Celta de Vigo vs Getafe Match Preview and Predictions

Celta de Vigo vs Getafe Match Preview and Predictions
Quentin W.
by Quentin W.
Football
  • Primera Division, Spain
  • Balaidos, Vigo
  • October 1st, 2018 – 21:00

Celta de Vigo host Getafe in the Monday night La Liga fixture knowing victory will see them rise to fourth place. For the visitors, three points are equally important. Winning pulls the Azulones six points clear of Madrid rivals Rayo Vallecano in 18th.

The home side suffered just one defeat in their six games (W2, D3) but haven’t won in three (D2, L1). They are unbeaten at home (W1, D2) with Atletico Madrid the defeated opponents.

In the last match at Balaidos, they twice led by a two-goal advantage over Real Valladolid but ended with just a point to their name. So far, Celta has scored in every match but recorded their only clean sheet in the 2 – 0 win over Atletico. In two of the last three, their opponents scored over 2.5 goals.

Goals are a precious commodity in Getafe matches. The 1 – 1 draw at Alaves was the first of the Madrid team’s fixtures to see both teams score. Five of their six league matches featured exactly two goals with Getafe winning two by a 2 – 0 scoreline (D1, L2). They are, however, winless in two (D1, L1).

On the road, they have lost one of three (W1, D1) and are yet to concede over 2.5 goals in any match. None of their games this season saw over 2.5 goals, home or away.

Celta de Vigo Team News

David Junca is out injured with Junior Alonso set to deputise on the left with Pione Sisto featuring as the left-sided attacker as Sofiane Boufal is unlikely to beat a foot injury.

Crystal Palace Team News

Sergi Guardiola and Robert Ibanez both miss out due to injury. Ivan Alejo is fit once again but may play second fiddle to the midweek goalscorer Amath.

Form (Last six matches)

  • Celta de Vigo: DWWLDD
  • Getafe: LWDWLD

Head-to-Head

Celta are unbeaten in seven against Getafe (W4, D3) with only one of the last four featuring over 2.5 goals (W1, D3).

Getafe has never scored over 1.5 goals in the north-western Spanish city. Last season’s match finished all-square with a 1 – 1 draw. It was the first Getafe goal in three meetings with Celta.

Summary

Celta are unbeaten in their last 14 at Balaidos and have a strong home record against Getafe. Incentivised by the potential kudos of sitting in the Champions League places this evening, we expect a strong performance by the Galicians.

And whilst Getafe won 2 – 0 in Sevilla, they took just a point at Alaves. It suggests they will struggle in front of goal tonight with the match looking to be one where goals are few and far between.

Our tip:

Total Goals: UNDER 2.5 – 1.75 (3/4)

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