Espanyol, who tethering just a point above the relegation zone and have lost their last two matches in La Liga, will host Celta Vigo on Saturday at 17:30 GMT.
Two consecutive losses for Espanyol have highlighted their relegation worries this season. They are just one point above 18th-placed Getafe. They will need to win the clash against Celta to avoid dropping into the relegation zone this weekend.
Celta Vigo are just 4 points ahead of Espanyol and thus could be down to 3 if they lose on Saturday. Celta are unbeaten in their last 4 matches, and they will be hoping to keep this form going when they travel to Barcelona to face Espanyol.
Espanyol will take to the pitch against Celta without left back Adria Pedrosa (groin injury) and central midfielder Keidi Bare (ruptured ankle ligament).
Celta Vigo will be without goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin. The 33-year-old has been nursing an Achilles tendon rupture since February 3, 2023.
This will be a must-win for Espanyol to allow them to return from the brink of entering the relegation zone. They will seek to dominate the ball and use their crisp passing to create chances.
Celta Vigo, away from home, will seek to be disciplined and compact in their approach/
Espanyol will win the match and take the 3 points on offer.
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