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Espanyol vs. Celta Vigo 4/10/2022 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Espanyol takes on Celta Vigo on 4/10/2022 at 09:15 AM.

Espanyol challenges Celta Vigo in a La Liga match. Espanyol with a record of 9-9-12 this season comes into this game with a 1-5-9 record on the road. Celta Vigo is 9-9-12 this season and is 5-4-7 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Espanyol and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Celta Vigo than game on their home pitch?

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Celta Vigo and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Celta Vigo than game on their home pitch?

The Espanyol Roster

The Players to Watch for the Espanyol

Leandro Cabrera DF



Leandro Cabrera has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Leandro Cabrera has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Leandro Cabrera has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Leandro Cabrera has 0 Red Cards this season.

Sergi Darder MF



Sergi Darder has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Sergi Darder has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Sergi Darder has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sergi Darder has 0 Red Cards this season.

Pedrosa DF



As a scorer, Pedrosa had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Espanyol teammates, Pedrosa had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Pedrosa has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Pedrosa has 0 Red Cards this season.

Raúl de Tomás FW



As a scorer, Raúl de Tomás had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Raúl de Tomás has 14 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Raúl de Tomás has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Raúl de Tomás has 4 Red Cards this season.

Sergi Gómez DF



As a scorer, Sergi Gómez had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Espanyol teammates, Sergi Gómez had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sergi Gómez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sergi Gómez has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Celta Vigo Roster

The Players to Watch for the Celta Vigo

Javi Galán DF



Javi Galán has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Javi Galán has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Javi Galán has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Javi Galán has 0 Red Cards this season.

Iago Aspas FW



Iago Aspas has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Celta Vigo teammates, Iago Aspas had 13 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Iago Aspas has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Iago Aspas has 5 Red Cards this season.

Brais Méndez MF,FW



As a scorer, Brais Méndez had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Celta Vigo teammates, Brais Méndez had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Brais Méndez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Brais Méndez has 0 Red Cards this season.

Santi Mina FW



As a scorer, Santi Mina had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Santi Mina has 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Santi Mina has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Santi Mina has 1 Red Cards this season.

Denis Suárez MF



Denis Suárez has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Celta Vigo teammates, Denis Suárez had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Denis Suárez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Denis Suárez has 0 Red Cards this season.

Espanyol Team Stats

The Espanyol Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Espanyol was able to score 1.00 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Espanyol was able to score 0.73 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Espanyol was able to score on 0.30 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Espanyol attempted 3.37 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Espanyol is able to get 31.3% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.







Espanyol Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Espanyol was able to hold opponents to 1.27 goals. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Espanyol goalkeepers fended off 4.2 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 69.0% of shots on target were saved by Espanyol goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 26.7% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Espanyol. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Espanyol Utility Stats

Espanyol tried 9.53 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Espanyol in the top 97 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Espanyol had 14.0 interceptions. This puts Espanyol in the top 27 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Espanyol commits 13.47 fouls. This puts Espanyol in the top 60 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Espanyol drew 15.47 fouls. Espanyol is in the top 7 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Espanyol had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.0 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Espanyol in the top 67 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Celta Vigo Team Stats

The Celta Vigo Offensive Stats and Metrics

Celta Vigo scored 1.03 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Celta Vigo scored those goals off assists 71.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.73 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Celta Vigo was able to score on 0.31 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Celta Vigo attempted 3.33 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Celta Vigo attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 31.5% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Celta Vigo Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Celta Vigo was able to hold opponents to 0.97 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Celta Vigo goalkeepers fended off 3.53 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Celta Vigo truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 71.7% of shots on target were saved by Celta Vigo goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 36.7% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Celta Vigo. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Celta Vigo Utility Stats

Celta Vigo tried 14.17 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Celta Vigo in the top 67 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Celta Vigo had 15.3 interceptions. Celta Vigo is in the top 18 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Celta Vigo commits 15.4 fouls. Celta Vigo is in the top 88 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Celta Vigo drew 14.13 fouls. This puts Celta Vigo in the top 22 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Celta Vigo committed an offside 2.1 times. This puts Celta Vigo in the top 75 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Espanyol vs. Celta Vigo Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Espanyol 1 Celta Vigo 2

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