Our match prediction:
Celta de Vigo will be looking for revenge after the heavy defeat against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey (4-0). Os Célticos are underperforming of late, with a single triumph in previous five matches (D1 L3) and need to get back to winning ways if they want to pursue their European dream. A victory in the upcoming clash would make them leapfrog their opponents in the overall standings, but Sunday’s game will be anything but a walk in the park for Eduardo Berizzo’s charges. Sevilla hold the sixth position in the overall standings, mostly thanks to their impressive home performances. When it comes to their away form, los Sevillistas are the only team in the league besides Las Palmas who are yet to record a triumph on their travels. With mere five goals netted on the road, we do not expect Unai Emery’s charges to pose a significant threat to Celta’s defense. This is why we predict a dull affair in Vigo, while giving a slight advantage to the hosts.
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.