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Mallorca are the guests at The Estadio Abanca-Balaídos on Saturday for the La Liga clash with home team Celta Vigo.
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Celta Vigo will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-3 La Liga triumph against UD Almería.
In that match, Celta Vigo managed 37% possession and 14 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Celta Vigo, goals were scored by Unai Núñez (24'), Jorgen Strand Larsen (33') and Williot Swedberg (87'). At the other end, Almeria had 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Sergio Akieme (54') and Sergio Arribas (68') scored for UD Almería.
It’s not been often in recent times that Celta Vigo have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Celta Vigo have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals in the process.
A look at their previous results shows us that Celta Vigo:
- have not won against Mallorca in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
In their previous game, Mallorca drew 0-0 in the La Liga tie with Athletic Bilbao.
In that game, Mallorca had 33% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Athletic Bilbao got 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
In the course of their six latest matches, Javier Aguirre's Mallorca have turned their attacks into goals a total of 6 times therefore giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Coming into this contest, Mallorca are without a win away from home in their last 6 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings going back to 15/12/2019 tells us that Celta Vigo have won 1 of these & Mallorca 3, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A total of 19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 of them for Os Celestes and 12 coming from Los Bermellones. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league match between these clubs was La Liga match day 29 on 17/04/2023 when the final score was Celta Vigo 0-1 Mallorca.
That day, Celta Vigo had 73% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
At the other end, Mallorca got 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Amath Ndiaye (21') scored.
The referee was Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias.
Team News: Celta Vigo
The Celta Vigo manager Rafael Benítez will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all before this match thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Mallorca
In an otherwise available squad, there’s just the one fitness issue for the Mallorca manager Javier Aguirre to be concerned with. Antonio Raíllo (Ankle Injury) won’t be playing here.
In our opinion, Mallorca must be fancied to put one past this Celta Vigo team, although it might not be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Celta Vigo when the full-time whistle blows. Definitely a tough call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Abanca-Balaídos (24,791)
Captain: Iago Aspas
Chairman: Carlos Mouriño
Manager: Rafael Benítez
Competitions: La Liga position 13