Competition: La Liga
Market: Celta Vigo win
Chances: 4/7 @888sport
Seeking to celebrate their return after the international break on home soil, Celta Vigo will meet Almeria at Balaidos on Sunday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Celta Vigo could face a major uphill battle if they want to claim a prominent place in Europe this season, Carlos Carvalhal’s team did enter the international break on a wave of momentum. He was last seen on 18 March heading towards a 3-1 win away to Espanyol. The former Sheffield Wednesday boss needs to find the mood in his camp at the highest level. Aiming for the top spot this year, the Sky Blues have also only lost one of their eight previous La Liga matches, a streak that starts on January 20. With their conspicuous flurry underscored by the customary 3-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano, it should also be noted that Celta Vigo open Sunday’s clash in the midst of a five-match unbeaten streak. By all appearances, Carvalhal’s team has found a serious clinical advantage in the last third, and here they should have a chance.
On the away side, while Almeria could have returned to La Liga this season, La Union have struggled to find any sort of stability on either side of the World Cup winter break. Heading to Balaidos on Sunday afternoon, sitting in the drop zone, Ruby’s team has won just one win in any of their last eight top-flight matches, a streak that dates back to January 27th. With their recent troubles marked by a remarkable 6-2 away at Girona, the former Espanyol boss certainly has a huge amount of pressure on his shoulders. Although Almeria may have been last seen heading into the international break with a 1-1 draw at home against Cadiz, Ruby’s side have developed a reputation for their egregious away struggle. Having failed to pick up a single La Liga win outside of Andalusia this season, we are backing a home win here.
Bet: Celta Vigo beat Almeria 4/7 in Sunday’s La Liga clash @ 888sport