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May 12, 2021 at 7pm UK at Balaidos
Celta VigoCelta Vigo
1-0
GetafeGetafe
Nolito (24')
Suarez (90+3')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Suarez (67'), Chema (90+1'), Olivera (90+3')

Preview: Celta Vigo vs. Getafe - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Wednesday's La Liga clash between Celta Vigo and Getafe, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Celta Vigo will look to record a fourth straight league victory on Wednesday, when they take on Getafe at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos.

An upturn in form has seen the hosts rise up to eighth spot in the La Liga table, while the visitors go in search of a victory to all but confirm their survival.


Match preview

Celta Vigo head coach Eduardo Coudet pictured in January 2021© Reuters

Celta Vigo picked up an impressive result last time out, as they travelled to take on Villarreal, who had just booked their spot in the Europa League final on Thursday.

A Santi Mina brace and goals from Brais Mendez and Augusto Solari fired Los Celestes to a comfortable 4-2 victory, with Gerard Moreno only added a second goal for the hosts in the dying minutes.

That was a third consecutive league win for Eduardo Coudet's side, having previously recorded a 2-1 win at home to Osasuna and a 2-0 home victory over Levante, with Mendez and Solari again getting on the scoresheet in the latter.

As a result of their upturn in form, Celta Vigo have risen to eighth spot in the Spanish top flight, a notable improvement on last season's 17th-placed finish.

Unfortunately for Coudet, they may have hit form slightly too late to sneak into the Europa League group stage places, as they sit seven points behind Real Betis in sixth spot with three games left to play.

That means they will be desperate to win their three remaining matches to keep their slim chances alive of achieving European qualification, starting with Wednesday's important game.

They take on a Getafe side who will look to bounce back from consecutive defeats to move further away from the relegation zone.

Getafe head coach Jose Bordalas pictured in August 2020© Reuters

Los Azulones come into this game on the back of consecutive 1-0 defeats in La Liga, most recently falling to a disappointing loss at home to basement side Eibar.

The game looked set to end goalless until Jose Bordalas's side conceded a penalty in the 89th minute, which Recio converted to snatch all three points.

Before that, Getafe again looked set to seal a point as they travelled to take on Villarreal, but a Yeremi Pino goal in the 80th minute meant they went home empty-handed.

Bordalas's men now find themselves in 15th spot, with a four-point gap between themselves and 18th-placed Huesca with three games left to play.

While they may not fear the drop with just nine points left for the bottom sides to play for, Los Azulones will still want a victory to potentially confirm their safety on Wednesday.

Celta Vigo La Liga form:
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W

Getafe La Liga form:
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • L



Team News

Getafe players celebrate in October 2020© Reuters

Celta Vigo will be without Facundo Ferreyra, who picked up a red card in the dying minutes of the 4-2 victory over Villarreal last time out, while centre-back Nestor Araujo will also serve a suspension after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign in that game.

They join a long list of players on the sidelines, as Sergio Alvarez, Ruben Blanco, Emre Mor, Jeison Murillo and Renato Tapia all remain out through injury.

Key striker Iago Aspas also remains a doubt, after he was unable to feature off the bench last time out, having recorded 13 goals and 11 assists in 30 league appearances this season.

In his absence, Santi Mina continued his strong campaign with a brace to take his tally to 10 goals for the season.

Augusto Solari and Brais Mendez have also contributed plenty of attacking threat recently, having both netted in consecutive matches coming into Wednesday's game.

Getafe come into this game without centre-back David Timor, who will serve a suspension after he was shown his fifth yellow card of the season last time out.

Cucho Hernandez and Erick Cabaco remain out through injury, while centre-back Djene Dakonam is a doubt after he was forced off in the first half of the Eibar game with an injury concern.

Enes Unal and Jaime Mata are expected to partner up again in attack, despite Getafe failing to find the net in the last two games.

Celta Vigo possible starting lineup:
Villar; Mallo, Caceres, Aidoo, Caricol; Beltran; Nolito, Suarez, Solari; Mina, Mendez

Getafe possible starting lineup:
Soria; Suarez, Chakla, Chema, Oliveira; Nyom, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella; Unal, Mata


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We say: Celta Vigo 2-0 Getafe

Even with a long injury list, the hosts come into this game in a far better run of form than their opponents, and we see that continuing with a fourth straight league victory on Wednesday.

Los Celestes will know that they have to win all three of their remaining games to stand any chance of securing sixth spot, and that should provide enough encouragement to see them over the line on home turf.



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CAtletico MadridAtletico38268467254286
2Real Madrid38259467283984
3Barcelona38247785384779
4Sevilla38245953332077
5Real Sociedad3817111059382162
6Real Betis381710115050061
7Villarreal3815131060441658
8Celta Vigo381411135557-253
9Granada38137184765-1846
10Athletic Bilbao381113144642446
11Osasuna381111163748-1144
12CadizCadiz381111163658-2244
13Valencia381013155053-343
14Levante38914154657-1141
15Getafe38911182843-1538
16AlavesAlaves38911183657-2138
17ElcheElche38812183455-2136
RHuesca38713183453-1934
RReal Valladolid38516173457-2331
REibarEibar38612202952-2330

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