Our match prediction:
Celta Vigo and Leganes face each other at Estadio de Balaidos at the start of the new season. Os Celeste were having their ups and downs last term, but they eventually booked their place in the Europa League. The Galician outfit want to kick off the new La Liga campaign in style and they face an easy task in Monday’s football game against Leganes. The newcomers impressed in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of producing good performances at this level. Anyhow, Celta Vigo are superior to Leganes and we predict that Os Celeste, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home, are going to pick up all three points from the match. A man to watch in the home team will be Fabio Orellana, who scored seven goals for the club last season. Celta and Leganes meet for the first time ever in La Liga.
Highligted Player (Hugo Mallo):
Hugo Mallo is a Spanish footballer who plays for Celta Vigo as a full back. Mallo, who is a capable of playing at centre back if needed, was born in Marin on 22 June, 1991 and he has been playing for Os Celeste since 2009. During his youth career Hugo Mallo played for the likes of Porvir and Pontevedra, but he made the biggest progress at Celta Vigo. The Celta defender has three caps for Spain U21 team and he played for the U19 and the U20 teams as well in the past. On 9 January, 2013, Mallo suffered a serious knee injury and, as a result, he was forced to miss the rest of the season. The right-footed player has a contract with Celta Vigo which expires on 30 June, 2019. You should bear in mind that he scored one goal in 34 appearances for the Galician outfit in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign. In the 2014/2015 campaign he scored four goals for Celta in the national championship.
Highlighted Team (Leganes):
Leganes are a Spanish football club that have mostly been playing in lower leagues. Los Pepineros play their home games at Batarque (Madrid) and the capacity of the stadium is just 8,138. Leganes secured their promotion to the Spanish La Liga for the first time ever in 2016 and, no doubt, that is considered the club’s biggest success. Leganes’ bitterest rivals are fellow capital club Getafe and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the South Madrid derby. The colour of the team’s home kit is white and blue, whilst their away kits are green. The likes of Pierre Webo, Samuel Eto’o, Ivan Zarandona, Jose Chamot, Catanha, Ruben Falcon, Jordi Lardin and Pedro Lago are famous players who were part of the Batarque outfit in the past. Lady Maria Victoria Pavon is the first female president in the history of the club and she has been in charge of the club since 2009.