Celta vs Valencia by Jimeno
Celta had all the chances to get all three points away to Las Palmas and made a perfect start with three goals lead after twenty minutes of play, but with how the game have developed later on - they could very well be satisfied with a point taken in the end.
Wass and Aspas with two goals brought the team from Vigo to a 3:0 lead, but since then they were oriented on defensive performances and brought themselves into the problems with a very passive behavior. Hosts reduced the deficit in 52nd minute via Bigas, while the visiting side stood playing with a man less in next ten minutes when Gomez got excluded. They were even more passive from that moment on and the hosts were able to level up the result via Viera and Boateng only few minutes later, attacking to get the victory, but without change on the scoreline.
Celta should be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation with Aspas as central striker and Bongonda, Hernandez and Sisto as offensive midfielders. Right full back Hugo Mallo (11/2) is suspended, same as central defender Sergi Gomez (7/0). Offensive midfielder Orellana (5/2) is doubtful but with chances to play.
Valencia can't be fully satisfied with a point earned away to Deportivo La Coruna, but with the way they played - they should be content with the draw. Hosts looked somehow more concrete and were hurting them a lot on the counter attacks, while Valencia tried with a lot of slow build-in play that didn't produce enough chances.
Players of Deportivo took the lead at the end of the first halftime via Colak, while the guests leveled up the result in 56th minute via Rodrigo, without being able to get the things in front of opponents goal's more concrete later on. After this result, Valencia remained very low at the table, having only ten points so far, which is just a point more than red zone placed Gijon - surely not a positive atmosphere is in front of them and the side would need a victory here badly.
Visitors from Valencia will be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation with Rodrigo as central striker, plus Haddadi, Medran and Nani as offensive midfielders. Left full back Jose Gaya (9/0) is still having some problems and remains doubtful for this one. Central midfielder Enzo Perez (9/0) is suspended this time.
- Celta Vigo have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (La Liga).
Both teams will be going after a three pointer here. Valencia is undefeated in last three matches on the road and the team will be trying to attack here as well, while Celta also has plenty of options and quality upfront. I definitely see both teams scoring here and three goals being scored should be just a matter of time for two so interesting sides.