Quique Sanchez Flores is facing a tough test, ahead of our Celta Vigo vs Espanyol preview and football odds, with the visitors’ form on the road in the Spanish top flight certainly not something to shout about in a positive way this season.
Celta Vigo have been in excellent form of late, despite a recent defeat on the road to Deportivo Alaves. Juan Carlos Unzue’s men have been exciting in attack and should pose a negative travelling outfit plenty of questions. Espanyol, meanwhile, are dreadful outside of Catalonia.
Our Celta Vigo vs Espanyol predictions are based off how poorly the away side travel, which makes going for a La Celeste win the only logical way to go in our La Liga predictions.
Espanyol will take some heart from the fact that they have been a real nuisance for Barcelona to deal with lately in the Copa del Rey and La Liga, but those positive results against the Blaugrana both came at Cornella.
Espanyol have won just one game on the road so far this season in La Liga, with Balaidos certainly not an easy place to go to. While Unzue’s Celta are not as reliant on their home form as Eduardo Berizzo’s version were, they can still take a lot of heart from playing in Galicia in front of their own fans.
10Bet offers the best odds on the home side taking three points, which looks incredibly likely given their recent form. A recent trip to Mendizorroza ended a three-game winning run in the Spanish top flight, with the likes of Levante, Real Sociedad and Real Betis falling to defeat against La Celeste in 2018 so far.
Celta have lost just one of their last seven home games in all competitions, with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid both failing to take all three points on their trips to Balaidos in January. Unzue will know that his team should have the measure of an inconsistent Espanyol side.
Our Celta Vigo vs Espanyol bets do back the away side to hit the back of the net, however. Gerard Moreno is a real threat up top, with the driving runs of both Sergio Garcia and Leo Baptistao sure to cause problems on the counter-attack too with their pace and power. Celta leave gaps at the back and these can be exploited.
Sunbets offer the best odds on both teams hitting the back of the net on Sunday evening, with the hosts keeping just one clean sheet in their last eight consecutive attempts at home in the Spanish top flight. While Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez are scoring for fun at the other end, defensively they are having a tough time of it this campaign.
Our Celta Vigo vs Espanyol betting tips suggest although the Catalan visitors will be capable of causing Celta a few problems, the form that the hosts are currently in should be more than enough to help them find their way through against a very negative and defensive visiting outfit.