Valencia vs Celta Vigo Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Spanish Primera
When is Valencia vs Celta Vigo on and what time does it start? Valencia vs Celta Vigo will take place on Saturday 25th November, 2023 – 15:15 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Valencia vs Celta Vigo? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Valencia vs Celta Vigo on in the UK? Valencia vs Celta Vigo will be televised live on LaLigaTV, but La Liga matches are also televised occasionally on Viaplay Sports and ITV
Where can I stream Valencia vs Celta Vigo in the UK? Valencia vs Celta Vigo can be streamed live on Viaplay, while ITV matches can be streamed live on ITVX
Off-field unrest and general fan protest remains the overall sentiment at Valencia but, coached by Ruben Baraja, a final day escape from relegation last season has been followed by an impressive start to this campaign. Performances have perhaps remained generally unconvincing but they are currently sitting inside the top-half of the table.
Valencia come into this one on the back of a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Real Madrid a couple of weeks ago, prior to the November international break. That hammering, though, came on the back of a five-match unbeaten run of form across all competitions, leaving them seemingly in contention for a top seven finish this season.
Rafa Benitez just about remains in charge of Celta Vigo but it has been a horrible start to his tenure at Balaidos. The Galicians return from the break sitting firmly in the bottom three and the relegation places in La Liga with just one victory in their opening 13 matches of the campaign and they have scored just 14 goals in that time, too.
Their performances have been slightly better than their results suggest but they are still struggling down at the bottom. The visitors come into this one on the back of a 4-3 defeat away to Athletic Club in a game whereby Iago Aspas missed a late penalty at three-all and then Athletic scored a 98th minute penalty for themselves.
THE TEAM NEWS
Ruben Baraja remains without long-term absentee Alberto Mari, whilst Selim Amallah is also injured and Andre Almeida is a doubt for the visit of Celta.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Mamardashvili; Correia, Mosquera, Gabriel, Gaya; Pepelu, Guerra; Perez, Lopez, Canos; Duro
UNAVAILABLE: Amallah (Injured), Mari (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Almeida (Injured)
Celta Vigo also have a couple of injury absentees, such as Hugo Sotelo and Joseph Aidoo. Former Celtic defender, Carl Starfelt, is a doubt, too.
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Vazquez, Starfelt, Nunez, Sanchez; Mingueza, Beltran, Dotor, Bamba; Strand Larsen, Aspas
UNAVAILABLE: Sotelo (Injured), Aidoo (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Starfelt (Injured)
Ahead of the season, much like it was last season, this would have been viewed as a probable six-pointer between two of Spain’s bigger but underperforming clubs. Valencia, though, have surpassed the early expectations, albeit with some fairly unconvincing performances so far this season. Celta, very much in the mould of a Benitez side, have lacked any real fluency or incision going forward so Valencia will be content at stifling a limited attacking side – despite their 4-3 loss a few weeks ago to Athletic. A low-scoring encounter, regardless of the match result, is to be expected at Mestalla this weekend.
BETTING TIP: UNDER 3.5 GOALS