Elche vs Celta Vigo Match Analysis & Prediction
06/01/2023 8:30 pm
Elche and Celta Vigo will go head to head at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on Friday with the sides looking to put an end to La Liga winless runs.
While the hosts have failed to pick up maximum points in 15 straight matches, the visitors aim to avoid their ninth staright game without a victory.
Elche are currently sitting rock-bottom in 20th place on four points through 15 matches, nine points behind their opponents in the safety of 17th place.
Los Franjiverdes suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid in their last league match at Estadio Civitas Metropolitano, extending their winless season start to 15 matches – with four draws and 11 losses.
A first home win of the La Liga campaign has so far proven elusive for Elche, who have two draws and five losses from seven matches, and they are in the midst of a seven-game home winless streak dating back to August 2022 against Almeria.
Meanwhile, Celta Vigo enter the contest off the back of a 3-1 defeat after extra time away at Espanyol in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday evening.
They played out a 1-1 draw against Sevilla at Abanca-Balaidos in their last league match to extend their winless run to eight, leaving them in 17th spot on 13 points through 15 matches.
Celta Vigo will now be looking to address a poor run of results away from home this season, where they have recorded one draw, five losses and just one win in league away matches.
They are looking to reverse a six-game away winless streak, having not won on the road since August 2022 against Girona.
Elche vs. Celta Vigo Head to head
In the previous 20 meetings between these two teams across two competitions, Elche have claimed six victories while Celta Vigo have won seven, and they have drawn in seven. Celta Vigo have scored 25 goals and conceded 22 in the process.
02/03/2015Celta Vigo1Elche1La Liga
06/11/2020Elche1Celta Vigo1La Liga
12/02/2021Celta Vigo3Elche1La Liga
03/10/2021Elche1Celta Vigo0La Liga
15/05/2022Celta Vigo1Elche0La Liga
Elche Team News
Elche have been led by Pere Milla and Ezequiel Ponce, with the former leading the club with three goals while the latter has scored on two occcasions.
Ponce started as a substitute last time out in the league, but could come into the side to partner Milla just behind Lucas Boye in the final third.
Elche's Last 5 Matches
02/12/2022Elche1West Bromwich Albion0Club Friendlies
08/12/2022Elche1Leeds United2Club Friendlies
20/12/2022Guadalajara0Elche3Copa del Rey
29/12/2022Atletico Madrid2Elche0La Liga
03/01/2023Ceuta1Elche0Copa del Rey
Celta Vigo Team News
Iago Aspas has been the most prolific player for Celta Vigo, scoring seven goals so far this season, and he is tied for fifth in the league’s scoring charts in 2022-23.
Looking to extend the gap to the relegation zone, the visitors are likely to line up in a 5-3-2 formation, with Aspas and Jorgen Strand Larsen leading the line.
Celta Vigo's Last 5 Matches
07/12/2022Celta Vigo1Boavista1Club Friendlies
13/12/2022Brentford1Celta Vigo3Club Friendlies
22/12/2022Gernika0Celta Vigo3Copa del Rey
30/12/2022Celta Vigo1Sevilla1La Liga
03/01/2023Espanyol(E)3Celta Vigo1Copa del Rey
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