Match Preview: Elche 1-0 Celta Vigo Predictions and Betting Tips 03.10.2021

Elche – Celta Vigo Predictions & Tips For Today, October 3, 2021.

League: SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 8
Match: 13:00 Elche – Celta Vigo
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.42
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

Elche – Celta Vigo Match Preview

  • Elche are five points behind their seven-game start to last year’s La Liga (LL) campaign, which must be a significant concern given they survived in 2021/22 by a margin of just two points. On the other hand and more positively, the last time Elche began a LL season with one win from their first seven fixtures (2014/15), they recovered to post the 13th-highest points tally, although still suffered relegation due to financial struggles!
  • On another positive note, their home record has been respectable so far, especially as their three draws from three home LL fixtures includes two starts as underdogs. This weekend, manager Fran Escribá will surpass the 24 matches he started in charge of opponents Celta Vigo, but goes into this game with the exact same win rate (25%) that he accrued at his former club.
  • Celta won just two of eight games as a travelling favourite last LL season (D5, L1), so an away victory as favourites over Levante two rounds back would have been reassuring. It appears to have kickstarted their campaign as well, as they have now secured back-to-back LL wins ‘to nil’ (home/away) for the first time since 2020. Having barely improved in league football since Escribá’s departure (29.58% win rate), they’ll be hoping this is the start of something new.
  • The visitors still have room for improvement in the first 45 minutes though, after ending the previous round with the league’s joint-worst first-half goal difference (-3). That has seen them lead at half-time just once this LL season (L1), though encouragingly, none of their three half-time deficits have been suffered away from home.
  • Players to watch: Lucas Pérez remains the only player to record Elche’s first goal twice this LL season. On the other hand, Celta’s Iago Aspas has not scored in any of his eight appearances against Elche!
  • Hot stat: Thirteen of Elche’s last 15 LL matches have produced two or fewer total goals.