Celta Vigo vs. Valencia 9/19/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Celta Vigo 0-1-0, Valencia 1-0-0
9/19/20 3 pm
Over 2.5 (+100), Under 2.5 (-125) Click Here for the Latest Odds
Celta Vigo is welcoming Valencia to Municipal de Balaidos in round 2 in Spanish LaLiga.
Celta is in solid form, and they haven’t lost any of their last 4 games. Last season, Celta was able to stay outside the relegation zone, but they have the team to do so much more. In their opening game of the season against Eibar on the road last weekend, Celta has had 50% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and low 57% of the correct passes. Celta was a slightly better team in this game, but they weren’t able to score a goal, and this match ended on a 0-0 draw. Celta is still waiting to score their first goal of the season, but on the plus side, Celta hasn’t conceded a goal in their opening game. Alvarez and Blanco are both injured, and they will miss this game. Celta was incredibly sloppy in their first game, but coach Garcia is doing a decent job since he was signed back in November of 2019, especially on the defensive end, but Celta has got their offense going otherwise this will be another disappointing season for them.
Valencia hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games while winning 4 of said 5 games. During this stretch, Valencia has scored 10 goals, while conceding 4 goals. In their opening game if the season, Valencia was playing against Levante at home, and they have had 44% of ball possession in that game, 8 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 81% of the correct passes. This was an exciting game, and the first half ended in a 2-2 draw. Valencia was the better team in the second half, and they have scored 2 more goals, which was enough for a 4-2 victory for Valencia. Manu Vallejo has scored 2 goals for Valencia so far, while Gomez and Paulista added 1 goal each. Lee has added 2 assists, while Cheryshev added 1 more assist. Gameiro, Cillessen, Soler, Mangala, and Jason are all injured for Valencia. There have been a lot of changes in Valencia over the summer, and they have sold some of their best players starting with Dani Parejo, their former captain, Rodrigo, Torres, Coquelin, and Garay, all the players that were in the starting lineups over the last few seasons. The biggest problem for Valencia at the moment is that they haven’t signed any new notable players, and they are starting this season with a new coach, but hey, Valencia has won their first game of the season, and at least for now, Valencia is at the top of the standings. I think the depth will be the biggest problem for Valencia as the season goes on, and we will see if Valencia can stay consistent.
Valencia is in far better form than Celta Vigo, but strangely, they are not the favorites here. It seems that even bookies think this Valencia team is a fluke. I think Celta is actually the better team, but instead of the winner, I will pick something on goals here.