Celta vs Athletic Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The second match of the day is between Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao. Both teams need a victory here so that they can further distance themselves from the relegation zone.
Celta Vigo are on a two-game losing streak. After providing heavy resistance against Atletico Madrid and losing a game with just one conceded goal they went on to lose the next match to one of the worst teams in the league last week. They lost to Malaga by the score of 2-1. Adrian scored in the first half extra time. Aspas of Celta Vigo equalized mid-second half, but their hope of a comeback didn’t last for long as Recio put Malaga back in lead just seven minutes after that equalizing goal, thus setting the final result. Celta are placed fourteenth at the table and have a positive goal difference of +3.
Athletic Bilbao are placed just one spot behind their rivals for today. They hold the number fifteen spot on the table. So far in the season they have lost five times, won three, and gotten a drawn on three occasions. They have a negative goal difference of -2 and they do not look anything like the team from the last season. It seems that they are still having trouble adapting to the absence of their former coach who left for Barcelona. They desperately need a win here.
When it comes to the previous meetings between these two sides, Athletic Bilbao are the better team. They have won the last five games when they faced Celta Vigo while conceding just three goals and scoring ten. They have won the last four away games against Celta Vigo. Celta have never won a home game against Athletic Bilbao. The only time that they have gotten a draw at their stadium was in 2014.
Celta don’t have lots of missing players for the match against Athletic Bilbao. Facundo Roncaglia is injured and he will not play on Sunday. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match and they are eager to beat Athletic on Sunday.
On the other side Athletic also do not have lots of missing players for the match on Sunday afternoon. Iker Muniain, Beñat Etxebarria and Óscar De Marcos are injured and they will not play against Celta Vigo. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Celta: Blanco; Jonny, Cabral, Gomez, Mallo; Wass, Lobotka, Hernandez; Sisto, Gomez, Aspas
Athletic: Arrizabalaga; Boveda, Nunez, Laporte, Balenziaga; Jose, Vesga; Williams, Garcia, Cordoba; Aduriz
Celta vs Athletic Prediction
What a great football game in Spain on Sunday and match Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao. It will be an interesting and exciting football game with lots of scoring chances for the both teams. Both are highly motivated to win all three points here and it will be a true football fight for the points. Celta Vigo have failed to win 9 of their last 10 home matches and all players want to bounce back with this game. On the other side Athletic Bilbao have won their last 5 matches against Celta Vigo in all competitions. This time it will be a hard job and all players will play aggressive from the first minute.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Celta vs Athletic Prediction: Celta to win. It will be one tough football game and we expect from Celta to score exactly one goal more. So our risky bet goes on correct score 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.