Espanyol vs. Celta Vigo 7/19/20 La Liga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Celta Vigo (7-15-15) at Espanyol (5-9-23)
La Liga Soccer: Sunday July 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM (RCDE Stadium)
The Line: Espanyol +450 / Draw +275 / Celta Vigo -150 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Espanyol plays host to Celta Vigo in La Liga soccer action from the RCDE Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Espanyol comes into this match in last place on 24 points with a record of 5 wins, 9 draws and 23 losses following a 1-0 loss to Valencia last time out. In the loss to Valencia, Espanyol fell behind in the 17th minute and despite owning an 18-9 edge in attempts at goal and 6-3 lead in shots on goal in the game including 11 attempts and 4 shots on goal in the second half, the one goal for Valencia would hold up as Espanyol were shut out for the fourth consecutive match. David Lopez, Wu Lei and Raul de Tomas each have a team-high 4 goals while Adrian Embarba leads Espanyol in assists with 4 helpers this season. Diego Lopez is Espanyol’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.5 goals per 90 minutes with 4 clean sheets in 36 league appearances this season.
Celta Vigo on the other hand, come into this match in 17th place on 36 points with a record of 7 wins, 15 draws and 15 losses following a 3-2 loss to Levante in their last match. In the loss to Levante, Vigo fell behind in the 11th and dodged a buller when VAR overturned Levante’s second goal when a player was found in an offside position in the buildup to the goal. Levante would bury their second goal in the 28th minute but Santi Mina would get Vigo on the board in the 36th and Iago Aspas would tie the game at two in the first minute of first-half stoppage time. Levante would retake the lead in the 52nd and Vigo would search for a tying goal and thought they had found one in the second minute of second half stoppage time, but this time, VAR burned Celta, overturning their game-tying goal for an offside ruling against them. The full time whistle came shortly thereafter, leaving Celta empty-handed. Aspas leads Vigo in scoring with 14 goals while Denis Suarez has a team-high 5 assists this season. Ruben Blanco is Celta Vigo’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.22 goals per 90 minutes with 10 clean sheets in 33 league appearances this season.
All Espanyol can really do at this point is play spoiler and try to drag Celta Vigo down to the next division with them, but the problem is that Espanyol is the worst home side in La Liga this season, sporting just two wins and 11 points in 18 home matches so far this season. Espanyol has also been held scoreless across their last four games and have scored two goals during this eight game losing streak as well as a total of just four goals since the La Liga restart. It’s all or nothing for Celta in this one, and while they’ve only won twice on the road all year, I think they know they’re up against it here so I’ll take a shot with Celta Vigo to get the win here.