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Under 2.5 goals at Celta Vigo vs Alaves 3/5 for Sunday’s La Liga showdown

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, La Liga 20 Jun 2020

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Competition: La Liga

Market: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 3/5 @ Bet 365

Still firmly at the heart of a relegation scrap, Celta Vigo will host Alaves in what could be a low-scoring encounter from behind closed doors on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, only playing out what turned out of be a 0-0 stalemate against Real Valladolid in midweek, Celta Vigo find themselves in the midst of a worrying rut. Marking their return from the enforced break with a dramatic late 1-0 defeat at home against Villareal, Célticos have failed to win any of their last four La Liga outings and have a growing reputation from across Spain for their glaring issues in the final third. Along with failing to land a single strike since returning from the interruption, Head Coach Óscar García Junyent has seen his side fail to record a top-flight goal in almost 400 minutes of action. Even more worrying for Sunday’s hosts, no La Liga team has scored fewer than Celta’s 22 strikes so far this season.

As for the visitors, shocking many across Spain and picking up a 2-0 win against Champions League chasers Real Sociedad in midweek, Alaves suddenly have their sights set on mounting a late top-half charge. Losing just one of their last five La Liga outings either side of the enforced break, El Glorioso should be boosted by their most recent meetings against Sunday’s hosts. Despite enduring what has been a baron run on their trips away from the Mendizorrotza, Alaves did pick up a 2-0 win when they faced off against Celta earlier in the season and have won three of their last four matchups against the relegation scrappers. With each of the last five meetings between the two sides seeing under 2.5 goals by the final whistle, we’re backing a similar outcome this weekend.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Celta Vigo vs Alaves 3/5 for Sunday’s La Liga showdown @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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