Celta Vigo vs Valencia; 20:45
Knowing the coach of Celta Vigo from Ligue 1, I know very well how he wants to play and what are pros and cons of his style. I am probably one of the rare people thinking, that he could do very good things in Ligue 1 if Nantes kept him a bit longer, and I do believe that he is a quality coach, one of these from new generations who wants to have possession, who wants to play football, create chances, and simply make players enjoying their time on the pitch. Question is how it is with the work rate of players and how developed they are to his tactic ideas as it is very hard to work fine in defense with this style. Therefore I am not surprised to see Celta with goal difference 31-32, being the second-best scoring team and fourth worst when it comes to conceding goals. Only Barcelona scored more goals than Celta in La Liga this season. Valencia on the other side is the team with only 17 goals scored and the same number of conceded, but they are an away side in this match and after a 3-0 win against Gijon in Copa del Rey, I believe that they will come in Vigo to score goals not to play sort of “stupid” match once again. With individuals as they have, they should be at least at the 30 goals in this season, but they had a pretty bad start, having problems with the form. Well, if they will want to stay in the match against Celta, I think that they will have to score not just one, but two goals, so I think that there is value on goals market. My advice is to take over 2,5 goals at odds around 2,16!
Celta will miss defender Costas, midfielder Yokuslu and forward Aspas.
Valencia is coming without midfielder Kondogbia and winger Guedes. Due to transfer issues, they cannot count on forward Batshuayi as well.