Mid-placed Athletic Bilbao visit Celta Vigo, who are currently struggling to put some distance between themselves and the relegation-zone. This is a round 19 match taking place at Abanca Balaidos this coming Sunday.
Their upcoming match is a difficult challenge for Celta Vigo, who next face Athletic Bilbao in their continuous fight to avoid relegation. They should be highly motivated to spring a surprise, even against a tough opponent like Athletic Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao were knocked out cold when Celta Vigo took a 2-0 win in their latest encounter. It served as pay back for the 1-0 defeat, Athletic Bilbao handed out in the game before.
You don't look for Celta Vigo or Athletic Bilbao, to provide with a lot of entertainment currently, as both are playing mostly tight matches with few goals. The value-bet lies with under 2.5 goals on Sunday.
Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Celta Vigo Form
Celta Vigo have been inconsistent in their last three matches, which added four points to their tally. They claimed a 0-1 win against Elche, before drawing 1-1 with Villarreal. This little streak came to an end, when Mallorca proved too strong in a 1-0 defeat for Celta Vigo. Celta Vigo only managed one meagre home win from a possible six at Abanca Balaidos in the La Liga. They also drew three and lost two of these six encounters, in which they scored six and conceded seven goals.
Athletic Bilbao Form
Their past three matches saw Athletic Bilbao beating Espanyol 1-0, losing 0-2 against Real Madrid, and beating Valencia by 1-3. In their last six La Liga away matches, Athletic Bilbao failed to win even once. In stead, they've drawn three and lost three, scoring five while also conceding 12 times.
Athletic Bilbao won three of their previous five outings against teams from the bottom six and claimed 11 points. They scored 14 and conceded four goals. Celta Vigo have a record of four wins, five draws and nine defeats in the La Liga this season. Athletic Bilbao put seven wins, five draws and six defeats on the board in the La Liga.
Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Stats
- Celta Vigo have scored in the last 13 home matches in a row
- In the last 7 home matches in a row Celta Vigo played, both teams scored
- Celta Vigo have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
- In 8 of the last 9 Celta Vigo home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Celta Vigo have conceded in the last 7 home matches in a row
- In 13 of the last 15 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
- Athletic Bilbao have scored in 13 of the last 15 away matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 5 of the last 6 away matches
Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Team News
Athletic Bilbao just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Celta Vigo at the Abanca Balaidos.
Inigo Martinez nurses an injury and won't be travelling with Athletic Bilbao.
Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao H2H
Athletic Bilbao lost 2-0 against Celta Vigo in their latest encounter. This served as pay back for the 1-0 defeat, Athletic Bilbao handed out in the match before. Celta Vigo enter the match against Athletic Bilbao with a 4-3-3 record in their previous ten encounters. A win rate of 40%, which is perhaps worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Results
Over 2.5 goals happened only three times in the last ten matches Celta Vigo took on Athletic Bilbao. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 8/15 with the bookies.
Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
While Gorka Guruzeta added three strikes to his account in his last six games in the La Liga, Iago Aspas scored twice in his last six.
Abanca Balaidos witnessed Celta Vigo winning three times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing four and losing three as well. Athletic Bilbao claimed five wins, two draw and three defeats in their last 10 games away. Celta Vigo scored the first goal of the game in only four of their 10 previous matches played at Abanca Balaidos. Athletic Bilbao scored first in six of their last 10 outings away from home.
Over 2.5 goals happened three times in the past ten encounters between Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao, with Celta Vigo scoring 1.2 goals on average per game. Athletic Bilbao averaged 0.9 goals, while both teams scored five times. Celta Vigo witnessed over 2.5 goals in four of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.7 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals appeared in four of the last ten matches that Athletic Bilbao played across all tournaments. They scored 1.6 times on average in the process.