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Dec 14, 2020 at 8pm UK at Balaidos
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Nolito (6'), Aspas (31' pen.), Beltran (43'), Mendez (45+1')
Suarez (54'), Araujo (57')
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Mauro (59')

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

Sports Mole previews Monday's La Liga clash between Celta Vigo and Cadiz, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Celta Vigo will be eyeing their third straight victory in La Liga when they welcome high-flying Cadiz to Vigo on Monday night.

The home side have picked up back-to-back victories over Granada and Athletic Bilbao to move out of the relegation zone, while Cadiz, who are currently fifth in Spain's top flight, continued their excellent start to the season with a 2-1 win over Barcelona last weekend.

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Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot with Hugo Mallo © Reuters

Celta's form this season has largely been disappointing, but a change in manager seems to have brought a change in fortunes, with Eduardo Coudet overseeing two wins from his three games in charge.

The Sky Blues were in the relegation zone when they lost at Sevilla on November 21, but a 3-1 victory over Granada arrived one week later, before an impressive 2-0 success at Athletic Bilbao last weekend.

Celta are currently 17th in the table, having picked up 13 points from their 12 matches, although they could be back in the bottom three by the time that kickoff arrives on Monday night.

The Celts have finished 17th in each of the last two La Liga seasons, and it would not be a surprise to see them in and around the bottom three for the majority of the campaign.

A third straight victory on Monday night would hand them huge confidence, though, ahead of a Copa del Rey clash against Llanera on December 17.

Alvaro Negredo celebrates scoring for Cadiz against Barcelona on December 5, 2020© Reuters

Cadiz, meanwhile, have made an excellent start to the season, picking up 18 points from their 12 league matches to occupy fifth position in the table, just two points behind fourth-placed Real Madrid.

The Yellow Submarine will enter Monday's clash off the back of a 2-1 win over Barca last weekend, which was earned courtesy of a second-half strike from Alvaro Negredo.

Last season's Segunda Division runners-up also won at Real Madrid earlier this season, and the early indications are that they will have no relegation troubles during the 2020-21 campaign.

Alvaro Cervera's side actually have a third-best away record in the league this term, winning four of their six matches and suffering just one defeat, but they have found it difficult on their own patch, managing just one victory and collecting only six points, which is the third-worst record in the division.

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Cadiz La Liga form: DWLLDW

Team News

Cadiz players celebrate Anthony Lozano's goal against Real Madrid on October 17, 2020© Reuters

Celta will be unable to call upon Jeison Murillo on Monday through suspension, meaning that Joseph Aidoo is expected to start alongside Nestor Araujo in the middle of the defence.

Sergio Alvarez, Kevin Vazquez and David Junca are still injured, but Okay Yokuslu is available again after serving a one-game suspension.

Coudet is expected to keep faith with the majority of the side that featured against Athletic last time out, with Iago Aspas, Santi Mina, Nolito and Denis Suarez all likely to start.

As for Cadiz, Luismi Quezada, Jose Mari and Marcos Mauro are unavailable through injury, while Juan Cala and Salvi Sanchez remain fitness doubts.

Negredo is expected to return to the starting XI, having come off the bench to score the winner against Barca, but Alberto Perea and Jairo Izquierdo should keep their spots out wide.

Anthony Lozano is also an option in the final third of the field, but Alvaro is unlikely to alter his formation for Monday's clash, meaning that there might only be room for one centre-forward.

Celta Vigo possible starting lineup:
Blanco; Mallo, Araujo, Aidoo, Olaza; Mendez, Suarez, Tapia, Nolito; Mina, Aspas

Cadiz possible starting lineup:
Ledesma; Iza, Fali, Alcala, Espino; Fernandez, Jonsson; Perea, Alex, Izquierdo; Negredo

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We say: Celta Vigo 1-1 Cadiz

Celta have shown a lot of improvement in their last two matches, but Cadiz's away record this season is excellent, and the visitors will be full of confidence heading into this game; we are finding it difficult to separate the two sides on this occasion and are therefore backing a low-scoring draw.

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