Injury-Ridden Sociedad Takes on Celta Vigo on the RoadPublished March 12, 2016 by Florin P
Celta Vigo seeks redemption after humiliating defeat against Real Madrid (5:15 p.m UK Time).
Real Sociedad looked capable of challenging the teams currently sitting on Europa League places after winning plenty of games in February. They failed to win any of the last three games and allowed a combined five goals over the span while scoring just two and their objective is now in danger. A victory over Celta Vigo will get them back on track, but securing the points on the road is terribly difficult.
Eight Players Missing for Real Sociedad
Home pitch advantage is essential for Real Sociedad and most of the points were picked up at home this season. On the road, the team focused mainly on keeping clean sheets and preventing opponents from scoring in the first half, something that they were only marginally successful at achieving.
Under normal circumstances, the visitors will pose serious problems to Celta Vigo, a team that tends to allow plenty of goals if kept under pressure. The problem is that Real Sociedad will be playing without eight of its key players, including three essential strikers. This will make it more difficult for them to send an avalanche of shots at the opposing goalkeeper and their effectiveness in front of the goal is pretty low.
A Humiliating Defeat for Celta Vigo
The hosts come after a heartbreaking defeat in Madrid against Real despite the fact that they played pretty well during the first 45 minutes. Both teams had multiple scoring opportunities, but in the second half the visitors were utterly crushed and allowed six unanswered goals.
The fans were extremely frustrated by that defeat and the only way of helping them forget is by delivering all three points against Real Sociedad. With the visitors missing so many players, including their most prolific strikers, this is not a bridge too far and odds of 11/10 offered by bet365 Sports make it worth backing the hosts.