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Friday Football Tips: Mina's the man for Celta

Santi Mina
Santi Mina can lead the line for Celta Vigo

"Santi Mina has had 12 shots with six on target in his last five, could be leading the line with Iago Aspas injured and has five games with multiple shots on target this season."

Back Santi Mina 2+ shots on target @ 3.55/2

Our props column takes in Celta Vigo v Espanyol on Friday night where conditions are ideal for Santi Mina to be the star...

Anything could happen in this game between Celta Vigo and Espanyol given how bad they both are in the role of hosts and visitors.

Vigo have been incredibly poor at home this season with just one win and five points from their nine games, but Espanyol are even worse on the road, with no wins and just three draws to their names on the road this season.

Ironically they're pretty handy the other way around, with Celta decent on the road and only Rayo Vallecano winning more points at home so far than Espanyol.

So it should give both sides hope of getting a rare result in their poorest metric and that means we'll look towards some attacking markets for today's best bet.

I like the home side Celta to at least give it a go, although these two usually draw when they play each other - with the last five meetings ending all square.

Long term, Celta usually score against Espanyol and with Iago Aspas struggling with injury then it means extra opportunities for Santi Mina to lead the line and be the main goal threat.

Mina's got three goals in his last five games in all competitions, so is in decent touch, and has had 12 shots with six on target during that five-game span.

He may not score here but he'll have plenty of opportunities to get his shots in on goal so it's worth backing him to have 2+ shots on target at 3.55/2.

It's something he's managed five times this season, and he'll never have a better side to do it against and with more freedom if Aspas misses out.

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Column P/L 2021/22

Staked: 118pts
Returned: 145.82pts
P/L: +27.82pts

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