Celta Vigo vs Getafe predictions and match preview for Monday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, team news and predicted lineups as matchday 11 concludes in Vigo.
|Date||Monday 24th October 2022|
|Kick-Off||21:00 (local time)|
Celta Vigo vs Getafe Preview
Monday’s fixture this week in LaLiga comes from Balaidos where Getafe are the visitors. Neither side takes good form into this, although it feels like Celta boss Chacho Coudet is the man under significantly more pressure.
5 defeats from 6 ensures that is the case and the most recent loss, by a 4-1 margin at newly promoted Real Valladolid, is the sort of result that will set the alarm bells ringing. In truth, it wasn’t quite as bad at the scoreline suggested. Indeed it was actually the second time this season that Celta have lost 4-1 whilst actually creating more xG than their opponents.
That’s a fairly remarkable stat and it does suggest that results will improve over a longer period. However the Celta board may be tempted to make a coaching change should they slip into a genuine relegation battle. They are not quite at that point yet but this does feel like the kind of game that Coudet really cannot afford to lose.
Quique Sanchez-Flores will be given more time to get Getafe moving in the right direction you’d imagine given the excellent job he did at the club last season. There is a bit of pressure starting to build though with Getafe’s early injury problems easing and results not significantly improving just yet.
They’ve taken just 2 points from their last 4 games, 3 of which were at home. The most recent was a creditable 2-2 draw against a relatively strong Athletic side but it’s probably fair to say that pre-season hopes of a top half finish are already being scaled down. Perhaps they were always a little bit over ambitious but it did feel like they’d recruited well and we are yet to see many major contributions from their new signings although there was a goal for Munir in midweek.
Team News & Possible Lineups
Possible XI: Marchesin – Galan, Nunez, Aidoo, Mallo – Beltran – Cervi, Veiga, Oscar – Aspas, Larsen (4-1-3-2)
Coach: Chacho Coudet
Possible XI: Soria – Mitrovic, Djene, Duarte – Angileri, Milla, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Damian – Unal, Mayoral (3-5-2)
Coach: Quique Sanchez Flores
Score Prediction: Celta Vigo 2-1 Getafe
Celta are at home at Balaidos and in need of a result to ease concerns about a potential relegation battle. We’ve been here before but fortunately Celta have their own hometown superhero to count on by the name of Iago Aspas. He has come to his team’s rescue in big games on so many occasions over the years and he could just be the player who makes all the difference here in what’s likely to be a fairly even game between two sides that are low on confidence.
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