Girona FC go up against Celta Vigo in the La Liga 2022-23 at the Estadi Montilivi in Girona on Friday, August 19, 2022. The match will start at 11:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Girona FC have won their first La Liga match of the season against Getafe last time out. Both strikers, Valentin Castellanos and Cristhian Stuani were on the scoresheet as the hosts got off the mark in the league after their promotion at the end of last season. The Albirrojos had previously suffered a defeat on the opening 2022-23 matchday at Valencia. Girona finished sixth in La Liga 2 last season but won promotion after winning the playoffs.

Celta Vigo finished 11th in La Liga last season with 46 points, 13 points behind a European football spot. Iago Aspas was their top goal-scorer in the 2021-22 season with 18 goals. Their start to the new season has been underwhelming, with a defeat to Real Madrid and a draw against Espanyol. The Os Celestes were also winless in their pre-season friendlies.    

Girona FC vs Celta Vigo La Liga 2022-23 odds

Parimatch odds: Girona FC: 2.85, Celta Vigo: 2.75, Draw: 3.15

Betwinner odds: Girona FC: 2.80, Celta Vigo: 2.59, Draw: 3.22

Betway odds: Girona FC: 2.80, Celta Vigo: 2.70, Draw: 3.10

10CRIC odds: Girona FC: 2.87, Celta Vigo: 2.68, Draw: 3.15

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Girona FC vs Celta Vigo head-to-head

Celta Vigo have the slight edge in this head-to-head, winning six of the 13 matches. Girona FC have won four while three matches ended in a draw.

Girona FC beat Celta Vigo 3-2 in the last match between these teams at the Estadi Montilivi in the 2018-19 La Liga season. Celta Vigo won 2-1 in the reverse fixture that season.

Girona FC vs Celta Vigo squads La Liga 2022-23

Girona FC: Juan Carlos (goalkeeper), Lluc Matas (goalkeeper), Santiago Bueno, David Lopez, Bernardo Espinosa, Juanpe, Miguel Gutierrez, Javi Hernandez, Arnau Martinez, Yan Couto, Ramon Terrats, Ibrahima Kebe, Yangel Herrera, Aleix Garcia, Alex Sala, Reinier, Borja Garcia, Ivan Martin, Samu Saiz, Rodrigo Riquelme, Valery Fernandez, Valentin Castellanos, Cristhian Stuani (captain).

Celta Vigo: Agustin Marchesin (goalkeeper), Ivan Villar (goalkeeper), Unai Nunez, Joseph Aidoo, Oscar Mingueza, Carlos Dominguez, Javi Galan, Hugo Mallo (captain), Kevin Vazquez, Renato Tapia, Fran Beltran, Williot Swedberg, Luca de la Torre, Denis Suarez, Oscar Rodriguez, Miguel Baeza, Franco Cervi, Carles Perez, Augusto Solari, Iago Aspas, Goncalo Paciencia.

Girona FC vs Celta Vigo probable starting lineups

Girona FC: Juan Carlos (goalkeeper); Santiago Bueno, David Lopez, Juanpe; Aleix Garcia; Yan Couto, Yangel Herrera, Samu Saiz, Miguel Gutierrez; Valentin Castellanos, Cristhian Stuani (captain).    

Celta Vigo: Agustin Marchesin (goalkeeper); Hugo Mallo (captain), Unai Nunez, Joseph Aidoo, Javi Galan; Renato Tapia; Franco Cervi, Fran Beltran, Oscar Rodriguez; Iago Aspas, Goncalo Paciencia.

Girona FC vs Celta Vigo combined fantasy XI La Liga 2022-23   

Juan Carlos (goalkeeper); Hugo Mallo, Unai Nunez, Joseph Aidoo, Juanpe; Renato Tapia; Franco Cervi, Fran Beltran, Yan Couto; Iago Aspas (captain), Valentin Castellanos.

Girona FC top picks and players to watch vs Celta Vigo La Liga 2022-23 

Valentin Castellanos: The Argentine striker netted his first La Liga goal in the previous match against Getafe. Castellanos had scored 13 goals and made two assists in 17 MLS matches this season before his move to Girona FC in the summer. His movement inside the opposition penalty box gives him numerous goal-scoring opportunities.

Cristhian Stuani: The 35-year-old striker also scored in the match against Getafe. Stuani netted 22 goals in 37 matches in the 2021-22 La Liga 2 season. The Girona FC captain is a good finisher and is likely to trouble the Celta defenders in this match.

Celta Vigo top picks and players to watch vs Girona FC La Liga 2022-23

Iago Aspas: The Spanish forward scored 18 goals and made six assists in the 2021-22 La Liga season. Aspas has netted twice in two appearances in the league this season. The 35-year-old has been in good touch with eight goal contributions in the last seven matches in this competition. 

Franco Cervi: The winger made seven goal contributions in La Liga last season. The 28-year-old Argentine is a progressive dribbler and can be a useful player in counter-attacking situations. 

Girona FC vs Celta Vigo La Liga 2022-23 prediction

Celta Vigo have the upper hand historically over Girona FC and considering their superior quality of players for this fixture, the Os Celestes are tipped to have an edge. 

However, Girona FC have the home advantage and look in good form after their win in the previous La Liga match this season. The hosts are expected to challenge Celta for all three points in this match.