Celta Vigo v Real Valladolid –  Betting Preview



Celta Vigo Summary

Celta Vigo got a credible 1-1 draw in Sociedad last weekend at Anoeta. It was a result which gave them a nice confidence boost before this game against Real Valladolid.

They had lost unluckily in the previous game to Atletico Madrid, but overall momentum is on an upward curve.

The spirit and mood is positive now in Galicia. It was not long ago that they were floundering in the drop zone and fighting a relegation battle.

They start the game in mid -to- lower end of the table of LaLiga 2022/23, still fearful of being dragged into the bottom three.

Carlos Carvalhal has one new absence with Renato Tapia suspended.

The more significant absentee is keeper Agustín Marchesín who is missing with an Achilles injury, one that will see him miss the remainder of the season.

Carlos Carvalhal is expected to send out what is labelled his strongest side minus  the keeper.


Real Valladolid Summary

Real Valladolid is in a sensational mood and put several places between them and the bottom three thanks to a big upturn in form.

After gaining vital back-to-back wins against Valencia and Sociedad, they clocked up a respectable point with Osasuna before the narrow loss in Betis.

The club had been in woeful form before and just after the World cup pause, but 7 points from a possible 12 have gone a long way to make up for the previous months without a victory.

The improvement also repaid the faith the board showed in Pacheta, who was close to being fired when the team was in dire form.

The confidence is on the rise, but they are still fully aware that there are vital points at stake in order to stay up this season.

Team news wise, there are new and important absentees for Valladolid. With Masip missing in goal and Darwin Machis in attack, both had been key men in their recent good form.

Asenjo starts in goal, a veteran with good experience and quality but a question marks about his lack of starting minutes in recent years.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Celta is a big favourite to win @ 1.71. Valladolid is in good form and will want to frustrate, but hard to see them win @ 5.25. The draw is @ 3.30.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Celta Vigo -0.75 is @ 1.90. Valladolid +0.75 is @ 1.96. Purely based on team news I would go with the home side here. They are not expected to win easily, but I believe they have the ability and desire to win this big relegation battle in front of their support.

Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. The line is set at 2.25. Over is @ 1.88 and the Under is @ 1.94.