This is the first time these two teams meet each other in League competition and it will give a great chance for each team to see opponents in action.
Celta Vigo has had a good home record in previous season. Only 4 defeats out of 19 matches played is a huge accomplishment, especially when you are paired with teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atl. Madrid… Much of their success can be linked to their high pressing game and quick counterattacks. Celta Vigo can be deadly at home ground, which is something newly promoted Leganes should take into consideration.
Last year’s 6th placed team will want to build on the excellent finish, but it won’t be as easy as it seems. One of their star players, Nolito has left the club to join Manchester City. That could be a “wrench in their plans”, as he was a big part of his team’s success. When Celta Vigo played without him, it just didn’t seem as the same team, so it would be interesting to see how will they perform without him. Despite that, Celta Vigo still is a strong favourite in the upcoming match, and we can expect them to kick off a new season with 3 points.
Leganes has managed to be promoted into the first division football for the first time in their history. Along with Eibar, they are quite frankly not a team from whom we can expect much in the upcoming season. Looking at pre season matches, Leganes did indeed defeat Villarreal (3:2), but matches leading to that victory are not as promising. A fair goal for Leganes would be to try to stay in the first division and avoid relegation zone. Anything more than that would be outstanding.
Celta Vigo has proven, they are still a strong team with 2 wins against Deportivo (2:0) andand FIorentina (0:1). With the departure of Nolito, Celta Vigo seems to have found a replacement in Pione Sisto, so attacking wise, they should still be a reasonable threat, especially against newcomers, who do not have any experience in playing in first division.
Prediction : Celta Vigo to win
Odds : 1.65 Pinnacle
Prediction 2 : Under 2.5
Odds : 1.80 Pinnacle