LaLiga Action at the Mestalla – Valencia face Celta Vigo

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Valencia at home against Celta – Saturday – 6:30pm GMT – The Mestalla.

It’s a clash of twelfth vs tenth, as Valencia host Celta at the Mestalla.

With the LaLiga season well into its stride, Valencia have managed to gain six points

With Valencia having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Gennaro Gattuso’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, Gennaro Gattuso’s Valencia have lost three of their last four matches this season. With six points (2W, 3L and 0D), they are established in twelfth position in the League having won two fixtures and lost three fixtures.

Playing at home, Valencia have won two meetings and lost one game.

Valencia will have secured 9 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Valencia are missing two players through injury or illness. This will affect Gennaro Gattuso’s selection choices significantly.

Celta Vigo go into this meeting with seven points secured

Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Eduardo Coudet will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Atletico Madrid 4-1 and Cádiz 3-0

Also, Celta keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three games is astonishing this season. With seven points, they currently sit tenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws having won two meetings, drawn one game, and lost two fixtures.

Celta have won one game and lost one game of their two League matches on the road this season.

A win in this fixture would take Celta Vigo’s points to 10 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Celta, in terms of goals scored (8). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Iago Aspas (5), Unai Nunez (1), and Oscar (1). Celta have shown a very poor defensive display, having conceded 10 goals in their previous games.

Celta are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Eduardo Coudet is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without one of his key players

Valencia v Celta Vigo – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Valencia and Celta have faced each other 48 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Valencia’s favour (22 – 11). Further, Celta have not been able to over-turn Valencia on the last three matches. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-0 win for Valencia.

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