The Monday night kick-off sees Celta Vigo trying to amend La Liga’s worst away record against an improving Real Zaragoza.
The Celestes record away from Balaidos reads played six, lost six. In that context home wins are essential, making last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Real Mallorca especially disappointing.
Paco Herrera’s side are 16th, one point above the bottom three. Their hosts Zaragoza are 13th and coming off another respectable showing against one of the big boys, in last weekend’s 3-1 loss to Barcelona.
Coach Manolo Jimenez is clearly taking Celta very seriously though, having called his players in for an additional hour of video analysis.