La Liga Match Preview: Almeria vs. Celta Vigo

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Updated: April 14, 2014
Celta Vigo and Almeria

Match Date: 20 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Mediterraneo

 

Despite struggling in the relegation zone, UD Almeria shall be the center of attention in its upcoming match against Celta Vigo. Last weekend, the club experienced a 4-0 thrashing in the hands of Real Madrid. However, its head honcho, Francisco Rodriguez, was quick to defend his decision to bench some of his regulars in order to get some rest.

 

According to Rodriguez, his intention was to get some fresh legs and ensure victory against “winnable clubs.” Despite the implicit admission that the loss was a little bit intentional, Rodriguez shared that the defeat still, caused them pain. They just fell into their 3rd consecutive defeat and their rank slipped to the 19th spot.

 

The rest of UD Almeria is hopeful that Rodriguez’s decision will lead to positive results.

 

Meanwhile, despite the drop in the table, Celta Vigo’s head honcho, Luis Enrique, was satisfied with the draw against Real Sociedad. The squad’s top brass is confident that the draw shall inspire them to generate positive results in their remaining matches.

 

Celta Vigo currently sits on the 14th spot of the table. However, the drop prevented them from being hailed as the match’s sports betting favorite. Nevertheless, its previous encounter against Almeria witnessed them snatched the upper hand in several occasions. Thus, there is a possibility for the match to end in a stalemate.

 

In 12BET, a draw is pegged at a decent value of 3.13.

 

Prediction: Draw

 

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