Sevilla vs Celta Vigo predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Celta seek a second victory in Seville already in 2022.
|Saturday 22nd January 2022
|18:30 (local time)
Sevilla vs Celta Vigo Preview
Sevilla’s bid to stay on the heels of leaders Real Madrid sees them face another home game this week as they entertain Celta Vigo at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. The Andalusians have had a difficult week or so for a variety of reasons and could do with a morale boosting win here.
Last weekend brought with it the big Seville derby Copa del Rey clash which ended in defeat behind closed doors a day after Joan Jordan was hit by an object from the crowd. That should at least free up some space on their calendar to allow them to concentrate on their campaign in LaLiga where they appear to be the only genuine challengers to Real Madrid.
Their chances of a long overdue league title were dealt a blow in midweek though as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Valencia. While it wasn’t a terrible result by any means, Julen Lopetegui would have sensed it was something of an opportunity missed with Sevilla spurning some good chances to win the game in the Second Half against a Valencia side that finished the game with 10 men.
They are up against an unpredictable Celta Vigo side who are dangerous on their day and have already left Seville with three points in 2022 having surprisingly won 2-0 at Betis earlier this month. Indeed they are in pretty good overall form right now with 4 wins from their last 7 league games including a relatively comfortable 2-0 home win against Osasuna in midweek.
There are some more positives for Chacho Coudet to focus on now and he has certainly ridden out the storm from earlier in the campaign when it was starting to look like teams had figured his tactics out a bit. They’ve been better defensively of late with only 2 goals conceded in their last 5 games and young holding midfielder Fran Beltran deserves credit for having stepped up and successfully filled the boots of Peruvian international Renato Tapia in recent games.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Sevilla Wins, 2 Celta Wins, 1 Draw.
- Sevilla have won all of the last 3 meetings.
- They won twice in Vigo in 2021 following on from a 4-2 win at the RSP in late 2020.
- Sevilla have won 5 of their last 6 home games against Celta.
Morocco have qualified for the AFCON last 16, so Sevilla will still be missing Bono, Youssef En-Nesyri and Munir. Jules Kounde, Marko Dmitrović, Nemanja Gudelj and Ludwig Augustinsson have been carrying injuries and will be assessed.
Celta Vigo are expecting to have a fully fit squad from which to choose.
Sevilla vs Celta Vigo Predictions
Score Prediction: Sevilla 1-1 Celta Vigo
This could be a really tricky game for Sevilla with Celta Vigo in good form and strong on the road where they’ve won more than they’ve lost in LaLiga this term. The hosts are on the back of a draining week and are missing players to a combination of injuries and AFCON duty while the uncertainty surrounding Diego Carlos’ future isn’t exactly helpful either. Celta may just nick a point to further damage Sevilla’s title hopes.
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