The Sky Blues are yet to be defeated in front of the home crowd where they drew to Espanyol and Real Valladolid and saw off Atletico Madrid. Antonio Mohamed can generally be satisfied with his side’s attacking form as Celta bagged five goals in last two home games. However, the defensive line lacked meticulousness of late. Seven goals shipped in last three games caused the winless streak. Can Celta tighten it up a bit at the back here against Azulones?
Celta Vigo vs Getafe: Head-to-head
Teams have five wins apiece coming into their 15th head to head encounter.
Celta have a brilliant record in home clashes with Azulones, having won four and drawn three of seven matches at Balaidos so far.
Getafe, however, took four points from two H2H games in the previous term of Primera Division.
Both teams found the net just once in last four head to head outings.
Celta Vigo vs Getafe: Prediction
Mohamed has a deadly line-up of attackers in the likes of Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez. This duo combined eight goals in six matches so far and Getafe’s defense will no doubts be heavily pressured at Balaidos.
Speaking of Jose Bordalas’ back line, it’s fair to say it was tough to break down so far. The visitors only allowed five goals in six matches and were on a streak of three straight clean sheets before the 0-2 loss to Atletico Madrid last weekend at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Getafe were unlucky to concede a stoppage-time equalizer away at Deportivo Alaves in the mid-week round. The visitors will certainly be a tough nut to crack for Celta here.
We expect Getafe to park the bus and try and make this a low-scoring affair. Given they’ve done well to keep things quiet at the back so far in the season, we’ll push for the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option here at 1.70 odds.
Celta Vigo vs Getafe: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).