Celta Vigo will be looking to continue their impressive run of form in La Liga when they make the trip to Nuevo Mirandilla on Saturday afternoon to take on Cadiz.
The visitors will enter the match off the back of a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on February 5, while Cadiz suffered a 2-1 defeat to Mallorca last time out to remain in the relegation zone.
Cadiz are firmly locked in a relegation fight this season, boasting just 18 points from their opening 23 matches of the 2021-22 La Liga campaign, which has left them in 18th spot in the table, five points behind 17th-placed Mallorca, who have a game in hand in the side directly below them.
Mallorca crucially beat Cadiz 2-1 in the league last time out, but the Yellow Submarine have still managed to collect four points from their last three matches, drawing with Espanyol before beating Levante ahead of the reverse to Mallorca on Saturday.
Los Piratas finished 12th in La Liga last season, impressing many with their performances, but it has been a struggle this term, and they are facing a huge battle to make it three straight campaigns at this level of football.
Cadiz, now under the management of Sergio Gonzalez, have the worst home record in La Liga this term, collecting just six points from 11 matches, failing to record a single victory in the process.
Celta Vigo head coach Eduardo Coudet pictured in May 2021© Reuters
Celta suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cadiz when the two sides locked horns for the reverse match earlier this season, but the points were shared in a goalless draw when they met at Nuevo Mirandilla last term.
The Sky Blues have picked up seven points from their last three league games, drawing with Sevilla, in addition to beating Osasuna and Rayo Vallecano, which has allowed them to move into 10th spot in the table.
Eduardo Coudet’s side are 12 points clear of the relegation zone and just five points behind sixth-placed Villarreal, so another victory this weekend would move them closer to the European positions.
Celta’s away form this season has been impressive, picking up 16 points from 11 matches, suffering just three defeats in the process, while they have only conceded 10 La Liga goals on their travels this term.
The Sky Blues are outsiders when it comes to a possible top-six finish, but the team’s talent, especially in the forward areas, could put them in contention, particularly if they can have a strong end to the month, facing Cadiz, Levante and Atletico Madrid in their final three games of February.