Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Ajax and Celta Vigo played out a high-scoring draw (2-2) at Estadio de Balaidos on 20 October, meaning that a lively contest appears on the horizon at Amsterdam Arena. Ajax are sitting atop of Group G ahead of the visit of Celta Vigo and, no doubt, the Amsterdammers will be happy with one point from Thursday’s football game. Ajax head into the match following a 1-0 win over Excelsior in the Eredivisie and you should have in mind that Peter Bosz’s men are on a 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions at the moment. Os Celeste played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Las Palmas at Estadio de Gran Canaria at the weekend, but it has to be noted that they dropped a three-goal advantage in Sunday’s La Liga game against Quique Setien’s troops. The Galicians, though, have yet to suffer a loss in the Europa League group stages this term and we predict that they will pick up one point from Thursday’s clash against Ajax.
Highlighted Player (Bertrand Traore):
Bertrand Traore is a pacey left-footed winger who plays for Ajax on loan from Chelsea. The Burkina Faso footballers scored 17 goals in 48 league appearances for Vitesse before joining Ajax on 12 August, 2016. Traore made his Ajax debut in a 2-2 draw with Roda, coming as a substitute in the second half of the game.
He made his Champions League debut for the Amsterdammers against Rostov on August, 2016. Bertrand, though, is still a Chelsea player and his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit expires on 30 June, 2019. Traore a winger, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well.
The Burkina Faso footballer was born on 6 September, 1995 and he made his debut for the Burkina Faso national team on 3 September, 2011 in a friendly game against Equatorial Guinea. The same year he won the Africa under 17 championship with Burkina Faso as the Stallions defeated Rwanda in the final of the tournament.
Highlighted Team (Celta de Vigo):
Celta de Vigo is a Spanish football club from Vigo in the Galicia region. The club was founded in 1923 after a fusion between Real Club Fortuna de Vigo and Real Vigo Sporting. From 1997 until 2003 Celta de Vigo managed to become a strong team in the Primera Division. Highlight was season 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the knock out stage of the Champions League but in the same season the team got downgraded to the Segunda Division.
Celta de Vigo hosts it’s home games in the Estadio Balaidos stadium which holds a capacity of 31 8000 seats. The club colors of Celta de Vigo are baby blue and white. The club is known by the nickname Celtinas and their biggest rival is Deportivo la Coruna which is from the same region as Celta de Vigo.
The biggest achievement of Celta de Vigo is winning the Intertoto cup in 2000 and reaching the final of the Copa del Rey in 1948, 1994 and 2001. Known players that wore the Celta de Vigo jersey are Jordi Cruyff, Diego Costa, Sasa Illic, Makelele, Nene and Sylvinho.