Competition: La Liga
Market: Over 1.5 goals
Chances: 4/9 @888sport
Hoping to find their way into the top half of the La Liga table on Saturday night, Celta Vigo will head to the RCDE stadium when they face Espanyol.
Starting with the hosts, while Espanyol may have claimed some much-needed momentum last month, Diego Martinez’s side have failed to maintain that momentum since early 2023. the usual 3-1 defeat, the Periquitos look firmly over their shoulder at the drop zone. Now suffering consecutive defeats in La Liga, the Catalan team kept only one point from slipping into the bottom three. With just a couple of wins in his last seven home games, Martinez will have a growing headache due to his team’s continued struggle on the defensive side. In fact, including a 2-1 defeat against Real Valladolid on 5 March, it should be noted that Espanyol have not been able to record a single clean sheet in La Liga since the end of January.
As for the guests, who showed a brilliant game last weekend, making their way to the home match against Rayo Vallecano with a score of 3: 0, the mood in the camp of Celta Vigo should be at the highest level. With just one point left to break into the first half, Carlos Carvalhal’s men should smell the chance to make another La Liga claim here. Similarly, after ending February with another 3-0 victory over Real Valladolid, the former Sheffield Wednesday boss saw his team lose only one of their seven home matches. With that streak marked by a remarkable 4-3 victory over Betis away last month, Celta have really gained a clinical lead in the final third. It should be noted that over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the last four matches between Saturday’s rivals, and at generous odds a similar outcome can be found.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals Espanyol vs Celta Vigo 4/9 in La Liga Saturday @ 888sport