Celta Vigo plays Granada at home when the two sides meet at the Balaidos on September 15, 2019, in Spanish La Liga action.
RC Celta de Vigo was founded in 1923 as a result of the merger of the Real Vigo Sporting and Real Fortuna Football Club. This side has reached the final of the Copa del Rey thrice in their history but they have never won the Copa del Rey nor the La Liga title. Their best season was in 1970/71 when they were unbeaten at home as the “giant killers”.
They finished 6th in the Spanish La Liga final table in 1971 and qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time. During the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League, they made it to the semi-finals where they bowed to Manchester United. Celta de Vigo finished 17th in the La Liga during the previous season and they enter this match as the soccer betting favorites to beat Granada.
Denis Suarez, Gabriel Fernandez, and Iker Losada have scored one goal each for the team this season. Suarez, Pape Diop, and Sante Mina each have an assist for Celta de Vigo. On the defensive end, Goalkeeper Ruben Blanco already has recorded a total of 13 saves in their first two matches.
Celta de Vigo are tied for 11th in the league in Goal Difference at -1. They also hold a tie for 7th place in total goals scored with three so far this season. Celta Vigo also shares the 5th spot with a total of three assists in their first two matches. They rank 17th in Goals Conceded with a total of three this season.
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Granada Club Football is the third Andalucian Club to play in the Spanish La Liga after Betis and Sevilla. Founded in 1931, the club ranks fourth in the historical points classification of Spain’s First Division after playing in the top flight for 20 seasons and finishing in sixth place twice.
This club has never won the La Liga but has triumphed in the Segunda Division and the Segunda B Division three times each. They also finished as runners-up in the 1959 Copa del Rey and were the winners of the Andalucia Cup in 1933. During the last term, Granada finished in second place in the Segunda Division and dropped out in the second round of the Copa del Rey. However, their performance was good enough to put them back in La Liga after two years of absence.
Fede Vico, Antonio Puertas, and Roberto Soldado have found the back of the net this season. Meanwhile, Angel Montoro and Soldado have one assist each for Granada. On the defensive end of the field, Rui Silva has produced already 8 saves this season but the team has given up already five goals so far.
Granada currently ranks 12th in the La Liga in Goal Difference at (-1). They are tied for 4th with a total of four goals scored and are 5th in assists with a total of two so far this season. Granada’s defense hasn’t been as good early on as they have conceded already five goals in two matches, putting them at 18th overall in the league.
Celta de Vigo is 2-2-2 in their last six matches played across all competitions. They are currently 1-1-1 in the La Liga season and have bounced back from an opening week loss to Real Madrid with a 1-0 win over Valencia and a 1-1 tie with Sevilla.
Granada is 2-3-1 in their last six matches across all competitions. However, only two of those matches were played in the top flight and Granada forced a 4-4 tie against Villareal during their season opener and then dropped a 0-1 contest to Sevilla in their most recent outing.
These sides have played each other in a total of 14 times in their history. Celta de Vigo has lost just twice in those 14 matches, winning a total of 7 and figuring in a draw in five other instances. Celta de Vigo has won their last four meetings by an aggregate score of 10-2 with two shutouts.
Celta de Vigo should be happy coming out with a draw against a Sevilla side which had won seven out of its last nine matches. Celta de Vigo head to this match in better form after going undefeated in the last two weeks. Granada is coming off a loss and has historically been dominated by Celta de Vigo. Look for new signee Denis Suarez and stalwart Iago Aspas to lead the Galicians to a home victory here. Prediction: Celta de Vigo