Getafe vs Celta Vigo Match Preview & Predictions

Getafe vs Celta Vigo predictions

Getafe vs Celta Vigo match preview and predictions for Wednesday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Celta target a 5th straight league win.

  • DATE: Wednesday 23rd December 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 17:30 (local time)
  • VENUE: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga

Getafe vs Celta Vigo Preview


Getafe vs Celta Vigo match preview

In-form Celta Vigo are the visitors to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on Wednesday to kick off the evening’s action in LaLiga. Getafe have been struggling but picked up a vital win last time out and that should restore some confidence heading into this game.

Cucho Hernandez set Geta on their way to a 2-0 win at Cadiz and those three points were the difference between ending the matchday in 11th place as opposed to 18th. It’s incredibly tight from mid-table down in Laiga and these two sides have both highlighted just how quickly you can drop or rise with a good or bad run of results.

Getafe really did need that win having gone 7 without victory prior to it in the league. Since beating Barcelona, they’ve taken just 1 point from 4 home league games with Granada, Sevilla and Villarreal all leaving the Coliseum with maximum points. They have been a bit unfortunate to lose some of those but Jose Bordalas has struggled to find the right formula in terms of creating chances and he’ll be hoping the trip to Cadiz was something of a turning point.

Celta have already quite clearly had their turning point moment with Oscar Garcia departing and Chacho Coudet coming in to revitalise this team. His honeymoon period sees no sign of fading with the Galicians having won all of their last four league matches, all by two clear goals or more.

Iago Aspas continues to underline his status as one of the most underrated players in the European game with 7 goals and 5 assists in LaLiga so far this term. He has been outstanding but the likes of Nolito and Brais Mendez are also coming to the party now. The latter scored both goals as Celta beat Alaves 2-0 last time out, a result which propelled them into the top eight.


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Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Getafe Wins, 3 Draws.
  • Getafe have won 4 of the last 6 meetings at the Coliseum.
  • Celta’s only recent victory here came via a 1-0 margin in February 2016.
  • There was only one goal in the two meetings last term, scored by Getafe in Vigo.

Team News

Chema and Mathías Olivera are both suspended for Getafe. Atleti loanee Victor Mollejo is their only injury doubt.

Santi Mina is the main absentee for Celta meaning Fran Beltran should get another start with Brais Mendez utilised in an attacking role again after his brace last time out.

Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:

Soria – Nyom, Djene, Cabaco, Suarez – Cucurella, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Cucho – Mata, Angel (4-4-2)

Predicted Celta Starting Lineup:

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


Getafe vs Celta Vigo Predictions


Score Prediction: Getafe 0-2 Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo are on fire at the moment and are playing with real belief for the first time in well over two years. While Getafe did find some overdue joy in the final third last time out, when you compare these two sides, it’s the visitors that boast much the greater goal threat and with Getafe really struggling for results at home, a 5th straight Celta win could be on the cards.

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