Celta Vigo – Ath Bilbao : Preview & Prediction
Celta de Vigo and Athletic Bilbao face each other at Estadio de Balaídos in a match of the 11th round of the Primera Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 7 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stadium was on 04-04-2017, in a match for the Primera Division that ended the victory of Athletic Bilbao by (0-3). The goals of the match were scored by Raúl García (35 ‘and 50’) and Mikel Rico (83 ‘) for Athletic Bilbao. In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Celta de Vigo presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, the home team is in 14th place, having won 11 points. In the last match, they lost with Málaga away by (2-1), after having lost at home in a game against Atletico Madrid by (0-1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in his stadium. In the last 5 home games for the league, Celta de Vigo recorded 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses, having won 5 points in 15 chances. The team have conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In the last 20 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: he scored 10 of his 27 goals in the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Celta de Vigo has been performing poorly in La Liga, lost their last 2 games and needs a recovery to get away from the last standings. The team is characterized by an efficient attack that has scored 19 goals and is the fourth best of the national, while the defense, on the other hand, has suffered 16 goals and is the seventh most leaked, showing the imbalance between the offensive and defensive sectors. Playing at home, as the match on Sunday, Celta Vigo has the fourth worst campaign of the national, has not won in his stadium for 3 games and it is worth mentioning that he conceded goals in these 3 matches. For the clash against Athletic Bilbao, coach Unzué will not be able to count on goalkeeper Ruben Blanco due to suspension.
The visiting team is currently in 15th place with 11 points, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Leganes by (1-0). In the last match, lost at home to Barcelona by (0-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with a total of 20 goals scored and 17 conceded. Already inside the home, won 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 23 goals scored and 12 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a home win with Östersunds FK by (1-0). In the league, Athletic Bilbao won 4 points in 15 chances, after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 5 games they played as a visitor.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor for 4 games. In 10 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the five games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 11 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 5 of his 13 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Athletic Bilbao have been performing well below expectations in the Spanish Championship, have won only 1 of the last 7 games and need to seek recovery to move away from the relegation zone. The team is characterized by a rather ineffective attack that scored 10 goals and is the seventh worst of the competition, while the defense suffered 12 goals and is the ninth less leakage, demonstrating that a better performance of the 2 sectors is needed. Playing away from home, such as Sunday’s clash, Athletic Bilbao have not won 4 games where they have accumulated 3 losses and 1 draw and it is worth mentioning that they conceded goals in these 4 matches. For the clash against Celta de Vigo, coach José Ángel will not be able to count on midfielder Etebarria because of injury.
Celta Vigo – Ath Bilbao : Betting Tips
Celta Vigo – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70