Preview: Celta-Alaves

Celta Vigo and Alaves lock horns at Balaidos on Saturday evening, without a League win between them.

Celta boss Juan Carlos Unzue on starting the season with two straight defeats: “We have a style of play that can’t be influenced by one result or another. Two defeats can’t force us into making drastic changes.

“It’d be a mistake to think that Celta are going to shut up shop in order to feel safe.

“Emre Mor? He’s a very talented young lad who gives us something different. He could get some minutes under his belt but won’t start.”

Alaves boss Luis Zubeldia on his new-look attack of Munir El Haddadi and Bojan Krkic: “They’re young players and they have room to grow. Bojan already has his career, but he’s at a good age to develop further.

“Of course, they’ll help us to make a leap in quality because they’re fresh and very good technically.

“Still, it’s not easy to determine whether they’re able to play in just three sessions. We can’t get carried away.”

Celta Vigo (probable): Sergio; Mallo, Cabral, Fontas, Jonny; Lobotka, Wass, Jozabed; Aspas, Maxi, Sisto

Injuries/suspensions: Guidetti, Radoja, Roncaglia (I)

Alaves (probable): Pacheco; Vigaray, Alexis, Ely, Alfonso; Burgui, Wakaso, Manu, Ibai; Bojan, Munir

Injuries/suspensions: Hector, Laguardia (I)

Form guide: Celta (L L – – -) Alaves (L L – – -)

Previous meeting: Alaves 3-1 Celta

Referee: Melero Lopez

Kick-off time: 17:30 BST/18:30 local time

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