Espanyol vs Celta Vigo
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 19 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Espanyol has been the punching bag for the other teams in the league this season. And Celta Vigo might probably take advantage of that to stay in the top-tier for the next season.
After the 2-0 win against Alaves in the opening match of the league restart, Espanyol has been winless ever since and is on an eight-game losing streak in the campaign.
The change in manager did not change their trend as intended. They have scored no goals in the last four fixtures in the schedule and have given away 7 clean sheets within the last ten matches.
Celta Vigo needs the win badly just to be safe, and they have been winless in the last six league clashes with three draws in it. They are on a double loss in the league against Osasuna and Levante.
Their most recent encounter coming against Levante and they lost at home with a 2-3 scoreline, which was their sixth consecutive game with both teams scoring in ninety minutes.
In the reverse fixture, the teams shared the spoils at Vigo in a 1-1 draw.
The Celticos have made surprise encounters against the top part teams in the table this season, and Garcia Junyent will hope that his team pulls off a similar play like that in the fixture.
Espanyol vs Celta Vigo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their last four meetings have ended in a draw.
- Celticos have recorded three of the last five wins.
- Both teams have scored in their recent six fixtures.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- The host has one win in their recent three clashes at home.
Espanyol vs Celta Vigo Prediction
It will be a much-anticipated game in the last week of La Liga which determines the third contingent to be relegated this season. It is quite possible that with their sudden dip in form post lockdown, Espanyol is far from changing their losing trend in the league.
Celta Vigo has their future on stake and since Espanyol has already been relegated, they will play for nothing in the game. We saw the Celticos sharing spoils with the big guns in the league and if they can reproduce that play on the road; then they will be safe this season.
In the match, which is sizing to be nail-biting finish, the away win in full-time seems the most probable result. At 1.75 odds, Celta Vigo’s win will probably yield decent returns for the punters.
Espanyol has been giving away clean sheets in their recent fixtures in the campaign. Meanwhile, the Celticos have scored in most of their recent clashes despite the results. The tip for over 1.5 goals will be the safest bet at 1.40 odds from the goals area.
Espanyol vs Celta Vigo Betting tips
Celta Vigo to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).