CELTA VIGO VS DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS
This could be the last Galician derby for some period of time, with Depor’s relegation to the Segunda Division confirmed last weekend, when they lost to Barcelona. Both sides will therefore be keen to win the game, with the visitors looking to salvage some pride while Celta will want to further emphasise their regional dominance.
They’ve been top dogs in this small Northwestern region of Spain for some time now, a fact backed up by this being Depor’s 3rd relegation in just eight years. The previous two have resulted in them bouncing straight back to the top flight though and they will fancy they can do it again.
Things have picked up under Clarence Seedorf but he took his time to make his mark and a run of just 1 defeat in 6 matches heading into last weekend’s clash with Barca was ultimately far too little, too late. The Dutchman should add a touch of rare glamour to Spain’s second tier next term and Depor you’d have to say look better equipped to bounce back than the other two relegated sides.
They will be really up for this game as they look to at least salvage some pride and give their fans a day to remember in an otherwise forgettable campaign. Celta are clearly the favourites as they target a win that would keep them in the hunt for Europa League football but they haven’t been totally convincing either.
A bit like Depor, they are quite top-heavy, in that their best players are forwards in the shape of Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez. The duo have formed a clinical partnership that has seen them net 34 league goals between them, more than many teams in La Liga this term. However it’s only been good enough to fire Celta into mid-table obscurity, with problems in other parts of the pitch a bit too easily exposed at times.
It’s just 1 win in 8 matches for Celta heading into this one, at a time when they looked well poised to force their way into the top six or seven, with numerous sides above them under-performing. They are clear favourites here but there have been far too many off days for you to really fancy them at short odds. Given 4 of their last 7 matches have ended all square, backing the Draw could be the smart move in the Full-Time Result market.