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Celta Vigo
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Mayoral (23', 51')
Cuenca (9'), Mayoral (38'), Oscar (48'), Luis (56'), Olivera (64')

Preview: Celta Vigo vs. Getafe - prediction, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole previews Wednesday's La Liga clash between Celta Vigo and Getafe, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
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With the La Liga campaign approaching its end, Getafe will travel to Celta Vigo on Wednesday with the aim of moving further away from the bottom three in the table.

The hosts have climbed into the battle for a top-half finish, while their visitors sit four points above the drop zone with six games remaining.

Match preview

After battling in the top half for the entirety of last season, culminating in an eighth-placed finish, Celta Vigo experienced a concerning start to the new term, sitting in the drop zone with 13 points from their opening 14 matches.

However, the board's trust in manager Eduardo Coudet quickly paid off, and Los Celestes rose away from the threat of the drop, now finding themselves in the fight for a top-half finish with a tally of 39 points from 32 outings.

Although they did endure a disappointing five-game winless run between mid-March and mid-April, Coudet's side were able to make a return to winning ways in impressive fashion last time out against eighth-placed Athletic Bilbao.

In a tough away trip, Los Celestes took a two-goal lead in the first half through Iago Aspas and Fran Beltran, and they stood strong to see out the victory and return home with all three points.

Now finding themselves just three points behind 10th-placed Valencia, Celta Vigo will aim to add another notch to their wins column to increase their pursuit of a top-half place in the final run of the campaign.

They take on a Getafe side who have also improved their position in a fight for survival, albeit having not yet fully moved away from the threat of the drop.

Under the guidance of Quique Sanchez Flores, they have successfully climbed out of the bottom three, having earned a commendable tally of 31 points from the 24 league games since his appointment in October after a dismal start to the campaign.

While a particularly strong spell came around the turn of the year, the Azulones struggled between the middle of February and mid-March, failing to pick up a victory in six attempts before they were finally able to stop the rot with a 1-0 home win over Mallorca thanks to Borja Mayoral's goal.

However, they have been unable to add to that, losing back-to-back games heading into Wednesday as they most recently fell short against Villarreal.

That has meant that, despite them now having a head start over the bottom three, their lead now only stands at four points with six games left, meaning Flores's men do have more work to do to maintain their top-flight status.

Celta Vigo La Liga form:
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • W

Getafe La Liga form:
  • L
  • D
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • L

Team News

Celta Vigo remain without defender Hugo Mallo, who is set to miss the rest of the season through injury.

Veteran forward Iago Aspas continues to be their star man, having netted 14 goals and provided four assists in 31 La Liga appearances this term.

Fran Beltran should keep his place in midfield after finding the net last time out, although Renato Tapia will also be vying to return in the anchor role.

Similarly to their opponents, Getafe are heavily reliant on a goalscoring forward, with Enes Unal having hit the net 15 times in La Liga this campaign, 11 more than anyone else in the squad.

Borja Mayoral will hope to join the Turkish striker, having scored four times in 12 league appearances since joining on loan from Roma.

Carles Alena and Mauro Arambarri remain key men in Flores's 3-5-2 setup and should again operate in the centre.

Celta Vigo possible starting lineup:
Dituro; Vazquez, Aidoo, Araujo, Galan; Beltran; Mendez, Suarez, Cervi; Aspas, Mina

Getafe possible starting lineup:
Soria; Cabaco, Mitrovic, Cuenca; Suarez, Alena, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Olivera; Mayoral, Unal

We say: Celta Vigo 1-1 Getafe

Celta Vigo will fancy their chances of taking all three points after an impressive win last time out, but Getafe are fighting for survival, and we back them to secure a commendable result.

The Azulones know their work is not done, and, while Wednesday will pose a major test, they have enough quality to force a share of the spoils.

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