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La Liga preview and odds: Real Sociedad vs. Celta Vigo

Published on: 30/10/2015

La Liga preview and odds: Real Sociedad vs. Celta Vigo

October 31, 2015 22:05pm – Estadio Anoeta

La Liga

Real Sociedad are still searching for their first win at home in La Liga this season and will now go head-to-head with a Celta Vigo side that are unbeaten on the road this term.

Levante demolition earns Moyes a reprieve

Real Sociedad have not had a great start to the season but Coach David Moyes seems to have a way of finding positive results at just the right time. Having picked up just two points from the first four games of the season, the former Manchester United boss then guided his team to an away win in Granada and earned a point at home to rivals Athletic Bilbao. Then, following two straight defeats to Malaga and Atletico Madrid, his team strolled to a 4-0 away win in Levante, once again relieving some of the pressure on the boss`s shoulders.

However, La Real are currently sat in 15th place just three points above the drop zone and another run of poor results could spell the end for the Scotsman.

The game against Levante was notable for the return to scoring duty of Mexican forward Carlos Vela who bagged a double either side of goals from Agirretxe and Illarramendi.

This weekend, the Basques welcome the Galician side Celta Vigo to San Sebastian for what could be an entertaining clash of styles. Celta suffer first loss at hands of leaders

Celta Vigo came off second best after a top-of-the-league tussle with Real Madrid last week. Having already defeated Barcelona at the Estadio Municipal de Balaídos, the Galician side were confident of taking another major scalp, but it was Rafa Benitez’s team who left with all three points after an entertaining game.

The 1-3 scoreline perhaps did not tell the whole story, in a game that saw Celta reduced to 10 men after 57 minutes following the dismissal of Gustavo Cabral. Despite their handicap, O Celtos pushed the 10-time Europeans champions all the way until an injury time goal from Marcelo finally put the visitors out of reach.

Eduardo Berizzo`s team will be hurting from what was their first loss of the season and now have a great chance to get back to winning ways against the Basque strugglers.

Team news

The visitors will be without Gustavo Cabral who will miss three games after being dismissed for poor conduct last weekend. The Argentine-born defender was officially granted Spanish citizenship this week and will no longer be classed as foreign player on the team list.

Recent form (League)

Real Sociedad: WLLDW

Celta Vigo: LWDDW

Betting odds and tips

La Real are not great at home and even with Carlos Vela back on the score sheet, they may struggled against the cavalier style of their visitors. Celta de Vigo have a brilliant record away from home, having won three and drawn one so far this season. It is hard to imagine Moyes’ men being the team to inflict a first defeat on the travelling Gallegos.

Celta Vigo can be backed to win at 9/5 with Betfred. Celta striker Nolito already has seven goals this season and can be backed at 39/19 to score anytime with Unibet.

Published on: 30/10/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (30/10/2015 18:17:01) but are subject to change.