Celta Vigo vs GranadaLa Liga, KO: 20:00 Sep 27, 2021, Abanca-Balaidos
Two teams looking to ease their early relegation worries square off at Abanca-Balaidos as Celta Vigo host Granada in a Monday night La Liga fixture. Celta will attempt to build on their first victory of the campaign and should have the edge over a still winless Granada.
Celta Vigo finally secured their first three points of the season as they claimed a 2-0 victory at Levante last time out in La Liga. Following a difficult first half, they came to life after the break with Iago Aspas and Brais Mendez getting the goals.
It was a much-needed win for Celta Vigo as it eased the pressure starting to mount on manager Eduardo Coudet. They will be looking to build on that result and begin the process or easing themselves away from the relegation zone.
Celta Vigo have impressed going forward with Iago Aspas, Santi Mina and Brais Mendez all off the mark this season. However, the problem remains their poor backline that has conceded seven goals in their last three matches.
Granada failed to build on their 1-1 draw at Barcelona and were beaten 3-2 by Real Sociedad in their previous La Liga fixture. They fell behind after an early opener from German Sanchez with Luis Milla getting a second half equaliser before Sociedad struck the winner eight minutes from time.
The result means Granada are still seeking their first win of the season after six matches. They have suffered three defeats in their last four matches and are currently down in the bottom three on the table.
Granada’s campaign has also been hampered by a shaky backline that has kept just one clean sheet this season and conceded 11 goals in their last five matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Celta Vigo have an 8-3 advantage with seven draws from 18 previous matches against Granada. They were unbeaten in the two meetings last season and claimed a 3-1 victory in the fixture at Abanca-Balaidos.
Players to watch
Strikers Iago Aspas and Santi Mina have two goals each this season and will be the ones to watch for Celta Vigo. Skybet has Iago Aspas at 5/4 to score anytime while Paddy Power is offering 15/8 on Mina in the same market.
Luis Suarez will be the player to watch for Granada having scored two goals in La Liga this season. The Colombian striker is priced at 13/5 by bet365 to find the net.
Anything else catch the eye?
Celta Vigo and Granada have shown some attacking quality this season and with both teams also struggling defensively, BTTS Yes can be considered at evens with MansionBet. There have also been over 2.5 goals in three of Granada’s last four matches and a similar outcome is priced at 11/12 by SBK.
Celta Vigo could also be tipped to earn a win and over 2.5 goals at 8/5 with betway.
This La Liga match between Celta Vigo and Granada will be played on Sep 27, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Celta Vigo vs Granada prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.