Celta Vigo vs Cadiz Match Preview & Predictions

Celta Vigo vs Cadiz preview

Celta Vigo vs Cadiz match preview and predictions for Monday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the Galicians target a third straight win.

  • DATE: Monday 14th December 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: Balaidos

Celta Vigo vs Cadiz Preview

Celta Vigo vs Cadiz match preview
Celta stadium via juantiagues, CC BY-SA 2.0

The Monday night game in LaLiga comes from Balaidos. Things are suddenly looking up for Celta Vigo and the club is hoping to complete an excellent 24 hours here after their reserve team claimed a sweet victory by defeating Deportivo La Coruña’s first team in the Galician derby in the Segunda B on Sunday.

As for Celta’s first team, they are hoping to make it three wins on the spin here against Cadiz. It has been a terrific start for boss Eduardo Coudet. Celta have scored 7 goals in their 3 games so far under the new coach, more than they’d managed all season prior to his appointment. 

Goals from Hugo Mallo and Iago Aspas sealed a 2-0 victory at San Mames last time out. Brais Mendez, Nolito, Denis Suarez and Santi Mina also all started that game and despite what on paper was an ultra attacking line-up, Celta still managed to shut the opposition out and Coudet will be hoping for more of the same here.

He may need to think a bit more carefully about quite how to balance risk and reward in this game. Cadiz are clearly very happy to sit deep and play on the break and they might fancy their chances of doing that with some success against a Celta team that is committing lots of bodies forward.

A fascinating tactical duel could be the result. Cadiz boss Alvaro Cervera certainly outfoxed Ronald Koeman last weekend with Barcelona falling to a 2-1 defeat at the Ramon de Carranza. In doing so, Cadiz became the first ever newly promoted side to beat both Barcelona and Real Madrid in the first half of a Spanish league season. They will also take confidence into this game from having won 4 of their 6 away games so far this term.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Celta Wins, 2 Cadiz Wins.
  • This will be the first meeting since a Copa del Rey tie in 2016 which Celta won 5-0 on aggregate.
  • Celta have won their last 4 home games against Cadiz in all competitions.
  • Cadiz last tasted success here in 2005, winning 2-0 in a Segunda Division match in a season which saw both teams win promotion.

Team News

Jeison Murillo is suspended for the hosts. Okay Yokuslu is available again but may struggle to dislodge Peruvian international Renato Tapia.

Salvi Sanchez and Juan Cala are injury doubts for the visitors. Cervera will be reluctant to change too much from the team that defeated Barcelona.

Predicted Celta Starting Lineup:

Blanco – Olaza, Aidoo, Araujo, Mallo – Tapia – Nolito, Suarez, Mendez – Aspas, Mina (4-1-3-2)

Predicted Cadiz Starting Lineup:

Ledesma – Espino, Alcala, Fali, Iza – Jonsson, Augusto Fernandez – Iquierdo, Alex Fernandez, Perea – Negredo (4-2-3-1)

Celta Vigo vs Cadiz Predictions

Score Prediction: Celta 2-1 Cadiz

It’s going to be very interesting to see how Coudet approaches this. It seems like he is intent on playing positive football which should create opportunities for Cadiz to have more success on the counter. Celta do look like a revived force though under their new boss though and the honeymoon period could last a while longer with the Galicians capable of just getting the win here.

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk