Being in a really big need of points at the moment Celta Vigo host Villarreal at the Balaidos in a game from the 28th round of La Liga. We will focus on this fixture in today’s soccer predictions for this week.
Why Celta need points right now? It’s simple – they are just one point ahead of the 18th Mallorca and the relegation zone. Last season Celta barely kept their place in the league and now their situation is pretty much similar. Can they make this final push again?
We must say that before the COVID-19 break Celta were in a good shape. They didn’t lose in five consecutive matches, winning two of them. That’s what helped them stay above the danger zone. But now everything is different because we are talking about three months without football here.
Sergio Alvarez is not avaliable for the hosts. The 33-years old goalkeeper is injured, so the manager Oscar Garcia can’t put him in the squad.
Villarreal are having a solid season so far. The Yellow Submarine is 8th in the league with 38 points, fighting for another qualification for the European competitions. Right now Villarreal are four points behind the 7th Valencia.
We can say that the COVID-19 break came in a pretty good moment for Villarreal as they have lost three consecutive times in the league. The manager Javi Calleja had the task to revive his team and push it to better results. It’d be interesting to see what he has done in this regard.
Calleja has some problems before this match, though. He’s suspended and can’t lead his team from the bench, while Ruben Pena, Ramiro Mori and Ramiro Guerra are all injured or suspended.
That’s our soccer predictions for this week for the La Liga fixture between Celta and Villarreal on Saturday. Who do you got here, pals?