Espanyol vs Celta Vigo Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 18/03/2023

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Espanyol - Celta Vigo

Spain Primera Liga - RCDE Stadium

Perhaps the closest matchup in the upcoming round of La Liga is the Espanyol vs Celta Vigo duel, so let's take a closer look at this game and our top betting predictions for it, but make sure to check our other La Liga predictions as well.

Our Best Betting Tips and Picks for Espanyol vs Celta Vigo

If you are searching for free football betting tips, including our top betting tips for Espanyol vs Celta Vigo, you came to the right place:

Celta Vigo to Win

While Espanyol has been a bit inconsistent lately, Celta Vigo has been on a tear with just one loss in the last six matches. Thanks to this, Celta Vigo is now four points ahead of Espanyol in La Liga standings.

The two teams also met twice already this season, once in league and once in Copa del Rey, with Espanyol winning one and the other ending in a draw. However, given their current forms, our first Espanyol vs Celta Vigo prediction is for the guests to get the three points.

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Over 2.5 Total Goals

Three of the last five head-to-head duels between these two teams have gone over 2.5 total goals and our second Espanyol vs Celta Vigo prediction is for this match to end with at least three goals being scored.

Furthermore, Espanyol averaged 2.80 goals per game in La Liga this season, while Celta Vigo averaged 2.52 goals per game in the league so far, which bodes well for our prediction.

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The Latest Odds, Stats, and More for Espanyol – Celta Vigo

If you want to place a bet on the top Espanyol vs Celta Vigo odds, check our list of odds taken from a few different UK betting sites:

Head to Head

03/01/23

Spain Copa del Rey Spain

Espanyol

Espanyol

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

3

1

13/08/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

2

10/04/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

1

0

17/12/21

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

Espanyol

Espanyol

3

1

19/07/20

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

0

0

Last Five - Espanyol

09/06/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Sporting Gijon

Sporting Gijon

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

1

W

02/06/24

Spain Segunda SEG

FC Cartagena

FC Cartagena

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

3

W

26/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Amorebieta

Amorebieta

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

20/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Oviedo

Oviedo

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

2

W

11/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Valladolid

Valladolid

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

Last Five - Celta Vigo

26/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Valencia

Valencia

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

2

D

19/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Granada

Granada

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

1

2

W

15/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

1

2

W

12/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

1

0

L

05/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Villarreal

Villarreal

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

3

W

Now we can check out some other betting markets and top odds for this duel:

Espanyol odds: 79/40 (2.98) – 33.60% Probability

Draw odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.80% Probability

Celta Vigo odds: 17/10 (2.70) – 37.00% Probability

It is clear from the odds that the bookies don't see a favourite in this match, with both teams nearly evenly priced. Meanwhile, the main favourite to be the First Goalscorer in this duel is Iago Aspas at 11/2 (6.50) odds, which implies a 15.40% probability. Also, the most probable Correct Score in this game is a 1-1 draw at 28/5 (6.60) odds – 15.20%.

Latest News, Recent Form, and Probable Espanyol vs Celta Vigo Lineups

This is a very close game and we expect it to be exciting, so let's check both teams out in more detail before the match:

Espanyol

With two wins, two draws, and two losses in the last six La Liga matches, Espanyol has been pretty inconsistent, but that's the case for them this entire season. That's why the team is sitting in the twelfth spot in the standings, right around the middle of the entire league, and they are unlikely to move much up or down in the remaining matches.

When it comes to team news, Espanyol will again bet without their top scorer Raul de Tomas, who is dealing with a shoulder injury. Other than that, the team is in good shape right now.

Espanyol Predicted Lineup:

Pacheco – Gil, Montes, S. Gomez, Cabrera – Puado, Vinicius, Gragera, Darder – Braithwaite, Joselu

Celta Vigo

Just like their upcoming opponent, Celta Vigo has been hot and cold this season and they are sitting in the 11th place in the standings, with the same number of points as Espanyol. The situation is the same when it comes to their recent form since Celta Vigo has one win, two draws, and three losses in the last six games.

Meanwhile, the team will be without Hugo Mallo once again due to a knee problem, but the rest of the team is currently healthy and available for selection.

Celta Vigo Predicted Lineup:

Villar – Vazquez, Aidoo, Nunez, Galan – Perez, Beltran, Veiga, De la Torre – Seferovic, Aspas

Starting Lineups

Check the starting lineups once they are released, about one hour before kickoff.

Espanyol

Espanyol
4-1-4-1
13
Fernando Pacheco
es
2
Oscar Regano
es
23
Cesar Montes
mx
24
Sergi Gomez
es
4
Leandro Cabrera
uy
12
Vinicius de Souza Costa
br
27
Ruben Sanchez Saez
es
10
Sergi Darder
es
6
Denis Suarez
es
17
Martin Braithwaite
dk
9
Mato Joselu
es
Substitutes
21
Nicolas Melamed Ribaudo
es
19
Dani Gomez
es
5
Fernando Calero
es
20
Edu Exposito
es
7
Javi Puado
es
15
Jose Gragera
es
1
Joan Garcia Pons
es
25
Alvaro Fernandez
es
22
Aleix Vidal
es
16
Jose Carlos Lazo
es

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo
4-4-2
13
Ivan Villar
es
2
Hugo Mallo
es
15
Joseph Aidoo
gh
4
Unai Nunez
es
17
Javi Galan
es
7
Carles Perez
es
8
Fran Beltran
es
24
Gabriel Veiga
es
23
Luca De la Torre
us
10
Iago Aspas
es
22
Haris Seferovic
ch
Substitutes
37
Hugo Sotelo
es
26
Carlos Dominguez
es
19
Williot Swedberg
se
25
Diego Alves
br
9
Goncalo Paciencia
pt
21
Augusto Solari
ar
14
Renato Tapia
pe
18
Jorgen Strand Larsen
no
36
Fernando Medrano
es
20
Kevin Vazquez
es
11
Franco Cervi
ar
31
Jorge Carrillo Balea
es

Player to Watch: Iago Aspas

Iago Aspas will be the key player in the game. The Celta Vigo striker has been in good form throughout the campaign and he has been the club’s best player of the season so far with eleven goals and three assists from the 25 league matches.

While we can see this being a very interesting matchup and a close game, Aspas seems like the most likely player to make a difference in this duel, so Espanyol has to keep a close eye on him.

La Liga Standings

Espanyol vs Celta Vigo – Common Questions

Espanyol vs Celta Vigo

  • When is the game scheduled for? The game is scheduled for 5:30 pm GMT on Saturday, March 18th.
  • Which team is the host? Espanyol is the host at RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat.
  • What happened in the last duel between these teams? The last duel between these teams ended in a 1-1 draw.

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