Celta Vigo – Villarreal

Celta Vigo hosts Villarreal in a match from the 16th round of the Spanish La Liga.

Celta are currently 11th in the Spanish elite with 11 points won so far. The club from Vigo have a record of 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses so far. After they enjoyed a great 2-2 draw against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, Celta were unable to repeat this performance against Valencia, suffering a 1-2 defeat at the Mestalla. For the last time they won in La Liga during their last home game against Leganes.

Celta’s most ambitious goal this season is qualifying for Europa League. They are on just three points behind the 6th Villarreal, so this goal is not impossible for reach. But they need to be more consistent, if they want to be among the best six teams in the league. Against Barcelona Celta showed that they are a good team, but they are lacking consistency.

Meanwhile Villarreal are really not in a good form lately. The Yellow Submarine lost all of its last three games in the league, being beaten by Sevilla, Leganes and Barcelona. They are still 6th in the league, but they could be out of the Top 6 if they don’t find a way to improve their form as soon as possible.

Celta can’t use three of its players, who are suspended for this match. These are Ruben Blanco, Novegil Hugo Mallo and Iago Aspas, who are not avaliable for selection. Kevin Vasquez is injured, but Sergi Gomez is ready to come back on the pitch.

Villarreal can’t use the injured Nicola Sansone, Leonardo Suarez and Andres Fernandez, while Daniele Bonera is doubtful with an injury. Fit and ready to play are Ruben Semedo and Denis Cheryshev, who can return on the pitch for the Yellow Submarine..

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