Competition: La Liga
Market: Celta Vigo win
Odds: 4/7 @ 888sport
Looking to mark their return from the international break with a flurry on home soil, Celta Vigo will welcome Almeria to Balaidos on Sunday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Celta Vigo might face a major uphill battle if they are to claim a famous European spot this season, Carlos Carvalhal’s side did enter the international break riding quite the wave of momentum. Last seen on March 18th as they cruised their way to a 3-1 romp away at Espanyol, the one-time Sheffield Wednesday boss should find the mood in his camp at a real high. With their sights set on clinching a top-half finish this year, the Sky Blues have also lost just one of their previous eight La Liga appearances – a run that stems all the way back to January 20th. With their eye-catching flurry highlighted by a routine 3-0 victory against Rayo Vallecano, it should also be noted that Celta Vigo open Sunday’s showdown in the midst of a five-match unbeaten run. Appearing to have found a major clinical edge in the final third, Carvalhal’s side should be smelling a chance here.
As for the visitors, although Almeria might have made their La Liga return this season, La Union have struggled to find any stability on either side of the World Cup’s winter break. Traveling to Balaidos on Sunday afternoon sat in the drop zone, Rubi’s side have claimed just a single victory from any of their last eight top-flight appearances – a run that stems back to January 27th. With their recent issues highlighted by a remarkable 6-2 drumming away at Girona, the former Espanyol boss certainly has a huge amount of pressure on his shoulders. Although Almeria might have been last seen heading into the international break with a 1-1 draw at home against Cadiz, Rubi’s men have gained a reputation for their glaring struggles on the road. Failing to claim a single La Liga win outside of Andalusia this season, we are backing a home victory here.
Bet: Celta Vigo 4/7 to beat Almeria in Sunday’s La Liga showdown @ 888sport
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