Celta Vigo vs Girona Match Analysis & Prediction
23/05/2023 8:30 pm
Girona will continue their battle to secure a European finish in La Liga when they travel to face a struggling and out-of-form Celta Vigo side on Tuesday night.
The visitors are currently eighth in the table, two points behind seventh-placed Athletic Bilbao, while Celta Vigo find themselves in 14th place and just four points above the relegation zone with three matches remaining.
Celta Vigo suffered their fourth straight league defeat on Saturday, losing 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao, with Alex Berenguer scoring the decisive goal of the game in the early stages of the second half.
The Sky Blues have a huge game away to fellow strugglers Cadiz next Sunday before finishing their campaign at home to the champions Barcelona on June 4, and they will not want to enter the encounter with Xavi’s side needing to pick up a positive result to secure survival.
Carlos Carvalhal’s side, who have not played outside of La Liga since 2012, actually have the third-worst home record in top-flight this season, picking up just 23 points from 17 matches.
Girona are firmly in the mix for a European finish in La Liga, currently sitting eighth in the table, just two points behind seventh-placed Athletic Bilbao in a battle for a spot in the playoff round of the Europa Conference League.
The White and Reds won three straight matches against Real Madrid, Sevilla and Mallorca between April 25 and May 4, before drawing 2-2 with Real Sociedad, but they will enter this game off the back of a 2-1 defeat to Villarreal.
Michel’s side have two tough matches to finish the season, hosting Real Betis next Sunday before travelling to Osasuna on June 4.
Girona have enjoyed a brilliant campaign regardless of whether they can finish seventh, but they have lost their last two La Liga matches against Celta Vigo, including a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Celta Vigo vs. Girona Head to head
In the 14 previous meetings between these two teams, Celta Vigo have claimed seven victories while Girona have won four, and they have drawn in three. Girona have scored 19 goals and conceded 21 in the process.
29/09/2017Celta Vigo3Girona3La Liga
27/02/2018Girona1Celta Vigo0La Liga
17/09/2018Girona3Celta Vigo2La Liga
20/04/2019Celta Vigo2Girona1La Liga
26/08/2022Girona0Celta Vigo1La Liga
Celta Vigo Team News
Celta Vigo are expected to be without the services of Agustin Marchesin and Iago Aspas through injury, but Renato Tapia is available after serving a suspension against Athletic Bilbao.
Fran Beltran had to be substituted in the first half of Saturday’s game through injury, and the midfielder is set to miss out here, so Gabri Veiga is likely to drop back into a deeper position.
Celta Vigo's Last 5 Matches
26/04/2023Celta Vigo1Elche0La Liga
30/04/2023Villarreal3Celta Vigo1La Liga
03/05/2023Getafe1Celta Vigo0La Liga
14/05/2023Celta Vigo1Valencia2La Liga
20/05/2023Athletic Bilbao2Celta Vigo1La Liga
Girona Team News
Girona’s Oriol Romeu will return to the squad after missing out against Villarreal through suspension, but Aleix Garcia, Borja Garcia, Toni Villa and Ibrahima Kebe are still sidelined through injury.
Valentin Castellanos has scored 13 league goals this season and will again feature in the final third of the field, with Yan Couto and Rodrigo Riquelme set to play in the wide positions.
Girona's Last 5 Matches
25/04/2023Girona4Real Madrid2La Liga
13/05/2023Real Sociedad2Girona2La Liga
Celta Vigo vs. Girona: Odds and Predictions
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