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Espanyol vs Celta Vigo Prediction & Betting tips
In the very last round of LaLiga, Celta de Vigo has to win on Sunday evening to keep its chances of survival in its own hands. The Galicians visit the already degraded Espanyol, which clearly does not like it with eight consecutive defeats.
For Espanyol, a disastrous season finally ends on Sunday evening, which resulted in the first relegation in more than 25 years. Even their winter investments of over 40 million euros were to no avail. Francisco Rufete, already the fourth Espanyol coach of this season, has not got the team to work. The blue and white lost their last eight league matches, so the last game at home against Celta de Vigo is the last chance to say goodbye to LaLiga with their heads held high.
Rufete does his utmost to radiate outward combativeness, but the Espanyol players seem to have no sense whatsoever. Sergi Darder, Bernardo Espinosa and Raul de Tomas were thrown on Thursday evening and will therefore not be there against Celta de Vigo due to a suspension. I dare not say whether they consciously took a yellow card against Valencia, although that would not surprise me at all. After all, that way they don’t have to go to Sunday night’s funeral.
Celta de Vigo will play an absolute final on Sunday evening. The Galicians are only one point above the relegation zone, so they have to win in order not to have to depend on what Leganes is doing in her final match against the brand new champion Real Madrid. If Celta de Vigo loses or draws, it must be hoped that Leganes will not win, otherwise the blue shirts will descend to the Segunda Division together with Espanyol and the already relegated Real Mallorca.
So Celta de Vigo knows what to do. “We have this situation to ourselves,” said child of the club Iago Aspas. “We have already missed the opportunity to play safely for several times, so it must be done on Sunday evening.” With that, the attacker referred to the previous six rounds, in which the team failed to win again and again. Nervousness therefore begins to increase within the selection of trainer Oscar Garcia, who will also miss several important players with Nolito and Rafinha (both suspended) and Ruben Blanco and Denis Suarez (both injured).
Espanyol vs Celta Vigo head to head matches
26.09.19 LL Celta Vigo Espanyol 1 : 1
24.04.19 LL Espanyol Celta Vigo 1 : 1
18.08.18 LL Celta Vigo Espanyol 1 : 1
11.02.18 LL Celta Vigo Espanyol 2 : 2
18.09.17 LL Espanyol Celta Vigo 2 : 1