Girona vs Celta Vigo – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | La Liga 2022-23

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La Liga returns this weekend, with Girona hosting Celta Vigo in the first game of the weekend this Friday. 

Venue: Estadio Municipal de Montilivi (Girona)

Key Statistics

Girona have lost just two of their last nine home games in the league (W6, D1).

The hosts are winless in their last four La Liga home games held on Friday (D2, L2).

Six of Celta’s last eight LL away goals came in the first half.

Celta Vigo have won just one of their last six away league games (D3, L6).

They have failed to score in six of their last ten away games.

They have conceded six goals in two league games this season–the joint-highest in the league.

Head to head

In 13 recent meetings between both sides, Celta Vigo have won six times while Girona have won four times.

Latest performances in all competition

Girona: W-L-D-W-L

Celta Vigo: L-D–L-D-D


After a three-season absence from the top-flight, Girona have made a decent start to their league campaign, taking three points from their first two games of the season.

Their first game of the season was a 1-0 loss to Valencia. They showed proper fight in the game as Valencia needed a penalty to dispatch them. They blew Getafe away on Monday (3-1) thanks to goals from Christian Stuani, Domingos Duarte (ow-goal) and Valentin Castellanos. 

With another home game this weekend, Girona will hope they can bank on their home support to cheer them on this time. However, one will have to go back to March 2018 for the last time the hosts won back-to-back league home matches.

But with a 100% winning record against Celta Vigo at home in the Spanish top-flight (W2), Miguel will fancy his side’s chances of getting a win here. 

Possible Girona starting line-up

Juan Carlos; Santiago Bueno, David Lopez, Juanpe; Yan Couto, Aleix Garcia; Yangel Herrera, Miguel Gutierrez; Samuel Saiz Alonso, Christian Stuani; V. Castellanos.

Injured: Borja Garcia, Ibrahima Kebe, Bernardo Espinosa, Rodrigo Riquelme

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 

Celta Vigo

While Girona have made a decent start to their league campaign, Celta Vigo’s start has been far from ideal.

The visitors opened their league campaign with a 2-2 draw with Espanyol, followed by a 4-1 loss to Real Madrid last time out. 

In those two games, they conceded six goals and so they sit at the bottom of the table for goals conceded heading into this tie. 

Scoring has not been a problem for Celta though as they have only failed to score in each of their last seven league games. And so, the focus will be to tighten at the back as they look to record their first win of the season. 

Possible Celta Vigo starting line-up

Agustin Marchesin; Hugo Mallo, Unai Nunez, Joseph Aidoo, Javi Galan; Fran Beltran; Franco Cervi, Rodriguez Arnaiz, Augusto Solari; Goncalo Paciencia, Iago Aspas.

Injured: None 

Doubtful: None  

Suspended: None 


Girona 1-1 Celta Vigo