Celta Vigo vs Cadiz: prediction, preview and team news
The Monday night game in LaLiga comes from Balaidos.
The 2020-21 edition of La Liga returns to the fold this weekend as Celta Vigo take on an in-form Cadiz outfit at the Balaidos on Monday. Celta Vigo have struggled this season and are in desperate need of a victory.
The home side have picked up back-to-back victories over Granada and Athletic Bilbao to move out of the relegation zone, while Cadiz, who are currently fifth in Spain’s top flight, continued their excellent start to the season with a 2-1 win over Barcelona last weekend.
Celta Vigo, on the other hand, have been well below their best this season and are dangerously close to the relegation zone at the moment. The Galicians are currently in 17th place in the La Liga table but made a massive statement with a 2-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao in their previous game.
It has been a terrific start for boss Eduardo Coudet. Celta have scored 7 goals in their 3 games so far under the new coach, more than they’d managed all season prior to his appointment.
Reason for Celta Vigo vs Cadiz predictions:
- Cadiz have lost just once in six La Liga away games this season.
- Celta Vigo were beaten in three of their last four La Liga home assignments.
- Cadiz are scoring 0.9 and conceding 1.08 goals per 90 minutes in La Liga since their promotion.
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Celta Wins, 2 Cadiz Wins.
- Cadiz last tasted success here in 2005, winning 2-0 in a Segunda Division match in a season which saw both teams win promotion.
Celta Vigo have played Cadiz on a total of six occasions in La Liga since the turn of the century and have won four games against their Spanish opponents. Cadiz have managed only two games against Celta Vigo and need to take it up a notch in this game.
This will be the first meeting since a Copa del Rey tie in 2016 which Celta won 5-0 on aggregate. Cadiz have improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years and have a point to prove in this match.
Celta Vigo have a strong squad but have not met expectations so far this season. The Galician giants have managed two La Liga victories on the trot and will want the likes of Iago Aspas and Nolito to be at their best this weekend.
Cadiz have been exceptional this season and will rely on veteran striker Alvaro Negredo to push them across the finish line yet again this weekend. Both teams are on a fairly even footing and are likely to share the spoils in this game.
Celta have shown a lot of improvement in their last two matches, but Cadiz’s away record this season is excellent, and the visitors will be full of confidence heading into this game, we are finding it difficult to separate the two sides on this occasion and are therefore backing a low-scoring draw.
Our Prediction: Celta Vigo vs Cadiz – Draw @ 3.65
Source: BetInAsia Black