Elche v Celta Vigo | Betting Preview

Date: September 26, 2014
Venue: Manuel Martinez Valero, Elche, Spain
Kick-off time: 20:00 BST

Real Madrid roughed up Elche in midweek thanks to a superb Cristiano Ronaldo display. They now sit 14th on four points. Their next opponents, Celta Vigo continued their fine early season form and promise defeating Deportivo La Coruna in the midweek.

Elche form: L-D-W-L-L

Against Real Madrid, Elche started brightly and even scoring a goal from a penalty. Then the Real Madrid players wreaked havoc just minutes after Elche scored the goal. Gareth Bale started the fight back and Ronaldo was at his devastating best as a forward.

Elche’s midfield is weak and their defence does not inspire confidence. They have a very open game and are caught almost every time on a counter, conceding a goal, which needs addressing.

Celta Vigo form: W-D-D-D-W

Celta Vigo are yet to suffer a defeat in La Liga and considering they have already drew against Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid. Celta’s fine form looks to continue and looking at their fixture list, the unbeaten run looks to continue.

Against Deportivo, they had to struggle for a win but eventually won. Deportivo’s Haris Medunjanin was guilty of missing couple of good chances while Celta’s Nolito was a menace throughout the match.

Key Players

Elche: Edu Albacar

The veteran defender has started for Elche in all the matches and managed to get a goal against Real Madrid in midweek. Against Real, there was a lot of quality attackers to look to and the entire defence was not ready to cope with that.

Celta Vigo will be a less daunting task and looking for Albacar to shore up the defence.

Celta Vigo: Nolito

The Spanish striker has been a major source of goals for the Celta side along with Chilean Fabian Orellana. His movement in and around the box coupled with his hold up play is an integral part to the way Celta play.

Against Elche expecting him to shine and bag a few goals.

Betting Advice

Considering Celta Vigo’s form, they are the pick to get all the three points with BetVictor offering the best price of 3.3 for their win.