Alaves and Celta Vigo will lock horns this Saturday in the La Liga at the Mendizorroza with both teams looking to move further away from the relegation zone. They are a point different at 14 and 13; Alaves having played 13 matches one match less their opponents.
The Basques made a slow start to the season, but they remain undefeated in the previous five league fixtures coming to this match a run that has lifted them into mid-table in the standings three points clear of the relegation zone.
The hosts have won 4 matches drawn 2 and lost 7 in the 13 fixtures played so far with 14 points with the game in hand. Two of the three wins in their last five fixtures have been on home soil and there have been recorded 3 victories here at Mendizorroza and have been the last three home games.
The Basques now come from an entertaining 2-2 draw away against the top spot Sevilla last weekend extending their unbeaten run but nearly took all the three points. Victory for Alaves this weekend would keep their momentum heading to their next two league fixtures against relegation candidates Granada and Getafe matches they will possibly win.
Celta Vigo similarly come from an 3-match unbeaten run and have failed to win any of their last four league matches and have three successive draws. The visitors have been involved in Rayo Vallecano and Barcelona draws before the last time out they snatched a point in the 1-1 draw against the draw specialists, Villarreal with Brais Mendez netting a 72nd-minute equalizer.
Vigo will be desperate to return to winning ways this weekend and Celta Vigo are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches coming to this and can take some confidence. With the match’s victory could see them climb as high as 12th in the table.
Alaves vs Celta Vigo head to head
In the previous 6 matches the hosts here have won twice with 1 draw while the visitors have won 3 times. Alaves haven’t lost in their last 5 games whereas Celta Vigo haven’t won in their last 4 games.
- Alaves 1-3 Celta Vigo 04/04/21
- Celta Vigo 2-0 Alaves 20/12/20
- Celta Vigo 6-0 Alaves 21/06/20
- Alaves 2-0 Celta Vigo 20/10/19
- Alaves 0-0 Celta Vigo 23/02/19
- Sevilla 2-2 Alaves
- Alaves 2-1 Levante
- Barcelona 1-1 Alaves
- Alaves 1-0 Elche
- Cadiz 0-2 Alaves
- Celta Vigo 1-1 Villarreal
- Celta Vigo 3-3 Barcelona
- Vallecano 0-0 Celta Vigo
- Celta Vigo 0-2 Real Sociedad
- Getafe 0-3 Celta Vigo
Alaves team news
Defender Ximo Navarro should be the only absentee in the home team.
Celta Vigo team news
Hugo Mallo misses the match through injury while Renato Tapia is banned.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance (Draw/Celta to win)
- Goals over 2.5
- Both sides to score.