Celta Vigo vs Alavés Advance
Sunday’s action in LaLiga begins in Balaidos, where Celta Vigo desperately needs victory against Alavés. The decrease threatened the Galicians who have not scored in any of the matches since the season restarted and Oscar García will hope that his team can produce a little more in the last third of this match.
A goalless draw at Real Valladolid midweek was at least an improvement in their first game when they were very poor against Villarreal and could easily have lost by more than the final score of 1-0. However, this week they have been granted special permission to make an emergency signature with Nolito returning to the club from Celta Vigo. Not much has appeared for Sevilla, but it could be a great asset to the club, where it largely built its reputation in mid-2010.
As for Alavés, they are 8 points better than Celta and they can feel that one more victory would practically guarantee their superior flight status for another year. They were very poor in their first match at Espanyol, but had a much better display midweek to beat Basque rivals Real Sociedad 2-0. The impasse was broken by Borja Sainz, 19, who will hope to get many more minutes during the final weeks of the campaign.
Fernando Pacheco is available again for Alavés and must return on goal despite his moment of madness, which means that Alavés has to play practically the entire game with ten men against Espanyol. However, visitors are hampered by the suspensions of Rubén Duarte and Tomás Pina here.
Celta have doubts about Hugo Mallo’s injury, but he is not expected to make too many changes to the system or the staff that ensured a solid draw in Valladolid.
Summary of the last action: 5 points of conversation from day 29 of LaLiga
Celta Vigo vs Alaves Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Hard to call it that. Celta really needs all three points and Nolito’s signature could be inspiring, but it’s hard to see his attacking game by clicking immediately here if his initial two performances are worth something. The wings have enough on them to secure a point.