Celta Vigo vs Levante PREVIEW & PREDICTION 19/05/2018


At the Balaidos in Vigo, Celta de Vigo and Levante play their last game of the season on Saturday-afternoon. The home club is indeed higher in the ranking, but the visitors are currently in top form.

Celta de Vigo:

Celta de Vigo is ready for summer holidays, we can draw that conclusion on the basis of the results of the last few weeks. The Galicians held only three points in their last six rounds – only the already degraded Las Palmas is doing worse with just one point. Last weekend, the blues shirts again went deep through the dust by losing no less than 6-0 at Real Madrid, which, in fact, kept several strong holders aside. Sad, because until recently Celta de Vigo was one of the candidates for European football. Trainer Juan Carlos Unzue is the head of jut, because the board has already announced that it will be looking for a new coach next summer. Levante-home is therefore immediately parting in the Balaidos.

The disappointing results are largely due to the fact that star player Iago Aspas had to miss several matches due to injuries. The attacker is now fit again, although it remains to be seen whether he will be admired in the Balaidos next season. Aspas has indicated that it would like to stay in principle, as long as steps are taken on a sporting level. However, the club does not succeed in prolonging the expiring contracts of mainstays like Jonny, Sergi Gomez and Daniel Wass. In addition, Aspas can leave forty million, which in the current transfer market is certainly not expensive for a striker who has already won twenty in a top competition such as La Liga. Also for Aspas this could just mean the last game in the shirt of La Celeste.


Trainer Paco Lopez is the new superhero with PhD student Levante. Last weekend the redblue FC Barcelona robbed of its unbeaten status in La Liga by triumphing in a true spectacle with 5-4 in Valencia’s own Ciutat de Valencia. “This is a historic victory,” Paco Lopez jubilated afterwards. ‘We scored five times against FC Barcelona! Do not you believe that? ”

Since the appointment of Paco Lopez, ten games rounds ago, Levante took a total of 25 points. This means that it can even call itself the best club in Spain on the basis of the last ten rounds of play. An unprecedented achievement, especially when you consider that Los Granotas had not won fifteen league matches in a row under pastor Juan Muniz. “Lopez has given us more bravado,” said defender Coke Andujar. Incidentally, striker Emmanuel Boateng, who scored a hat-trick against FC Barcelona, ​​has to leave this weekend missing. In addition, star player Jose Luis Morales is a doubtful case. Playmaker Enis Bardhi, who was twice as accurate against FC Barcelona, ​​is simply of the party.

PREDICTION: Celta Vigo to win @ 1.80

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