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Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview

La Liga 2015-16
Celta Vigo
Real Club Celta de Vigo, S.A.D.
vs Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
Schedule
Saturday, 12 March 2016 at 17:15 GMT / 17:15 UK / 22:45 IST
Venue
Estadio Municipal de Balaídos, Vigo

Preview

Joel Amorim

Next Saturday, 12th of March 2016, a somewhat fragilized Celta de Vigo will measure forces with Real Sociedad at Los Balaídos for Round 29 of the Spanish Liga BBVA.

Will Celta de Vigo be able to bounce back after last weekend's major setback?
Will Celta de Vigo be able to bounce back after last weekend's major setback?

It is hard to describe what happened to Celta de Vigo at Santiago Bernabéu last Saturday’s afternoon. The Galician team put up a solid performance in the first-half of the match but Pepe’s goal before the break opened breaches into Eduardo Berizzo’s strategy. In the second-half, Celta de Vigo struggled to cope with Real Madrid’s attacking avalanche and ended defeated by 7-1. Four goals by Portuguese sharpshooter Cristiano Ronaldo have sunk the Galician vessel, imposing them their tenth defeat of the current season. Iago Aspas netted Celta’s lonely goal at Bernabéu last weekend, a lovely lob over Keylor Navas on minute 62’.

The upcoming match against Real Sociedad will certainly not be an easy one for the Galician team, especially if we have in mind that the last time the Basque team succumbed at Los Balaídos was back in 2008, in a Copa del Rey match. For next Saturday’s fixture, Eduardo Berizzo will not be able to rely on the services of Fabian Orellana, who is currently suspended. Andreu Fontás and Pablo Hernández will also miss out there because of injury.

As for Real Sociedad, after four consecutive wins, the Basque team is once again back to their inconsistent record. The 3-0 defeat at Vicente Calderón has clearly caused some damage in the team, that failed to overcome a relegation threatened Levante at Anoeta a few days later. An early goal by the Mexican centre back Diego Reyes, who is on loan from FC Porto, wasn’t enough to defeat a mighty Levante, who snatched the equalizer just ten minutes later by the versatile Brazilian forward Deyverson.

After some turbulent times, Real Sociedad are now in the ninth place of La Liga’s table and almost safe from relegation.

For next weekend’s visit to Galicia, Eusebio Sacristan will not be able to rely on the contribution of Esteban Granero, who is currently suspended. Sergio Canales, who is out with a long term injury, will also miss out there.

Celta de Vigo

Stats: W-2 L-2 D-1

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Real Sociedad

Stats: W-2 L-1 D-2

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Possible Line-ups

Celta de Vigo (4-3-3) - Sergio Alvarez - Mallo - Gómez - Cabral - Jonny - Wass - Diaz - Radoja - Guidetti - Nolito - Aspas

Real Sociedad (4-3-3) – Rulli - Elustondo - Reyes - I. Martínez - Berchichi - Illarramendi - Pardo - Prieto - Oyarzabal - Vela - Jonathas

Injury List / Suspended Players

Celta de Vigo - Andreu Fontas (inj) - Orellana (sus) - Pablo Hernández (inj)

Real Sociedad - Granero (sus) - Canales (inj)

Head-to-head matches:

31.10.15

PRI

Real Sociedad

Celta Vigo

2 : 3

07.02.15

PRI

Real Sociedad

Celta Vigo

1 : 1

13.09.14

PRI

Celta Vigo

Real Sociedad

2 : 2

12.04.14

PRI

Celta Vigo

Real Sociedad

2 : 2

23.11.13

PRI

Real Sociedad

Celta Vigo

4 : 3

League Positions

POSLPCLUBPWDLGFGAGDPTS
6Celta Vigo38179125159-860
9Real Sociedad38139164548-348
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Predictions

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  1. 1236 predictions (Pass rate: 66.67%)

    Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad Match Winner Prediction

    Pass

    Back in October, Celta de Vigo clawed a fantastic 3-2 win at Anoeta and they are certainly hoping to claim the three points once again next weekend. The recent record against Real Sociedad runs against them, but Celta de Vigo are favourite out there.

  2. 1236 predictions (Pass rate: 66.67%)

    Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad Predictable Goal Scorers

    Pass

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  3. 1236 predictions (Pass rate: 66.67%)

    Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad Half-Time Result

    Pass

    Draw or win for Celta de Vigo

  4. 1236 predictions (Pass rate: 66.67%)

    Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad - Both Teams to Score

    Fail

    It is more than likely that both teams will score next Saturday at Los Balaídos.

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