ESPANYOL VS CELTA VIGO (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 24.04.2019

Espanyol have climbed into the top-ten after a run of four La Liga (LL) matches unbeaten (W2, D2) and just two losses across their last 12 LL games. However, with 48 goals scored against them, the hosts still possess the fifth-worst defensive LL record this season.
They have also conceded in each of their last nine competitive home games, though they often give as good as they get against Celta Vigo, with five of the last six H2Hs seeing both teams score. Notably, the opening scorer saw their efforts quashed by an equaliser in four of those fixtures.
After picking up ten points from a possible 15, Celta Vigo’s form has much improved of late. The Galician side have scored two or more in four of their last five fixtures, with nine of their 11 goals during that period arriving after the break.
However, they are winless on the road since December (D2, L7), and with only two away victories all season, Celta stand as LL’s second-worst travellers ahead of kick-off. Moreover, the visitors have won just 12.5% of their LL matches this season when starting as the away outsider: W2, D4, L10.
Players to watch: Seven of Borja Iglesias’ 13 LL goals this season arrived at Espanyol’s home ground. He’s netted the opener on the last three occasions he has scored.
Iago Aspas is Celta’s one-man rescue operation. Since his return from injury he’s been directly involved in six goals and three assists across four LL fixtures.
Stat attack: Espanyol have scored the opener in 11 of their 16 home games, which is the third-highest of such instances among LL home fixtures this season.
Celta have failed to score in four of their last five away LL matches.
The half-time result has determined the full-time result in 16 of the last 25 LL H2Hs.

Head-to-head matches: ESPANYOL – CELTA VIGO
18.08.18 LL Celta Vigo 1-1 Espanyol
11.02.18 LL Celta Vigo 2-2 Espanyol
18.09.17 LL Espanyol 2-1 Celta Vigo
01.03.17 LL Celta Vigo 2-2 Espanyol
25.09.16 LL Espanyol 0-2 Celta Vigo

Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: BTS – Yes
Selection odds: 1,65
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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