Eibar vs Celta Vigo predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups as the visitors aim for a much needed win in their relegation fight.
DATE/TIME – Sunday 3rd March, 12:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Ipurua
COMPETITION – La Liga
This is a fixture which has really favoured Celta Vigo in recent times. They were 4-0 winners when the sides met earlier this term but that scoreline wasn’t a completely fair reflection on the game and it certainly wasn’t a reflection on the respective quality of the sides. Eibar have been much the more effective team since then and they are rightly the favourites to win this.
Europa League qualification is not completely out of the question for Eibar and would cap what has been a miraculous rise for the Basque minnows. Their team now has much more quality than when they first came up and the midfield in particular has a nice balance to it. Marc Cucurella and former Celta man Fabian Orellana are effective, attacking widemen who are suited to Eibar’s style. Meanwhile Joan Jordan and Pape Diop have formed an effective partnership in the middle of the park.
Celta Vigo do have some big attacking weapons of their own but they have two major problems which suggest they are in real danger of relegation. The first is an injury relapse for star man Iago Aspas, who is both their biggest goal threat and main source of leadership. The second is their shaky defence which has been broken down far too easily at times.
The Galicians did pick up a rare clean sheet last time out at Alaves but Eibar are a more attack-minded team and could have a fair bit of joy in terms of exposing Celta’s weaknesses.
Eibar vs Celta Vigo Predictions
Score Prediction: 3-1 Eibar
Betting Tip: Eibar Win @ 1.8 with Spin Palace Sports (18+)
Eibar look capable of ending their poor run of results against Celta Vigo here. They essentially have their first choice eleven all fit and available. They always cause problems for teams at Ipurua and with La Liga’s most in-form marksman in the shape of Charles, you’d back them to finish those chances here.
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Eibar vs Celta Vigo H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 5 Celta Wins, 1 Eibar Win.
- Celta have won their last 5 matches against Eibar.
- That includes a 4-0 victory in the reverse fixture this term.
- Eibar’s last success was a 2-0 victory in Galicia in April 2017.
One to Watch – Charles
El Athletic, con Muniain; Kike y Charles, arriba en el Eibar https://t.co/nGgRa7G85h pic.twitter.com/U82PZ55ouf
— Servicio De Noticias (@SDN_ok) February 23, 2019
Charles has notched 10 goals in 10 games for Eibar so will be full of confidence ahead of this. Only 3 players have scored more goals in La Liga this term.
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Predicted Line Ups
Riesgo – Pena, Ramis, Arbilla, Cote – Orellana, Jordan, Diop, Cucurella – Charles, Sergi Enrich (4-4-2)
Celta Vigo Team:
Blanco – Hoedt, Costas, Araujo – Junca, Lobotka, Yokuslu, Mallo – Boufal, Gomez, Mendez (3-4-3)
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