Osasuna vs Celta Vigo
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Sunday, 18 September 2016
Kick-Off: 11:00 UK
Venue: El Sadar, Pamplona.
Osasuna and Celta Vigo battle for their first win of the 2016/17 season when they meet in the matchday four of the Spanish La Liga on Sunday afternoon.
The newly promoted Osasuna were hammered 5-2 by Real Madrid in a difficult trip to Santiago Bernabeu last weekend. They are coming on the back of consecutive defeats, but a 1-1 draw at Malaga on the opening week keep them 17th in the league table at the moment.
While Celta Vigo have lost in each of their opening three matches of the season so far. They started off with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to the newly promoted Leganes on the opening matchday. Then two difficult fixtures followed, first an away trip to Real Madrid which ended in 2-1 and then a 4-0 thrashing at home by Atletico Madrid. Eduardo Berizzo’s side will go into this match sitting at the foot of the La Liga table. They are coming on the back of a 1-1 draw in the mid-week’s Europa League fixture at Standard Liege.
Osasuna vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-Head Stats
Celta Vigo were 2-0 winners in their last trip to Pamplona on May 2014. At the same time Osasuna managed just 3 wins from their last 8 home games against Celta and lost in 5.
The last 9 meetings between these two sides in all venues have recorded under 2.5 goals. And both teams have scored only once during that period.
Osasuna vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Celta Vigo are a better quality side than their Sunday’s opponent. But they are true underperformers while playing away from home. Their last 15 away games produced just 4 wins and 2 draws, while they lost 9 matches.
Osasuna might have been slight favourites to win this one. But they are struggling with injuries to some key players and this could dent their chances here. And therefore, the visiting Celta Vigo have a good chance to take all three points from this fixture and this bet is offered at a good price.
Osasuna vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
Celta Vigo to win at 2.50 (6/4)
First Half – Over 0.5 goals at 1.50 (1/2).
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