Preview - Sevilla vs Celta Vigo 08 October 18

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Match Day 7
Sevilla vs Celta Vigo
Monday, October 7th, 2018
01:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

Last five matches form: L L W W W
Average goals per match: 2.29
Average goals against per match: 1.00
Top Scorer: André Silva (7)

Celta Vigo:
Last five matches form: W L D D D
Average goals per match: 1.71
Average goals against per match: 1.43
Top Scorer: Iago Aspas (5)

Sevilla have been on an excellent run of form of late, and whilst their winning streak may well have come to an end away to Krasnodar away in the Europa League in midweek, they didn't field anything like a full strength side that day and will be confident of getting back to winning ways with all of their big guns restored for this one.

Celta Vigo nay have only won two of their La Liga games to date, but they have proven mightily tough to beat; drawing four of their other matches with the only defeat coming when losing 3-2 in Girona. Not being involved in Europe this season they may have the advantage of being the slightly fresher squad here, although as mentioned a number of the Sevilla players have had the week off anyway.

The sides swapped wins last season. Sevilla winning this game 2-1 but being thumped 4-0 in the reverse fixture.

Maxime Gonalons and Ibrahim Amadou miss out for the home side. No injury concerns for Celta Vigo.

Sevilla have scored an impressive 12 goals in their three most recent away games.

Both teams have scored in six of Celta Vigo's seven La Liga games this season.

We suspect there may well be goals on the menu in this one in what should be an entertaining encounter. Take the home side to outgun the visitors.

Prediction: Sevilla 4 - 2 Celta Vigo


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 2 - 1
Shots:  11 - 10
Shots on target: 4 - 6
Corner Kicks: 8 - 8
Possession: 49% - 51%

Ever Banega, Daniel Carrico, and Guilherme Arana of Sevilla were booked by referee Pablo Gonzales Fuertes. Celta Vigo had Facundo Roncaglia and Gustavo Cabral shown yellow in addition to Nestor Araujo who was subsequently dismissed for a second bookable offence in the 58th minute.

An evenly poised match overall with the home side simply making more of their chances than the visitors. Credit to Celta Vigo though, two goals down and reduced to ten men they still never gave up and did pull a goal back to at least give themselves a chance of salvaging something.

The visitors were pretty bright early but it was the home side who took the lead in the 39th minute. Jesus Navas picking out Pablo Sarabia arriving into the area with a lovely cross from the right. Sarabia directing an excellent header into the left hand side of the goal from around 10 yards. Keeper no chance. 1-0 at the break.

Sevilla doubled their advantage in the 61st minute. Franco Vasquez dinking a lovely ball into the area to find Sarabia who played it first time across the six yard box taking the keeper out of the game. Wissam Ben Yedder arriving to finish from close range.

Celta Vigo grabbed what turned out to be merely a consolation in the 85th minute. Fine goal though. Sofiane Boufal driving forward with real purpose from inside his own half before curling a lovely finish into the right hand side from around twenty yards. 2-1 final score.

With Barcelona and Real Madrid both dropping points once again this week, it is now Sevilla who sit atop the La Liga table headed into the international break. Celta Vigo drop back to tenth.

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