Leganes vs Celta Vigo Match Preview & Prediction

Leganes vs Sevilla Match Preview & Prediction

Leganes vs Celta Vigo predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the Galicians aim to inch closer to safety.

Leganes vs Celta Vigo predictions

Leganes vs Celta Vigo Match Preview

Celta Vigo’s battle for survival heads to Madrid this weekend where they take on a Leganes side that are all but guaranteed to be playing top flight football again next season despite a slight downturn in their form. With tough games against Barcelona and away to Athletic following this, Celta could really do with winning this game although it’s never as simple as that at Butarque.

Leganes should basically be at full strength here but they haven’t had a good week so far losing to Villarreal and Athletic Club. Oscar Rodriguez is available for them following illness which is a boost and he should operate as the most attacking of the three central midfielders. Mauricio Pellegrino will have to choose who misses out up front out of Guido Carrillo, Youssef En-Nesyri and Martin Braithwaite.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who will be lining up in attack for Celta. Maxi Gomez and Iago Aspas are set to rekindle their strike partnership that has fired in 28 league goals so far this term. That’s not quite as good as last season but it would surely have been much greater had Aspas not missed the first few months of 2019 due to injury. It’s further back that Celta have problems but they have improved in all departments since the latest coaching switch.

Whatever happens, this is sure to be another nervy ninety minutes for Celta fans who watched on as a few of their relegation rivals won in midweek to pile the pressure back on the Galicians.

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Leganes vs Celta Vigo Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-1 Celta Vigo

At this point in the season, games like this are so often won by the team that really needs the result and that is unquestionably Celta Vigo here. They put in one of their better away performances of the season in midweek to draw at Espanyol and with Iago Aspas on the pitch, they could nick a priceless win here.

Leganes vs Celta Vigo H2H

  • Last 6 meetings: 3 Leganes Wins, 2 Celta Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Celta have won on 2 of their previous 3 visits to Butarque.
  • However they did lose 1-0 on their last visit last year.
  • The sides drew 0-0 when they met in December in Vigo.

One to Watch – Iago Aspas

Celta would be all but down already were it not for Iago Aspas this season. He has turned their season around with 6 goals in 5 games since his return from injury and there stands a good chance we could see some more heroics from Vigo’s favourite son here.

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Predicted Line Ups

Leganes Team:

Cuellar – Omeruo, Siovas, Bustinza – Nyom, Perez, Rodriguez, Vesga, Silva – Carrillo, En-Nesyri (3-5-2)

Celta Vigo Team:

Blanco – Mallo, Araujo, Cabral, Olaza – Boufal, Beltran, Lobotka, Boudebouz – Gomez, Aspas (4-4-2)

Preview via Daniel Garcia – Contact: daniel@laligaexpert.com

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