Malaga vs Celta Vigo Prediction, Preview, Lineups, H2H & Betting Tips
This Sunday’s La Liga schedule will be wrapped up at the “La Rosaleda” where Malaga host to Celta Vigo. Read more in our free betting tips and predictions.
H2H History: Malaga vs Celta Vigo
Malaga will rely on their excellence when it comes to a home match vs Celta de Vigo in the last three La Liga campaigns. Malaga won each one and improves the winning margin with every next year, starting from 1:0 in December 2014 to 3:0 early in May this year. However, guests from Vigo have lost just two times in previous 11 visits prior to Malaga’s current streak. Moreover, Celta were winners in their last three home matches against the Andalusians, likewise Malaga. This basically means that the home side is inevitably the winning side in the last six meetings between Malaga and Celta.
La Liga: Malaga vs Celta Vigo 29.10.2017
Malaga lives a horrible nightmare and the Andalusians are obviously finding themselves in a deep crisis, winning only a point in 9 La Liga rounds. This places them on the last position and to make overall situation even more embarrassing, Malaga suffered another setback in the midweek Spanish Cup round when they lost 2:1 to Numancia, conceding two late goals respectively in the 93rd and 95th minutes. Of course, there is a second leg scheduled for one month later but such a comeback came as another massive blow over Malaga’s morale and another wrong step can be the last one for Míchel in charge. The former Real Madrid midfielder, Spanish international, and also a coach of Getafe, Sevilla, Olympiacos, and Marseille, took Malaga’s helm in March, but after all these results we highly doubt he will complete his full contract, which is until 30 June 2018.
The Galicians are heading to Malaga after a midweek triumph in Eibar (1:2), which was their third consecutive away win and second over Eibar for that period.
Celta must work over their home form as “The Celestes” have won just one out of five La Liga games at the “Balaídos” and that was against another struggling side – 1:0 vs Deportivo Alaves in September. That win has been followed by two disappointing draws vs Getafe (1:1) and Girona (3:3), where Celta was ahead until the 86th minute in both occasions, as well as a loss to Atletico Madrid (0:1) last Sunday. All these results are placing Celta among the midtable teams before round 10 to begin, occupying the 10th position with 11 points.
Match Preview: Team News, Squads and Missing Players
Malaga will try to resurrect and this looks extremely difficult, especially without some key figures. Diego Rolan misses out with a hamstring injury as the Uruguayan has scored 50% of the overall four goals for Malaga in the La Liga. The Venezuelan forward Adalberto Penaranda should replace him on top of Malaga’s 4-2-3-1 formation.
Left-back Federico Ricca and central midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic are still injured and Michel hopes to end the list with their names. Unfortunately, goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez missed the last two games and if he is not ready to play, Andres Prieto should replace him once again. Central defenders Diego Gonzalez and Miguel Torres are doubtful as well, but Paul Baysse and Luis Hernández would be the first-choice duo anyway.
Celta travels with less injury concerns – experienced Argentine defender Facundo Roncaglia remains sidelined. Nevertheless, Gustavo Cabral, Sergi Gomez and Andreu Fontas are all options and compete for the two centre-back positions, so Juan Carlos Unzue shouldn’t worry about that zone.
Goalkeeper Ruben Blanco already served his suspension after he was sent-off against Las Palmas and is expected to return here. Thus Sergio Alvarez should sit on the bench.
Malaga vs Celta Vigo Prediction and Betting Tips
Our betting prediction goes on the away side – 1X2 Betting. Celta Vigo looks capable enough to cause another woeful evening for the hosts. Malaga’s performances are just devastating and they will hardly find a way out exactly against Celta, who are doing relatively well in the past few weeks and can boast with a dangerous attacking trio Pione Sisto, Iago Aspas, Maximiliano Gomez.
Possible Lineups of Malaga and Celta Vigo
Venue: “Estadio La Rosaleda”, Malaga.
Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre.
Malaga CF: Andres Prieto – Juankar, Luis Hernández, Paul Baysse, Roberto Rosales – Esteban Rolon, Recio – Chory Castro, Juanpi Añor, Keko – Adalberto Peñaranda. (4-2-3-1)
Celta de Vigo: Ruben Blanco – Jonny Castro, Gustavo Cabral, Sergi Gomez, Hugo Mallo – Daniel Wass, Stanislav Lobotka, Pablo Hernandez – Pione Sisto, Iago Aspas, Maximiliano Gomez. (4-3-3)