Celta – Real Sociedad, Copa Del Rey Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR CELTA DE VIGO - REAL SOCIEDAD
After six consecutive matches, Celta finally won a game – 4:0 against Eibar in the last round of La Liga. Certainly, Celta has had tremendous difficulties lately, although they play well, but have many issues in defense. Some important injuries from for their forwards did not help, but Iago Aspas start go get into shape again. Celta score quite often and failed to do it in only 2 of the last 20 home games, however, with only 5 clean sheets. Celta have only 3 losses as hosts in the history of Copa del Rey and are generally very stable on their own ground in this race.
The situation with Real Sociedad is not much different. They even have 12 points in La Liga, which is 1 less than Celta. Sociedad, however, recorded a new loss that came against Atletico as a guest with 0-2. Still, Real Sociedad is playing better as a guest since the start of the season than a host and all of their victories have come in visits. This is a match for the Cup and Real Sociedad usually play very good in this tournament and often go to a more advanced stage. For them, it is important not to lose at least, because that will mean the next as hosts they’ll have an advantage and a bigger chance of going into the next stage.
In 10 of the last 12 games between Celta and Sociedad there was BTTS, usually these two teams score quite often among themselves. This is true, because of their strong attack and the recent tendency is that Celta often concede goals. Here our prediction is logical and it is BTTS at 1.75. Real Sociedad have scored a goal in each of their last 5 away games in the cup.
CELTA TEAM NEWS
Gomez(8/4 F) is probably out
SOCIEDAD TEAM NEWS
Merino(6/1 M), Zaldua(7/0 D) and Oryarzabal (9/2 F) are probably out for Sociedad