Krasnodar vs Celta Vigo
UEFA Europa League – Round of 16, Second Leg
Date: Thursday, 16th March 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadium FK Krasnodar.
Krasnodar did a terrific job at the back over two legs with Fenerbahce in the last 32 round of Europa League. However, the team led by Igor Shalimov suddenly became pretty easy to break down which is the main reason for the poor series of results and the fact they are winless in last four games in all competitions.
Celta de Vigo won’t come in the game in any better mood after dropping points to Villarreal in the weekend’s Primera Division clash at Estadio do Balaidos.
Krasnodar conceded at least two goals in each of their last three fixtures in all competitions.
Byki sit at the 8th position after 18 rounds in the Russian Premier League and they will most likely be out of the European competitions next year.
Celta de Vigo
The story is quite similar with Celta de Vigo. The team led by Eduardo Berizzo dropped down to the 11th position in Primera standings after being winless in last four league games.
The Argentine manager rested his key men including Iago Aspas, Daniel Wass and Gustavo Cabral in the weekend’s home defeat to The Yellow Submarine.
Krasnodar vs Celta Vigo: Head to head
The first leg at Balaidos was the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides. The Sky Blue took a narrow 2-1 victory.
It was Claudio Beauvue who made the difference netting the 90th minute winner. Dani Wass has previously put Celta in charge, while Viktor Claesson levelled the score for the Russians.
Krasnodar vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Krasnodar have an impressive home record so far in the season in Premier League as they lost a single fixture since the very start of the campaign.
Shalimov’s main problem lies at the back and the hosts will need to be completely focused in the defense if they want to secure the quarterfinal of the competition.
Celta managed to hold a clean sheet against Shakhtar on the road in the last round and they are certainly capable of doing the same against the Russians.
Anyhow, we believe that the host are quite underrated here and we’d advise you to escape backing the Spaniards to go through at 4/11 odds.
Krasnodar vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be draw at the half time at the 21/20 odds.
You can alternatively go with BTTS at 19/20.