Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Girona will look to build on a 3-1 win over Getafe when they take on Celta Vigo at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi in the La Liga round 3. Girona continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and they are surely capable of matching Os Celeste on home soil. Cristhian Stuani is not getting any older, and we predict that the Uruguay international, who scored the winner at the weekend, will continue to lead the line for the newcomers.
All Rodrigo Riquelme, Borja Garcia, Ibrahima Kebe, and Bernardo Espinosa are out of contention with injuries for the home team. The Galicians, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Real Madrid. Considering that Girona have turned their Estadio Municipal de Montilivi into a real fortress, home win should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side ahead of the trip to Catalonia.
Highlighted Player (Victor Sanchez):
Victor Sanchez began his senior career at Barcelona, playing eight games for the Catalan giants in La Liga. He played for Barca B and Barca C in the past as well, but in 2011 he signed a two-year deal with Swiss side Neuchtatel Xamax. In the 2012 winter transfer window Sanchez returns to Spain, but this time out he joined Barca’s local rivals Espanyol.
The midfielder, who is capable of playing as a defender as well, signed a three-and-a-half year deal with los Periquitos and he has been playing for the club ever since. Victor Sanchez won the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey trophies in the 2008/2009 season with Barcelona. He has yet to make his Spain debut, but he has three caps for Catalonia.
Victor Sanchez made seven appearances for Barcelona in the 2008/2009 campaign. Sanchez has a contract with Espanyol, which expires on 30 June, 2018. The midfielder was born on 8 September, 1987 in Terrasa.
Highlighted Team (Celta 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.