Celta vs Sociedad Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The first Saturday’s match of the new season takes place at Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, the home of Celta who will host Real Sociedad. Kicking off a new season with three points in each team’s minds, so we can expect the attacking approach from both Sociedad and Celta.
Celta Vigo will only compete in Copa del Rey and La Liga in the following season as they missed out on the Europe finish in the previous season. However, they played in the semi-finals of UEFA Europa League where they were knocked out by mighty Manchester United. This season, Celta’s goal will be to get back into the second-best European competition, either through league where the competition is huge, or Copa del Rey. Celta’s preseason was horrible until they met AS Roma whom they defeated with 4-1.
Real Sociedad accomplished what Celta couldn’t in the previous campaign – they qualified for UEFA Europa League from the sixth place, which means that they are in the need of substantial squad depth for the upcoming season. Sociedad played ten preparatory games in the preseason, which is the indicator of how seriously they will take the upcoming season. However, they managed to win only three games, against Groningen and two Spanish lower-league teams. They mostly drew their matches, but they were also beaten by Feyenoord, Venlo and Bordeaux.
In January’s match between the two sides, Sociedad earned the three points from the minimal victory over Celta on the home turf. At Balaidos, Sociedad were happy with a point from the 2-2 draw. In four out of last five games at Estadio de Balaidos between Celta and Real Sociedad the teams had to settle for the one point as three games ended with the result of 2-2, with one ending as a 1-1 draw.
Celta don't have lots of missing players for the opening match in La Liga. John Guidetti is injured and he will not play for sure. All other players are fully fit and ready to play and all of them are highly motivated for the match.
On the other side Sociedad also don't have many missing players for the match. Carlos Martínez is injured and he will not play for sure. Íñigo Martínez, Álvaro Odriozola and Rubén Pardo are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play.
Possible starting lineups
Celta: Alvarez; Jonny, Fontas, Cabral, Mallo; Wass, Radoja, Sanchez; Sisto, Gomez, Aspas
Sociedad: Rulli; Odriozola, NAvas, Martinez, Rodrigues; Prieto, Illarramendi, Zurutuza; Vela, Jose, Oyarzabal
Celta vs Sociedad Prediction
What a great football match on Saturday in La Liga when Celta Vigo welcomes Real Sociedad. Both teams are highly motivated for the opening La Liga round and we will enjoy in a true football fight for the points. Celta Vigo have failed to win their last 7 matches, but they have good records in previous home meetings with Sociedad. They are undefeated in ten of their last eleven home games with Sociedad. On the other side Sociedad have high expectations from new season. Both sides will play aggressive in midfield and we will see lots of midfield duels and fouls.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Celta vs Sociedad Prediction: Draw. We don't expect to see a winner here, but expect from both sides to score. Our second and risky bet for match Celta vs Real Sociedad is Correct Score 1-1. Also you can try with higher odd 1/X. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.