The closing match of the Spanish La Liga Round 27 is set for this Monday, March 5th, 2018, when Celta Vigo welcomes Las Palmas at Balaidos as -220 favorites, and we decided to show you a quick preview of this clash as it should be the most interesting one for the betting-on-goals lovers. The bookies are pretty confident we’ll see some goals at Balaidos, setting the markets on the Over/Under 3 Goals even at -108, so let’s see what can we expect from these two sides this Monday.
Team News, Updates and Facts
CELTA VIGO was beaten by Girona 1-0 on the road last Tuesday, recording the third defeat in the last five La Liga rounds along with a 2-0 victory over Eibar, and a 2-2 stalemate with Espanyol, both on the home soil. The Sky Blues are currently in the 11th spot of the Spanish La Liga table with 35 points and a 43:38 goal difference, which is 3.11 goals per contest on average, six points behind Villarreal in the sixth spot which leads to the UEFA Europa League next season.
If they want to keep the pace with the Yellow Submarine, the Sky Blues certainly need three points from their next clash against Las Palmas, while Celta is undefeated in the previous four games in front of the home fans, recording two victories and two draws in the process. The manager Juan Carlos Unzue is surely unhappy with his team’s recent form, while he can field his best eleven against Las Palmas, as there are no injury problems among Celta Vigo’s squad.
On the other side, LAS PALMAS made a massive upset last Thursday playing a 1-1 draw at home with the leader Barcelona, recording their third stalemate in the last five La Liga matches along with a 2-1 defeat against Sevilla, and a 1-0 victory over Malaga, both on the home soil. La UD is currently sitting in the relegation zone, at the 18th spot of the Spanish La Liga table, with 20 points and a 19:53 goal difference, which is 2.77 goals per contest on average, the same number of points as Levante in the safe 17th spot who has a better goal difference.
They were awful on the road thus far, earning just six points in 13 matches with a 5:28 goal difference, but La UD managed to stay unbeaten in the previous two away matches, recording two nil-nil draws against Leganes and Athletic Bilbao. The manager Paco Jemez is certainly satisfied with his team’s devotion in the few weeks, while for the next clash, he can count on all important first team players, besides the centre-back Pedro Bigas (knee) who is ruled out for the rest of the season.
Betting Odds on the Total at BetDSI Sportsbook
Over 3 Goals @ -108
Under 3 Goals @ -108
Why Bet on the Under?
Despite both Celta Vigo and Las Palmas finished the majority of their La Liga matches in the over, there are a few reasons why you should consider putting your money on the under. Las Palmas is playing pretty tightly in the last couple of weeks, as just one out of their previous five matches had more than two goals in the total, while on two occasions we saw a nil-nil draw, both times when La UD played away from home. Likewise, Celta Vigo’s previous two games were finished in the under, while a half of their 12 home matches had less than three goals in the total.
Why Bet on the Over?
On the other hand, the last nine H2H meetings were finished with at least three goals in the total, while both sides have managed to score in all these nine occasions, including Celta Vigo’s 5-2 victory on the road earlier in the season. Last year at Balaidos, Celta won 3-1, and two seasons ago the clash was ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw. Also, 18 out of Celta’s 26 games this season had at least three goals in the total, and the Sky Blues are well-known for their attacking approach, especially on the home soil.
Celta Vigo vs. Las Palmas Over/Under Betting Pick
As both teams desperately need three points here, I believe we’ll see a lot of scoring opportunities, and every potential goal will be a huge game-changer. The visitors have bagged only five goals in 13 away matches so far, while they are goalless for six La Liga away games in a row, so it is the right time to put an end to this ugly streak which should lead this clash in the over. I also rely on an H2H record, but you can check out all other lines and markets on BetDSI Sportsbook.
MY PICK: Over 3 Goals (-108)