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Prediction: Celta de Vigo vs Girona

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 25 Jan 2024

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Prediction: Girona to win 2-0

Best Odds: 11/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Celta de Vigo and Girona will lock horns with each other in La Liga this weekend. The match between Rafael Benitez’s side and Míchel Sánchez’s side will be held at the Estadio Municipal de Balaídos and is scheduled to kick off at 1 pm UK time on Sunday.

Celta de Vigo

Celta de Vigo are an established club in Spain who tend to finish in and around the bottom half of the La Liga table. They ended up 13th in the standings last season, and one suspects that the fans will be happy if they finish in a similar place this time around.

Rafael Benitez’s side are as low as 16th in the La Liga table at the moment. Celta have picked up 17 points from 21 matches. Los/Os Celestes are two points above the relegation zone.

Celta will head into the La Liga match against Girona on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Real Sociedad at home in the Copa del Rey. It came after a 1-0 defeat to Sociedad in La Liga which followed a 3-1 victory over Valencia on the road in the Copa del Rey.

Team News:

Celta de Vigo are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Ivan Villar will lead the line for the home team. Kevin Vazquez, Carl Starfelt, Carlos Dominguez and  Mihailo Ristic will be the four defenders. Renato Tapia and Jailson will be the two holding midfielders. Miguel Rodriguez, Williot Swedberg and Hugo Alvarez will be the three attacking midfielders. Anastasios Douvikas will lead the line for Celta.

Girona

Girona have been the surprise package in Spain this season. They are a modest club who finished 10th in the La Liga table last season. They are now above the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the league standings.

Michel Sanchez’s side are at the top of the La Liga table at the moment with 52 points from 21 matches. They are a point ahead of Real Madrid, who are second and have played 20 games. Barcelona, who are the reigning Spanish champions, are third on 44 points.

Girona will head into the La Liga match against Celta de Vigo away from home on the back of a 3-2 defeat to Real Mallorca in the Copa del Rey. It came after a 5-1 hammering of Sevilla in front of their fans in La Liga which followed a 3-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano in the Copa del Rey.

Team News:

Girona are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Celta de Vigo. Juan Carlos will be in goal for the visiting team. Arnau Martinez, Antal Yaakobishvili, Daley Blind and Miguel Gutierrez will be the four defenders. Aleix Garcia and Yangel Herrera will be the two holding midfielders and will have Viktor Tsygankov, Ivan Martin and Savio in attacking midfield. Cristhian Stuani will lead the line for Girona.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Celta de Vigo have won 2 and lost 2 of their last 5 La Liga matches.
  • Celta de Vigo have conceded 31 goals in 21 La Liga matches this season.
  • Girona have won 3 of their last 5 La Liga games.
  • Girona have lost just 1 La Liga games this season.
  • Artem Dovbyk has scored 14 goals and given 5 assists in 20 La Liga games for Girona this campaign.

Conclusion

Girona have been the surprise package in La Liga so far this season and could go on to win the title this season. Celta de Vigo could get relegated to the Segunda Division. It is hard to see anything but a win for Girona in this particular La Liga match.

Prediction: Girona to win 2-0

Best Odds: 11/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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