Real Sociedad won their last three La Liga games, leaving them only one point behind third place. As if that wasn’t enough, Los Blanquiazules won their last four meetings with Celta de Vigo.
Even so, they come in as the betting online underdogs thanks to a +190 price. Why? Well, Los Blanquiazules played midweek; Los Celestes didn’t. There’s also the fact that Los Celestes have been considerably better when playing at home. Last but not least, Iago Aspas, Vigo’s top scorer, finally has a worthy partner up front.
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Celta de Vigo: Determined to Bounce Back
The last month was quite difficult for Celta de Vigo. Los Celestes visited Atletico Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona, losing against all three. They also played host to Real Betis, a match they ended up winning 1-0 thanks to a goal scored by Gabri Veiga. Betis playing with one player less since the 20th minute also had much to do with the result. Luis Felipe Ramos was sent off.
Veiga is Aspas’ new wingman. The 20-year-old striker scored the team’s last two goals. On the other hand, Aspas, who’s 35 years old, has scored five goals, enough to be one of the league’s top scorers. The mixture of experience and youth is driving opposing defenses crazy.
As mentioned before, Los Celestes have been considerably better when playing at home. They only lost one of their last six games (4-1-1). They scored 12 goals and allowed six during that span, finishing with a clean sheet four times.
Finally, unlike Real Sociedad, Los Celestes aren’t playing in any international competition, meaning they’ll be well-rested for Sunday’s clash. As I always say, fresher legs can make a huge difference. And yes, they deserve to dominate the soccer lines thanks to a +160 price.
Real Sociedad: Seven in a Row?
Midweek, Real Sociedad had no trouble fulfilling their role as betting online favorites against Sheriff and won 3-0. That was their sixth straight victory in all competitions and the third match in a row in which they didn’t allow a single goal.
Domestically, they’ve won their last four games. Most recently, they defeated Villarreal 1-0 at home. They currently sit in sixth place with 16 points, but they could climb up to third with a victory.
If Celta de Vigo has Iago Aspas, Los Blanquiazules have Brais Mendez, who has scored five goals as well. Mendez is followed by Umar Sadiq, who has scored three goals. Since Nigeria didn’t qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Sadiq is trying to promote himself by having a great season.
Lately, Real Sociedad has been a very reliable soccer pick when playing on the road, losing only one of their last six games (5-0-1). They scored 11 goals and allowed five during that span, finishing with a clean sheet four times. In other words, we’re talking about a very tempting underdog, especially at +190, as a $100 wager could turn into a $290 payout.
Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 123
- Celta de Vigo Victories: 39 (169 goals)
- Real Sociedad Victories: 52 (191 goals)
- Draws: 32
As mentioned, Real Sociedad has four straight games without losing against Celta de Vigo. Last season, Los Blanquiazules won 2-0 in Vigo. Alexander Isak and Aritz Elustondo were the scorers. Later, they won 1-0 at home thanks to Mikel Oyarzabal, who scored only 13 minutes into the game.
Don’t be fooled by those two results. The total has gone over in six of their last 10 encounters. Both scored in those six games.
Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad Match Information
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 16th
- Time: 8 a.m. ET
- Location: Balaidos, Vigo
- Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad Live Stream: fuboTV
Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad Betting Lines
Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad Prediction
We’re talking about two disciplined, well-balanced teams, but there’s no doubt that Real Sociedad is the better side. Despite recently losing Alexander Isak, who signed a very lucrative deal with Newcastle, Los Blanquiazules have discovered a way to keep finding the back of the net regularly. Besides Mendez and Sadiq, their roster also includes Alexander Sorloth, who scored three goals in their last four games in all competitions. There’s also David Silva, who’s a magician when it comes to making assists. Summing up, Real Sociedad at +190 is too good a deal not to take.
- Score Prediction: Real Sociedad 2, Celta de Vigo 1