Sevilla host Celta Vigo at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in La Liga on Friday
Sevilla can stay top of the Spanish top-flight by beating Celta Vigo in their first home game of the season.
Sevilla Team News
— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) August 29, 2019
Sevilla will be looking to hold on to their top spot in La Liga. After 2 games, Julen Lopetegui’s men are at the top of the league. They won both games on the road, 2-0 win at Espanyol followed by a 1-0 win at Granada.
Sevilla let go of several attacking players this summer with the key exits coming in the form of Wissam Ben Yedder to AS Monaco, Pablo Sarabia to PSG, Quincy Promes to Ajax and Luis Muriel to Atalanta.
These outgoings were offset by the arrival of several attackers in the form of Rony Lopes from AS Monaco, Munas Dabbur from RB Salzburg, Lucas Ocampos from Marseille, Oliver Torres from FC Porto and Luuk de Jong from PSV Eindhoven.
Sergio Reguilon might be back in action after sustaining a head injury against Granada.
Sevilla Predicted lineup: Vaclik; Navas, Carlos, Carrico, Reguilon; Jordan, Fernando; Ocampos, Banega, Nolito; De Jong
Celta Vigo Team News
¿Qué mejor forma de empezar el fin de semana que con una victoria? ¡Día de fútbol! ¡DÍA DE CELTA!
— RC Celta (@RCCelta) August 30, 2019
Last season Celta Vigo barely escaped relegation as they finished 17th in the league. Coming into this season, they are looking for a much better performance and they are off to a good start. Fran Escriba’s men picked up 3 points from their opening 2 games as they lost 1-3 to Real Madrid in the season-opener, before defeating Valencia 1-0 in the following match. This fixture against Sevilla will be their first away trip of the season.
Santi Mina is fit to start after coming on from the bench, but will likely have to make an impact as a sub once again.
Celta Vigo Predicted lineup:
Blanco; Comesana, Araujo, Aidoo, Olaza; Mendez, Lobotka, Beltran, Suarez; Fernandez, Aspas
Sevilla have won their last 4 home matches against Celta Vigo in all competitions
Sevilla have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches in La Liga
Celta Viga have failed to win their last 12 away matches in La Liga
Celta have surrendered 2+ goals in every one of their last 4 visits to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Sevilla is playing extraordinary soccer on the two ends of the field and is yet to yield a goal in La Liga this season. In their last match against Granada, Sevilla was a greatly improved team with 55% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 81% of right passes and has won 0-1 in another away game.
In the first two games, Celta has lost one and won one game and has surrendered 3 goals while scored 2 goals. In their last game against Valencia at home, Celta had a strong game with 54% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 85% of right passes and has won 1-0.
Betting Odds & Preview
Sevilla have a perfect record across the league’s opening two matchdays, as Lopetegui enjoys a new start to his job. Sevilla should saunter past Celta Viga without conceding.
Prediction: Sevilla 2 – 1 Celta Vigo
*Odds are subject to change. Find the latest recommended betting odds here.