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Celta Vigo vs Elche Predictions & Tips - Celta to bounce back in La Liga

  • Celta Vigo vs Elche predictions for Friday’s La Liga match
  • Match is being played at 8pm GMT at Abanca-Balaídos
  • Celta Vigo have won 4 of their last 6 home matches
  • I am backing Celta Vigo to win and Iago Aspas to score
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Iago Aspas has scored 2 goals in his last 3 home matches (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 10 Feb 2021
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Celta Vigo vs Elche Predictions

Celta Vigo can get back to winning ways against an Elche side destined for relegation. Iago Aspas is backed to return to scoring ways and steer his side to victory.

  • Celta Vigo have won 4 of their last 6 home matches (La Liga).
  • Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas has scored 2 goals in his last 3 home matches (La Liga).
  • Elche have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches (La Liga).
  • Elche have lost 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Elche have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 away matches (La Liga).

Head to Head

Celta Vigo have a 13-12 advantage against Elche with 12 draws in 37 matches.

Celta Vigo Form

Celta Vigo went on a great run after Eduardo Coudet replaced Óscar García as manager in November. The Galician club won six of seven matches including four straight wins to nil.

The loss of influential attacker Iago Aspas to injury coincided with a dip in form. Celta lost four straight matches including 5-2 at Ibiza in the Copa del Rey.

Celta Vigo snapped the run with a 1-1 draw against Eibar and 0-0 draw at Granada. Their last match was a 2-2 draw at Atletico Madrid with substitute Facundo Ferreyra rescuing a point in the 89th minute.

Celta Vigo Injuries & Team News

David Juncà remains out injured with Aarón Martín to continue at left back.

Argentine attacking midfielder Augusto Solari is getting close to a start after being signed from Racing Club.

Facundo Ferreyra scored off the bench in his Celta debut but might have to wait longer before a start.

Elche Form

Elche are in the relegation zone after three wins in their opening 20 matches. They haven’t won in La Liga since 23 October.

Jorge Almirón’s side were completely outplayed in a 2-0 home defeat to Barcelona and 1-0 defeat at Valencia.

Elche competed well at home against Villarreal on Saturday, overturning a 2-0 deficit with Guido Carrillo and Lucas Boyé on target.

Elche Injuries & Team News

Elche winger Fidel is out with a muscle injury.

Defenders Gonzalo Verdú, Antonio Barragán and attacking midfielder Tete Morente are available after suspension.

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Elche are heading towards relegation and Celta can build on a positive result at Atletico Madrid. Iago Aspas will be fully fit now and can get back to scoring ways at Balaídos.

Best Bet: Celta Vigo Win Full Time Result @12/23 at Unibet - 5 Units
Value Bet: Celta Vigo Win To Nil Win To Nil @6/5 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Iago Aspas Anytime Goalscorer @50/49 at Unibet - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Iago Aspas First Goalscorer @3/1 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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