It will be up to Celta, who is just one point above the relegation zone of the Spanish league, to open the schedule of Saturday, February 16, of the twenty-fourth round of the 2018/2019 LaLiga season. In the Balaídos stadium, in Vigo, will receive the Levante, another one that is threatened by the descent, in confrontation that has initial kick marked for 10h (Brasília time).
With 24 points (six wins, six draws and 11 losses), Celta, sixteenth placed on the Spanish league table), will enter the field outside the relegation zone and even in case of defeat will leave the field in this condition.
However, any result that is not victory will cause this situation to be reversed until the end of the round, which will continue until Monday, February 18. That’s because Rayo Vallecano, eighteenth placed and first in the sticking region, has only one point less than Celta. Girona, who is among them in the standings, also reached 24 points, but is behind the Vigo team when the tiebreaker criteria are used.
Celta has been living with this pressure for some time and has managed to present superior results in its stadium. As principal, the team appears as the thirteenth best of the Spanish Championship. Of the 36 points played at Balaídos, he won 16 (four wins, four draws and four losses) having scored 18 goals and conceded 14.
In practice, this performance has prevented the Portuguese coach Miguel Cardoso from losing his job, although the local press reports that the leaders have studied for some time options for the final stretch of the tournament in case the coach is dismissed .
On the previous day, the team was beaten by Getafe as a visitor, by 3 to 1. The defeat before a team that spent all season in the top platoon of the classification was expected. But not the way it happened. Celta came out ahead in the second minute with defender Nestor Araujo (20 games in the Spanish 2018/2019 edition, three goals).
However, it ended up having the game committed with the expulsion of the Uruguayan striker Maximiliano Gomez (21 games, nine goals) in the 37 minutes, still in the initial stage. On a numerical disadvantage, the Vigo team failed to contain a technically superior rival.
There was, however, a reason to celebrate. Iago Aspas (18 goals, ten goals), his most important player, returned to action after five games away with a calf injury. He played the final 25 minutes and will most likely be listed among the starters for this Saturday’s meeting.
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Defeat was also the result of Levante on the previous day. The team faced the same situation as Celta. He faced, as a visitor, the Alavés, team that spent all season in the top block of the standings. However, there was no sign of surprise. It took 2 to 0 and stood in the 27 points (seven wins, six draws and ten losses).
He fell to the fourteenth position. Performance as a visitor has slightly better numbers. In this situation, Levante ranks eleventh in the LaLiga ranking. Of the 36 points he played outside of his dominions, he returned home with 12 (three wins, three draws and six losses). Scored 15 goals and suffered 21.
The injury casualties for this Saturday’s match are due to defenders Sergio Postigo (15 games in the 2018/2019 edition of the Spanish League, one goal) and Tono (17 games, one goal); and striker Ruben Rochina (15 games, two goals).
History of the matches Celta vs Levante
Celta have won their last eight games against Levante. The most recent of them was in the first round of the Spanish Championship in its 2018/2019 season and finished with a score of 2 to 1.
Football Prediction of the Day Celta vs Levante
The difference of only three points between the teams in the classification shows that there is no significant technical advantage of one team over the other. Thus, the return of Iago Aspas and the house factor tend to make the balance pay in favor of the homeowners. Thus, the prognosis in Celta’s success is the best option for the game this Saturday for the twenty-fourth round of the Spanish 2018/2019 season.
Bet Tips: Celta