CEV vs ESL Dream11 : Moving out of the relegation zone takes precedence for Espanyol ahead of today’s impending encounter
For both Celta Vigo and Espanyol, the opening set of fixtures in La Liga 2019-20 have been anything but something to cherish about. The two sides have had no one but themselves to blame for their dejecting results, ones which have seen them being made light work off to be slumped in the trenches of the points tally in the early exchanges of the league.
Currently slumped in 18th place, for Espanyol in particular, it been a chastening start to the league. The side have taken no time in unravelling, winning just the one match in five with their three defeats leaving them in the relegation zone. The side were swept apart 3-1 in their previous encounter, a defeat which was testament to the lapses filled football they have doled out this season, leaving the side in a precarious situation ahead of today’s upcoming clash.
Looking to make amends for their previous dejecting results, the side take on Celta Vigo today, a side who themselves are in massive need of impetuous to help them wrench out of the impasse they find themselves entrapped in. In 16th place with their last three matches seeing the winless, the side will be buoyed by their previous performance though, a resolute and diminutive performance which saw them profligate a 0-0 draw against a staunch Atletico Madrid side.
CEV vs ESL Match Prediction
Where nothing has gone in the favour of either side, Celta Vigo’s bygone performance is one which places them as the fir favourites for today’s encounter. They managed to constrain Atletcio Madrid from scoring against them, imbedding in place a shut down by using the defensive skill set imbued in them to parry away a flurry of shots.
It was a performance which saw them finally unlock their true potential and be lauded for their determination and reslliance, a performance they’ll be looking to emulate today as well. Espanyol should find it tough to score past them, seeing Celta Vigo come out of a win in this one.
Probable Playing 11
- Elsewhere, Gabriel Fernandez and Junca both look likely to miss this one for Celta Vigo with there having been no update released on their ongoing illness and shoulder injury respectively.
- Facundo Ferreyra and Iturrapse are both out injured for Espanyol for today’s impending clash.
Ruben Blanco (GK), Lucas Olaza, Nestor Araujo, Joseph Aidoo, Hugo Mallo, Fran Beltran, Stanislav Lobotka, Denis Suarez, Rafinha, Santi Mina, Iago Aspas
Diego Lopez (GK), Javi Lopez, Naldo, Fernando Calero, Adria Pedrosa, Victor Sanchez, Marc Roca, Sergi Darder, Oscar Melendo, Matias Vargas, Jonathan Calleri
La Liga 2019-20
Match: Celta Vigo Vs Espanyol
Date And Time: 26th September, Thursday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos, Vigo
- Ruben Blanco, Hugo Mallo, Stanislav Lobotka, Santi Mina
- Fernando Calero, Sergi Darder, Oscar Melendo, Matias Vargas
- G Fernandez
- E Granero
CEV vs ESL Dream11 Goal-Keeper
A massive reason for Celta Vigo managing to script an unprecedented and compelling performance against Atletico Madrid was down to their shot stopper, Ruben Blanco. His slew of saves saw him deliver an upbeat performance, one he’ll be looking to emulate today as well to leave Espanyol in disarray as they try to breach the opponent’s goal.
CEV vs ESL Dream11 Defenders
With both the sides having managed to muster up just 6 goals in between the in the 10 matches they have played, a cleansheet could be a very realistic outcome for either side today. And the one outfit which looks likelier to come out on the greener side of the rub are the hosts. They have managed to safeguard their goal with unstinted support from the goal-keeper and defenders, seeing us get in a duo of defensive options from the side.
CB Nestor Araujo and leftback Lucas Olaza are picked up from the side whilst from the opposition we have decided to opt for CB Fernando Calero.
CEV vs ESL Dream11 Midfielders
With the home side suffering a spate of injuries, critically to all their leading goal scores, the onus on the set of players we have opted for over here increases to pile on the goals for the side today. In Matias Vargas and Sergi Dader, the side have two players more than capable of making amends for them and covering over the gaps of their worldclass performers sitting out this one, names we have decided to get in for this match.
The two picks come into our side from Espanyol as well with us moving in with Okay Yokuslu and Stanislav Lobotka for the impending clash.
CEV vs ESL Dream11 Strikers
The one pick from the home side for us in this facet with us going ahead with Santi Mina while from the opposition we have gotten in the two players as we compensate for their attacking options over here. If Espanyol have been dejecting in defence, their opponents have hardly fared better, falling down at crucial junctures under attacks who have plundered them ruthlessly.
This increases the proposition of Jonathan Calleri and Wu Lei intertwining their skill set in unison to get either a goal or assist in between them, seeing us indulge in the services of the two players.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Santi Mina is selected as our captain for this match while Lobotka is being made the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.