CEV vs VLD Dream11: Celta Vigo will be looking for their first back-to-back wins of the season when they host Real Valladolid in La Liga at Balaídos, in Vigo Spain, on Friday night. Vigo are in the relegation zone, while Valladolid are 14th heading into this game.
Celta Vigo: Three wins, three draws and eight defeats – that's how Celta Vigo have performed so far this season. It goes without saying that it has been another dismal season for Celta Vigo, and it came as no surprise when Vigo pulled the plug on Fran Escriba after the 0-1 home defeat against Getafe. For a team, which flirted with the European qualification not so long ago, the relegation scrimmage is the last thing this club would want to spend time fretting about.
Vigo are now under former Olympiacos and Saint-Etienne manager Óscar García Junyent, and have one win already in two games (1-3 at Villarreal last weekend). So it's a positive start and a step in the right direction as the club aims to pull itself clear of the relegation zone.
Real Valladolid: The visitors have four wins, five draws and five defeats from the first 14 league games. Only five points separate them from bottom-three, but the advantage could trim down to only two points if Vigo wins this game, while other teams below them, like Real Betis, Eibar and RCD Mallorca, collect points as well. So they are very much in the relegation fight, and the danger looks even more palpable considering they have three defeats in the last four league games. They need to arrest their form, or else, the worst could happen.
Host: Celta Vigo
Visitors: Real Valladolid
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: Balaídos
Match Timing: Saturday 30, @01:30 AM
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Celta Vigo are the odds-on favourite to win this game, as per betting trends and are placed at 1.75 for a win. A win for the away team is at a distant 5.00, while the draw is valued as the 2nd most expected result here at 3.60.
Celta Vigo to win: 1.75 (3/4), Probability to happen: 57.14%
Real Valladolid to win: 5.00 (4/1), Probability to happen: 20.00%
Draw: 3.60 (13/5), Probability to happen: 27.78%
Celta Vigo team news: Ruben Blanco, Claudio Beauvue, David Junca and Juan Hernandez all missed out on this game due to their respective injuries. Rafinha is back to full fitness and is in the squad.
Celta Vigo squad: Sergio, Hugo Mallo, D. Costas, Araujo, Okay, Denis Suarez, Beltran, Iago Aspas, Sisto, Rafinha, Lobotka, L.Olaza, Toro, Kevin, Santi Mina, Brais Mendez, Pape Cheikh, Vieites, Iago Dominguez
Real Valladolid team news: Stiven Plaza and Javi Sanchez are both out of the match due to injuries. Joaquin Fernandez is back in the squad following an ankle injury.
Here is Real Valladolid squad: Jordi Masip, Pedro Porro, Kiko Olivas, Sergi Guardiola, Enes Unal, Oscar Plano, Hervias, Lunin, Alcaraz, Fede San Emeterio, Javi Moyano, Toni Villa, Sandro, Michel, Nacho, Waldo, Joaquin, Salisu
Celta Vigo: Sergio Alvarez (GK), Hugo Mallo, Aidoo, Araujo, Olaza, Pape Diop, Lobotka, Brais Mendez, Denis Suarez, Sisto, Iago Aspas
Real Valladolid: Jordi Masip (GK), Javi Moyano, Kiko Olivas, Karim, Nacho Martinez, Pablo Hervias, Michel, Ruben Alcarez, Oscar Plano, Sergi Guardiola, Sandro Ramirez
Goalkeeper: J Masip
Defenders: L Olaza, K Olivas, M Salisu
Midfielders: D Suarez, P C Diop, S Lobotka, Michel, O Plano
Attackers: S MIna (C), I Aspas (VC)
The home team will start the game as favourites.