Celta Vigo vs. Real Sociedad Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-24-2020
Celta Vigo vs. Real Sociedad
Spanish La Liga soccer on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 13:30 ET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain
The Line: Celta Vigo +280 / Draw +220 / Real Sociedad +102; O/U 2.25
TV: nSport+, Spor Smart and TV2 Sport
Real Sociedad (LLDWL) will duke it out against Celta Vigo (WDLDD) in matchday 31 of the Spanish La Liga Santander league action at the Reale Seguros Stadium in San Sebastian on Wednesday.
Celta Vigo occupies the 16th position of the league table with 30 points, 4 points away from the relegation zone. Coming into this match, Celta Vigo has recorded 6 wins, 12 losses, and 12 draws. A last time out 6-0 win against Alaves pulled the struggling team out of the relegation zone to record their first win since league restart. In the game, Jeison Murillo scored an opener in the 14th minute of the game, followed by Iago Aspas’ 20th-minute doubler to record his 10th goal for the team. Just before half-time, Rafinha netted a brace for Celta Vigo to end the first half in a whopping 4-0 lead. Nolito and Santi Mina scored the 5th and 6th goal to hand over a humiliating defeat to Alaves. Celta Vigo recorded 73% ball possession and 15 goal attempts, increasing their shots to 266, and shots on goal to 111.
Celta Vigo’s forward will be led by Iago Aspas, Rafinha, and Denis Suarez. Iago is the team’s highest goal scorer with 10 goals and 2 assists, compared to Rafinha’s four goals and two assists. Denis has recorded 5 assists, the highest for Celta Vigo. In front of the net for Celta Vigo is Ruben Blanco. The 24-year-old Spanish goalkeeper has 80 saves, 8 clean sheets, and 1.26 goals allowed per 90 minutes, placing him in the 11th position.
In contrast, Real Sociedad is sitting on the 6th position with 47 points, 5 points away from the final Champions League spot. Overall, Real Sociedad has the same points and goal differences with Villarreal, and they have recorded 14 wins, 5 draws, and 11 losses. Real Sociedad have had an awful play since league restart. In their last time out, Real Sociedad suffered an unlucky defeat to Real Madrid to extend their winless run to 3 games, recording only one win out of 5 previous matches. In the match, Sergio Ramos scored his 7th goal for Madrid, followed by Karim Benzema’s 70th-minute doubler to seal the lead for the team. However, Mike Merino scored a late consolation for Real Sociedad which was not enough to stop Real Madrid.
The key player leading Real Sociedad’s forward group is José Willian, the team’s highest goal scorer with 9 goals, 1 assist, and 34 shots played in 29 league appearances. Also, Mikel Oyarzabal has 9 goals, 7 assists, and 53 shots in 29 league appearances. In front of the net for Real Sociedad is Alex Remiro, who has recorded 59 saves, 6 clean sheets, and an average of 1.21 goals allowed per 90 minutes in 22 appearances and 1,980 minutes played, placing him in the 10th position in La Liga.
In their last five meetings, Real Sociedad recorded three wins and one draw, while Celta Vigo recorded only one win. Real Sociedad has a record of 8 home wins out of 15 home games played, ranked 7th. In contrast, Celta Vigo has won only one away game this season, placing them in the 15th position.
Coach: Óscar García Junyent
Goalkeeper: Ruben Blanco
Players: Kevin Vazquez, Joseph Aidoo, Nestor Araujo, Lucas Olaza, Fran Beltrán, Rafinha, Filip Bradaric, Iago Aspas, Fedor Smolov and Denis Suarez
Coach: Imanol Alguacil
Goalkeeper: Alex Remiro
Players: Nacho Monreal, Robin Le Normand, Diego Llorente, Joseba Zaldúa, Mikel Merino, Igor Zubeldia, Mikel Oyarzabal, Martin Ødegaard, Portu and Willian José
Prediction: Take Real Sociedad +102
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