Celta Vigo vs Alaves predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Alaves travel to Vigo in need of 3 points to bolster their survival hopes.
|Saturday 7th May 2022
|18:30 (local time)
Celta Vigo vs Alaves Preview
On Saturday we are in Galicia as Celta Vigo host relegation threatened Alavés in the Estadio de Balaídos. We should be in for an eventful game in which anything could happen.
Celta look likely to finish in the bottom half of the league this season. Head Coach Eduardo Coudet was hoping his side would go one better than last season’s eighth position and get into Europe but with recent games not going their way, it is not going to happen.
In their last outing they drew 1-1 with Granada, equalising late on in stoppage time to snatch a draw. A top ten finish is still on the cards but Los Celestes need to get back to winning ways. In the last two games these sides have played here, Celta have scored eight in total and conceded no goals, which will fill them with confidence going into this match.
Alavés are in 19th and desperately need points. Head Coach Julio Velázquez said his side would fight right until the very end. A huge 2-1 win against Champions League semi-finalists Villarreal in their last outing shows that his side are up for the fight. Goals from Victor Laguardia and Gonzalo Escalante were enough for the three points.
That win will bring renewed confidence to the Alavés players. A win here would be huge and potentially could put them on the same number of points as Granada if they are to lose their game. Los Babazorros have given themselves a chance thanks to wins in 2 of their last 3 games and it is going to be a fascinating end to the season whatever happens.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Celta Wins, 1 Alaves Win, 1 Draw.
- Celta have won all of the last 4 meetings.
- That includes a 2-1 win in Vitoria earlier this season.
- Alaves have lost on 4 of their last 6 trips to Balaidos, but did win 1-0 here in 2018.
Celta Vigo vs Alaves Predictions
Score Prediction: Celta 1-2 Alaves
With that late goal Celta conceded in their last outing, all European hopes were finally squashed. Eduardo Coudet will need to find a way to motivate his players for a strong end to the season. Meanwhile Alavés are fighting tooth and nail for everything and will give everything in this match. If they match their performance from their last game, they could pick up all three points here.
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