Celta Vigo is having a tight schedule in the nxt few weeks, considering their Europa League and Primera obligations. On the other hand, Granada decided to make a radical change in order to try to save their status. They are currently second to the last with 7 points away from the safe zone, with 7 rounds until the end of this year's La Liga. They promoted Arsenal's legend Tony Adams as a new manager and a possible savior who will complete one hard task. Before Granada, he led Wycombe Wanderers and Portsmouth.
What seems to be a plus side in this game for the home team is the fact that Celta Vigo, as we said, has many games in the upcoming period, and they don't have too many possibilities to move up or down in the domestic championship. They will be focusing on the Europe League and their games there. They defeated Genk in the first leg of the quarterfinals 3-2, and for sure the coach Eduardo Berizzo will rest several players in this game. Nevertheless, Tony Adams will have a lot of problems with that kind of mixed Celta lineup, because Granada has a lot of problems in the back line. They conceded at least three goals in three out of the last four games played in La Liga.
Celta will travel to the south of Spain thinking about the rematch with Genk. They have a small advantage and they have to preserve their energy for the clash in Belgium. For them, it is totally not important what will be the outcome of this game, because they sit safely in the 10th position without any danger of reaching to the relegation zone, while not having any chances to move up. Resting key player because of the Europe League is known to them, as they already did that last week against Eibar when they lost 0-2.
When looking head to head matches Celta is on a really good streak as they have 8 straight victories without a loss. In the las three games, they won always scoring two or more goals. In the last ten matches, Granada conceded on 9 of them against Celta. In the first match of this season, between these two clubs, played in Vigo, the home team easily defeated Granada 3-1.
There are no key players missing because of an injury in both teams, but as we said, Celta will combine the lineup for this game.
This is win or go home game for Granada. They just have to get 3 points out of this one, or they are out of the picture for the next year's La Liga. They have the home court advantage, they have the new coach and an opponent who isn't very interested in this game. They are solid at home, and before the games with three major Spanish names, Real, Atletico Madrid and Valencia, they had three straight wins.
So tonight play on Granada, and if you want to play on goals, a moderate number between 2 and 3 will be a safe bet for you. If you want to take some risk play that Granada will score in both halves.