RC CELTA VIGO (20th) v SEVILLA FC (5th)
Sunday, February 9th, 2020
1230 EST / 1830 CET / 430 AEST
We can be told that Celta Vigo hasn’t won in La Liga since November, hence winless in 8 matches. We can be told that they’ve scored the least amount of goals in the league. Also, they currently sit bottom. But for whatever reason, the opposition’s form never seems to be a factor with Lopetegui’s team.
A squad of 20 was brought to Vigo, which excludes Óliver who still hasn’t recovered from injury. Carriço is slowly working his way back to fitness, while Munir has been dropped again after the arrival of Suso. Bono returns from injury, as does Diego Carlos from suspension.
Projected XI: Vaclík; Navas, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Reguilón; Fernando, Jordán, Banega; Suso, De Jong, Ocampos.
We don’t usually play the greatest of games away at Balaídos, especially when ex-player Iago Aspas is available. But this squad is simply to rich to fall short of an acceptable showing. It hasn’t been the best of starts to the year for Sevilla, with only 1 win in 4 in the league. This has allowed the chasing pack to overtake them in the standings and lose their grip on a CL spot. Leaving with all 3 points is the only priority.