Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
High-flying Real Sociedad will look to build on a 3-2 win over Espanyol when they take on Celta Vigo in the La Liga round 22. The Basques are on the right track to book their place in the Champions League, but they can’t afford any complacency in the remainder of the season. La Real looked sharp in front of goal in Monday’s triumph, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to beat Os Celeste in San Sebastian. Important midfielder David Silva remains in the recovery room, alongside Aritz Elustondo, Umar Sadiq, Andoni Gorosabel, and Mohamed Ali Cho.
The Galicians, on the other hand, were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Atletico Madrid, but los Rojiblancos eventually scored a late winner to pick up all three points from the match. Since Celta have already suffered six defeats on the road this term, we are tempted to put our money on La Real. Goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Mikel Oyarzabal):
Intelligence is not an attribute you will find in Mikel Oyarzabal’s stats with Real Sociedad but this tricky winger is a highly knowledgeable winger who will use both brain and feet while playing. For a player born in Eibar, who made his first steps in his hometown club, it was always going to be a choice between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad for Oyarzabal.
La Real saw their chance and grabbed this gem of a player at a young age, helping him develop into a proper professional throughout their youth ranks. Mikel Oyarzabal has spent the entirety of his senior career with the Basque behemoths where he’d use his ability to fill in a number of positions up top much to his own benefit.
Oyarzabal’s positioning and movement are work of a tactical genius, whereas it is his nous to find details to exploit that best define him as a player. Having come through the youth categories of the Spanish national team, Oyarzabal also has a senior cap next to his name. It was in 2016 that he also represented the Basque region, scoring on his debut to cap a 3-1 win over Tunisia.
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.