Cadiz vs Celta Vigo match preview and predictions for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two mid-table sides meet.
|Sunday 18th April 2021
|18:30 (local time)
|Ramon de Carranza
Cadiz vs Celta Vigo Preview
Cadiz play host to Celta Vigo this weekend in LaLiga and for perhaps the first time this season, they will be able to relax to some extent with survival now looking more or less guaranteed. They are 9 points clear of the bottom three with only 8 games to go and would leapfrog their opponents and climb into the top half with victory here.
A top half finish would perhaps flatter Cadiz slightly but in recent weeks they have looked more like the side that came flying out of the traps on their long awaited return to the top flight. They come into this game following back-to-back wins over Valencia and Getafe and having collected 10 points from their last 5 league games.
That puts them in a position where they can start to make some summer plans and while funds are likely to be tight, you’d imagine they will be keen to bring in some firepower to help out Alvaro Negredo who turns 36 this summer. Most of all, Cadiz fans will be getting excited about the chance to return to the Ramon de Carranza next season with their club still in the Primera and in many respects, all the buzz and excitement of a newly promoted team is still likely to be evident, despite it being their second season back.
As for Celta Vigo, fans of the Galician club will also be seeing light at the end of the tunnel after a dark few years. Chacho Coudet has done a good job so far and they have been both easy on the eye, and mostly successful on the pitch, at least by the standards of recent years. There will be no last day brushes with relegation this term but a 4-3 defeat on Monday night against Sevilla more or less rules them out of European contention.
Motivation could become an issue as the season drags on, although talisman Iago Aspas will be hoping to end the season well as he pushes for a Euro 2020 call-up despite having been excluded from recent squads. As the only player to have reached double figures for both goals and assists in LaLiga this season, he is certainly making a strong case for selection!
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Cadiz Win, 5 Celta Wins.
- Celta were convincing 4-0 winners in the reverse fixture earlier this term.
- They’ve won all of the last 4 meetings between the clubs.
- Cadiz haven’t beaten Celta since a 3-1 home win in the Segunda Division in 2009.
Alex Fernandez is a doubt for Cadiz but they will be at full strength otherwise.
Facundo Ferreyra and Santi Mina are both doubts for the visitors.
Predicted Cadiz Starting Lineup:
Villar – Martin, Murillo, Araujo, Mallo – Tapia – Beltran, Suarez, Mendez – Nolito, Aspas (4-1-3-2)
Predicted Celta Vigo Starting Lineup:
Ledesma – Espino, Fali, Cala, Iza – Jairo, Jonsson, Jose Mari, Salvi – Sobrino, Negredo (4-4-2)
Cadiz vs Celta Vigo Predictions
Score Prediction: Cadiz 2-3 Celta Vigo
This could be a pretty open game with not much pressure on either side. Celta have been in good form on their travels of late and have netted a total of 7 in their last 2 away games. Their attacking instincts should open up chances for Cadiz to employ their counter-attacking style but the visitors have a bit more quality in the final third and may edge it.
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