Match date: 13 Apr 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: UEFA Europa League
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
3-2 - Won
Celta Vigo suffered two defeats in last two rounds of Spanish La Liga and must end that negative mini streak tonight, in Europa league quarter finals are welcoming Belgian Genk which are in pretty good form. In last match Celta suffered defeat at home against Eibar in match where had ball possession and managed to create chances but failed to score a single goal while conceded two, before that were outplayed by Valencia away from home and currently occupies 10th spot at the table in Spain. They dropped their form in comparison to a previous season when were at 6th position in the end and reached Europa league group stage directly. In 1/8 finals they eliminated Russian Krasnodar after two victories while in 1/16 finals after being defeated at home managed to recoup that in rematch and after extra time win further progress. Hosts shoved decent goal scoring skills so far but their main problem was dense, in Spanish league they conceded 51 goal in 30 rounds and must show improving in back line. Tonight they are marked as favorites and should be able to achieve victory at home ground over decent Belgian team. This match won't be easy, guests are motivated but there is big difference in quality of leagues in which these two teams are playing so Celta are for sure much closer to a victory. Defensive midfielder Marcelo Diaz (30/1), forwards Giuseppe Rossi (27/6) and John Guidetti (31/7) are injured and won't be available for this game while goalkeeper Ruben Blanco (15/0) is in doubt due to injury issues.
Genk on the other side weren't so great in domestic league and were at 8th spot at the table after 30 rounds so now are fighting to reach Europa league qualifications in play offs, in Europe however were much better and reached quarter finals, in last round they eliminated rivals from Belgian league Gent, before that were better than Romanian Astra but now must show some really good performances in order to at least avoid defeat on this trip. Guests recorded five victories and got one draw in last six games while in last 13 matches in all competitions suffered only one defeat against main candidates for the title in Jupiler league Anderlecht. It will be very difficult tonight to achieve positive result, they are underdogs and must show some great skills to confront to a decent Spanish side, this is their first meeting with Celta in modern history and must play some pretty good football to continue their unbeaten run. Visitors weren't great on travelings and i don't believe that can surprise here and celebrate, despite hosts aren't in some great form it will be needed some really amazing game to outplay them at this stadium. They were eliminated from Belgian Cup and now it's all about Europe, they have a good chance to play qualifications for Europa league while don't have much chances to win the title here but won't give up for sure and i expect good game tonight. Guests are coming here without injured goalkeeper Marco Bizot (31/0), midfielder Tino susic (24/1), forwards Siebe Schrijvers (7/0), Nikolaos Karelis (27/18) and Dante Vanzeir (2/0).
Celta Vigo will have a good chance to achieve great result and reach Europa league semi finals they are facing with Genk which are in good form and mustn't underestimate them, visitors are coming there to avoid defeat at least and aren't without any chances but still i believe that hosts will win in the end.