Eibar vs Celta Vigo predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two sides from the north of Spain clash at Ipurua.
Eibar vs Celta Vigo Preview
There was late drama involving both of these sides in midweek and both head into this game in better spirits than they might have. Eibar staged an incredible comeback to come from 2-0 down to beat Sevilla 3-2. Celta Vigo meanwhile scored a 95th minute equaliser through Santi Mina to salvage a point from their home game with Espanyol.
There will be things to worry about for both coaches heading into this game despite those late rescue acts. Eibar were atrocious at times in the First Half against Sevilla, gifting their opponents several clear chances through individual and collective defensive errors. However something clearly clicked in the second period as Eibar clinched their first win of the season to ease some of the fears that a relegation battle at Ipurua was most likely brewing.
Celta Vigo had high hopes that they’d be at least clear of the relegation scrap this time around and while the fans were delighted by some of the business they did in the summer, they will be less than thrilled with their results so far. They’ve won just once and have only 6 points to show for their efforts. Curiously talisman Iago Aspas is also yet to open his account for the new season having netted 62 times over the past 3 seasons in La Liga.
He does have different players around him this term and Celta’s failure to see off the likes of Espanyol and Granada at home may point to some slight teething problems as this team attempts to gel together. They will know what kind of football they are likely to be on the end of here from Eibar who will be hoping that Thursday’s comeback will prove a definitive turning point in their campaign.
Eibar vs Celta Vigo Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-2 Draw
This is another tricky game to call. Eibar are always a threat from set-pieces and from whipping balls into the box but the way they defended the other night, there should be plenty to encourage the visitors. Celta do tend to enjoy life against this opposition and they look capable of getting something from a game which may serve up a few goals.
Eibar vs Celta Vigo H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 1 Eibar Win, 5 Celta Wins.
- Eibar were 1-0 winners in this fixture last season.
- However Celta had reeled off 5 straight wins against the Basque club prior to that.
- They’ve won on 3 of their previous 6 trips to Ipurua.
Next up in La Liga: Alaves vs Mallorca
Predicted Line Ups
Dmitrovic – Tejero, Ramis, Arbilla, Cote – Blasis, Exposito, Alvarez, Orellana – Kike, Charles (4-4-2)
Celta Vigo Team:
Blanco – Olaza, Araujo, Aidoo, Mallo – Rafinha, Yokuslu, Lobotka, Mendez – Mina, Aspas (4-4-2)