Elche vs Celta Vigo
Spanish La Liga
Date: 6 January 2023, Friday
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero (Elche).
Elche and Celta Vigo will open Matchday No 16 in Spanish La Liga on Friday afternoon at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
The match will have a massive importance for both outfits, especially the hosts who are still searching for their maiden win of the season.
Elche are the only team in the Spanish elite class without a single victory after 15 rounds. They have only four points this term and sit firmly at the very bottom of the league table.
Celta Vigo, on the other side, sit only one point above the red zone line and they desperately need to start getting three-pointers to avoid the relegation scrap in the second half of the season.
Celta go into this without a win in eight subsequent league games. They have a dreadful record on travels with one win, one draw, and five defeats in seven matches.
Celta have failed to score more than four goals in seven road outings so far in the season. They will go into this off the back of a 1-1 draw to fellow strugglers Sevilla in the last game of 2022.
Both Elche and Celta were eliminated from Copa del Rey on Tuesday evening. While the Vigo side fell only after extra-time away at Espanyol, Elche suffered an embarrassing 1-0 defeat at the hands of lower-division Ceuta three days ago.
Elche vs Celta Vigo Head-to-head
- The teams have four wins each in the last ten head to head encounters at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
- They have celebrated a narrow 1-0 win apiece in their H2H clashes in the previous La Liga term.
- All but one of the previous nine head to head outings between these rivals finished with fewer than three goals scored.
Elche vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Elche have failed to register more than one shot on target in the 1-0 defeat at Ceuta on Tuesday night in Copa del Rey. They own the worst defensive and attacking records in La Liga at the same time.
Although Celta did not impress too much of late either, we have to try with the away win to nil at the odds of 3.25 here. We also like La Liga veteran Iago Aspas to score anytime against the competition’s worst defense at the 2.87 odds.
Elche vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips
Celta Vigo to win to nil @ 3.25 (9/4)
Iago Aspas to score anytime @ 2.87 (15/8) odd.