Celta Vigo vs Eibar: Los Celestes welcome Los Armeros to Balaidos

Celta Vigo vs Eibar: Los Celestes welcome Los Armeros to Balaidos

February 23, 2018 Off By Campbell Finlayson

Celta Vigo will host Eibar at the Balaidos in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off of Jornada 25 in La Liga.

The hosts start the weekend in 11th place in La Liga but would climb all the way to seventh with a win, replacing Eibar in the process.

Last weekend saw defeats for both sides with Eibar going down 2-0 to league leaders Barcelona while Celta suffered a heavy defeat in Madrid, 3-0 at the hands of Getafe.

The meeting between the two sides earlier this season saw Celta crush the Basques 4-0 at Ipurua with Celta winning again in the Basque country in October, 2-1 in the Copa del Rey with the second leg in Vigo also going the way of the Sky Blues by a goal to nil.

Celta boss Juan Carlos Unzue has almost a fully fit squad to choose from, Andreu Fontas the only exception whereas Eibar will be without Fran Rico, Sergi Enrich and Ivan Ramis through injury as well as Fabian Orellana after his red card against Barcelona last week.

Predicted Line-Ups:

Celta Vigo (4-3-3): Ruben; Mallo, Cabral, Gomez, Jonny; Wass, Hernandez, Lobotka; Aspas, Gomez, Sisto

Eibar (4-4-2): Dmitrovic; Pena, Arbilla, Oliveira, Angel; Alejo, Diop, Garcia, Inui; Charles, Kike

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When and Where?

The Jornada 25 clash takes place at the Estadio Balaidos in Vigo with a 12pm kick off UK time.