will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-1 La Liga defeat last time out to Athletic Bilbao.
In that match, Celta Vigo managed 52% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Celta Vigo was Jorgen Strand Larsen (50′). On the other side, Athletic Bilbao got 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Iñaki Williams (5′) and Álex Berenguer (54′) scored for Athletic Bilbao.
Celta Vigo have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 against opponents during their last six fixtures. In those meetings, Celta Vigo have also seen the tally of goals against them total 10.
Going into this contest, Celta Vigo haven’t lost in the league to Girona FC in their previous 2 matches.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Villarreal in La Liga competition, Girona FC
and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Girona FC had 45% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Girona FC was David López (24′). Villarreal had 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Yeremy Pino (9′) and Gerard Moreno (94′) scored for Villarreal.
The stats don’t lie, and Girona FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, Girona FC have clearly had some problems. That pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this match, however.
Their previous form shows that Girona FC:
- have not beaten Celta Vigo in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
🤜🤛 Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes dating back to 28/01/2012 tells us that Celta Vigo have won 3 of them and Girona FC 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
17 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for Os Celestes and 8 belonging to Blanquivermells. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league match between the two was La Liga match day 3 on 26/08/2022 when it finished Girona FC 0-1
In that match, Girona FC had 54% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Celta Vigo had 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Iago Aspas (49′) was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Carlos Del Cerro Grande.
📋 Team News: Celta Vigo
The Celta Vigo boss Carlos Carvalhal will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match with a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
We think that Os Celestes will possibly line up in a 4-4-2 formation for this game and select Ivan Villar, Kevin Vazquez, Joseph Aidoo, Unai Nunez, Javi Galan, Carles Perez, Gabriel Veiga, Renato Tapia, Franco Cervi, Iago Aspas and J. Strand Larsen.
🗞️ Team News: Girona FC
Girona FC boss Míchel Sánchez Muñoz has to choose a team with limited availability. Taty Castellanos (Ankle Injury) and Ibrahima Kébé (Knee Problems) will miss out on this game.
From our viewpoint, Blanquivermells could decide to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup, giving starts to Paulo Gazzaniga, Arnau Martinez, Santiago Bueno, Juanpe, Javier Hernandez, Yan Couto, Oriol Romeu, Ivan Martin, Viktor Tsigankov, Valentin Castellanos and Rodrigo Riquelme.
We’re thinking that Girona FC may find it difficult to put one past this Celta Vigo team who we reckon will be able to grind out a win.
That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Celta Vigo at the end of the 90 minutes.