Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad / Copa del Rey – Celta and Real Sociedad didn’t exactly make name for themselves this season and in accordance with that are their positions in the table. Both are around the middle; Celta stands a bit better as it won one point more and it is good for the team that it put an end to six-game winless streak. Real Sociedad neither won nor scored in two previous matches, and it also still waiting for victory at home where Celta won most of its points. Last season Real Sociedad triumphed in Vigo by 3-2.
Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad begins 01.11.2018 at 16:15 CET
Three-game unbeaten streak at the beginning of season that includes triumph over Atletico Madrid was definitely promising for Celta. However, it was followed by six-game winless streak including three draws. After two consecutive defeats, by Sevilla away and Alaves at home, Celta finally won in the previous round. And it wasn’t any victory but they steamrolled Eibar 4-0 at the Balaidos stadium.
Experienced forward Iago Aspas had his day, who had a hat-trick, and he is Celta’s best player since the beginning of season. Junca and Mor were refreshment in the team after defeat by Alaves and they did well. Now, Sisto could join the starting line-up, as well as stopper Araujo, with perhaps few more changes.
Probable lineups Celta Vigo: Blanco – Hugo Mallo, Araujo, Cabral, Junca – Yokuslu, Beltran – Sisto, Mendez, Boufal – Iago Aspas
Real Sociedad is still the best visiting team in the league but it nevertheless lost the last away match. The defeat wasn’t unexpected as they faced Atletico in Madrid and objectively they were outsiders, so the final 2-0 didn’t hurt anyone’s feeling. They maintain parity up to finish of the first half when they received a goal, which was followed by another one in the second half. Real Sociedad was simply outplayed and they failed to score for the first time this season in an away match. They have far more problems when playing in front of their fans as they still haven’t won in San Sebastian. The last team that won points at the Anoete was Girona when they drew 0-0.
Real Sociedad didn’t score in two matches in a row, while after drew with Girona manager Garitano had made three changes in the team. Two of them were done in attack and they hoped to be more dangerous with return of the team’s first scorer Willian Jose but he didn’t justify expectations, just like Sangalli and Zurutza who also got chance. It is interesting that all there were replaced during the match, while new changes will definitely take place for the Cup match in all parts of the team.
Probable lineups Real Sociedad: Rulli – Gorosabel, D. Llorente, H.Moreno, T. Hernendez – Zubeldia, Zurutuza – Juanmi, Ruben Pardo, Januzaj – S. Ramirez
Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad PICK
Neither Celta nor Real Sociedad showed much so far and the Copa del Rey is probably not to important for them. Still, it doesn’t mean they will not play openly and to win, regardless of expected changes in starting line-ups. Therefore, we forecast that both teams will score.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.80 at bethard (down to 1.70 can be played)
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