Celta Vigo vs Leganes – Hosts to make it three wins in a row
Iago Aspas to fire Celestes past struggling visitors
Celta Vigo tipped to pick all three points against Leganes (Getty Images)
Celta Vigo vs Leganes Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
There is value on a home win as Celta Vigo host Leganes in a La Liga clash at the Estadio de Balaidos on Friday. The hosts are tipped to secure the victory with influential forward Iago Aspas set to shine.
FC Celta de Vigo Form & Team News
Celta Vigo have been plagued by inconsistency all season having claimed five wins and five defeats in 15 La Liga matches. However, they seem to be returning to their best under manager Miguel Cardoso having won their last two matches.
Celestes are coming off an impressive 3-2 victory away at Villarreal in their previous league outing. They went three goals up through strikes from Brais Mendez, Okay Yokuslu and Maxi Gomez and held on for the win despite conceding two late goals.
Despite Celta Vigo’s inconsistencies, Gomez and Iago Aspas are still having a great campaign with a combined 18 goals this season. Neither man goes for too long without finding the net and they will be hoping to improve their tally on Friday.
CD Leganes Form & Team News
Mauricio Pellegrino's team have struggled this season with just four wins in 15 La Liga matches. They have been hampered by their poor away form and are down in 16th with 17 points, three above the relegation zone.
Leganes were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Getafe last time out. They fell behind in the 39th minute but defender Allan Nyom struck the equaliser midway through the second half.
The visitors will be without Ruben Perez after the midfielder was shown a red card against Getafe. However, Guido Carrillo is set to start in attack as he looks to improve his tally of five goals this season.
Celta Vigo vs Leganes Head-to-Head
There have been only four matches involving Celta Vigo and Leganes with the wins evenly split at two each. Both teams won their home fixture last season with the two meetings ending 1-0.
Celta Vigo vs Leganes Match Up
Aspas and Gomez have impressed this season with a combined 18 goals in the La Liga. Both men are often tricky and difficult to handle and will be confident of getting the better of the Leganes backline.
The visitors rely heavily on Carrillo for goals, although the striker has scored just five times this season. He is unlikely to get much joy against the Celta Vigo defence.
Celta Vigo vs Leganes Key Statistics
- Celta Vigo have won their last 2 matches in La Liga.
- Celta Vigo have seen Over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (La Liga).
- Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas has scored 5 goals in his last 5 home matches (La Liga).
- Leganes have lost 7 of their last 10 away matches (La Liga).
Celta Vigo vs Leganes Verdict
Leganes have been poor on their travels and are likely to come away from the Balaidos empty handed. Celta Vigo are likely to win with Iago Aspas set to find the net.
Best Bet: Celta Vigo Win @ 1.84 – 5 Units
Value Bet: Celta Vigo Win & Over 2.5 goals @ 3.05 – 2 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Iago Aspas @ 2.30 – 2 Unit
First Goalscorer Tip: Iago Aspas @ 5.50 – 1 Unit