Real Sociedad vs. Celta Vigo Preview (Week 14) : La Real Tries To Impress At Home; Celta Vigo Targets A Win Away

Updated: November 12, 2013
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Real Sociedad will try to recover from a humiliating loss to Real Madrid. The 5-0 thrashing was simply too much to bear while Celta Vigo will try its luck to fetch a victory in foreign ground.


Real Sociedad vs. Celta Vigo Preview


Match Date: 23 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Anoeta


Team Form

Real Sociedad

La Real failed to bring their Old Trafford momentum to Santiago Bernabeu when Real Madrid thrashed them with a 5-1 victory.


Instead of living up to expectations, Real Sociedad were easily demolished in their recent match. Before the first half ended, La Real have already their white flag as Real Madrid had already scored 4 goals to nil. Fortunately, in an attempt to salvage themselves from further humiliation, Antoine Griezmann scored their first and final goal in the match.


The result of such thrashing added more pressure to win in their own territory. At the end of the day, La Real remains in good shape for despite the loss, they still moved upward to the 7th spot. Up by 2 notches, this should serve as their inspiration. Moreover, La Real plays the strongest at home. Winning 19 of their last 20 home matches, it is a bit impossible for them to experience defeat.



Celta Vigo

A collapse in their own territory by the rock bottom Rayo Vallecano gathered boos and taunting from its supporters. Submitting to 2 goals to nil, this is the third time that the club surrendered in their ground.


Celta Vigo’s spells of home losses continue. Levante’s narrow win was immediately followed by Barcelona’s thrashing. Thus, when Rayo Vallecano, one of La Liga’s bottom 3 made an impression, this was enough for Celta Vigo fans to carry out their frustration for the club. Even their head honcho, Luis Enrique expressed his disappointment with the recent match result, but stressed that taunting does not help Celta Vigo in prepping up their game.


Enrique added that such act, although reasonable brings down their morale.


But while it is true that Celta Vigo are having problems playing at home, the loss barely affected their ranking. They even went a notch higher for their impressive performance during their away battles helped them improve their position in the La Liga table. Against Sevilla, they secured a 1-0 edged and despite Barcelona’s attack, the match prior to them—the one against Malaga, Celta Vigo kept a clean sheet and scored 5 important goals.


Bringing more hope is the upcoming return of striker Mario Bermejo. Bermejo is expected to be seen on action in the pitch during the Real Zaragoza encounter and will most likely feature when they meet Real Sociedad.



Football betting tip: Real Sociedad 3-1 Celta Vigo

Expect Real Sociedad to recover from their humiliating loss and the best place to show their strength is in front of their loyal supporters.





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