Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction 15.05.2024

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

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Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

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2.70

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  • Competition: Spain - LaLiga
  • Date: Wednesday, 15th, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 21:00 UTC +1 / 22.00 CEST
  • Venue: Estadio de Balaidos (Vigo)

Celta de Vigo takes on Athletic Bilbao at Balaidos on Wednesday evening, seeking vital points to bolster their bid for survival in the Spain's top division.

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips: 1X (Double chance)

Despite successfully holding off Atletico Madrid for much of the match and pushing for a crucial point, Los Celestes' defensive wall was breached in the 84th minute by Rodrigo De Paul, whose spectacular volley made the difference between the two sides.

As they return with their heads bowed from the Spanish capital, marking their third loss in the last five league matches, the Galician club still remains well-positioned to extend their 12-year stay in LaLiga, holding a solid five-point cushion above 18th-placed Cadiz with three rounds remaining.

All three setbacks, though, came on away soil, while the return to their Balaidos fortress offers cause for optimism, as Celta have earned an impressive 10 points out of 12 on offer from their last four home fixtures, netting a remerkable 7x in back-to-back thrashings of Las Palmas (4-1) and Villarreal (3-2).

Celta's inability to thwart the Colchoneros, coupled with Athletic's late comeback to salvage a dramatic 2-2 draw against Osasuna, effectively pushed the Basque club into the UEFA Europa League next season, as their gap behind Atletico Madrid widened to seven points with three games left to play.

Since beating Mallorca in a tense penalty shootout to lift their 24th Copa del Rey trophy and first in 40 years, which earned them a direct appearance in UEFA's second-tier competition, Valverde's men seem to have fallen off slightly, as they have come out on the winning side just once across their last six LaLiga fixtures.

Aware that they cannot advance beyond the fifth position in the league table, the Basque Lions will at least try to conclude the season on a positive note, but their recent displays away from home have not been something to be proud about, as they've managed to claim just two victories in their last eight LaLiga away outings.

Considering Celta's hunger for points and Athletic's poor record at Balaidos recently - winning just one of their last four visits and leaving the venue without scoring three times - we reckon the Galician side can make it five consecutive home matches without defeat.

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Athletic Bilbao

    4 : 3

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  2. Athletic Bilbao

    2 : 1

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  3. Celta Vigo

    1 : 0

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  4. Athletic Bilbao

    0 : 2

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  5. Celta Vigo

    0 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

Celta Vigo

Celta de Vigo team news

In the last fortnight, Celta has faced numerous injury setbacks, with Mihailo Ristic, Williot Swedberg, and Carles Perez all missing the weekend trip to the Spanish capital due to injuries.

Delighted with the brave display of his side versus Atletico Madrid, head coach Claudio Giraldez is expected to retain the identical starting lineup that faced the capital club.

Last matches of Celta Vigo

  1. Atletico Madrid

    1 : 0

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  2. Celta Vigo

    3 : 2

    Villarreal

    La Liga

  3. Alaves

    3 : 0

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  4. Celta Vigo

    4 : 1

    Las Palmas

    La Liga

  5. Real Betis

    2 : 1

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

Celta Vigo lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 25

    Vicente Guaita

Defenders

  • 16

    Jailson

  • 2

    Carl Starfelt

  • 4

    Unai Nunez

Midfielders

  • 33

    Hugo Alvarez

  • 34

    Damian Rodriguez

  • 8

    Fran Beltran

  • 3

    Oscar Mingueza

Forwards

  • 17

    Jonathan Bamba

  • 18

    Jorgen Strand Larsen

  • 10

    Iago Aspas

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao team news

Meanwhile, Athletic's backline will be considerably bolstered by the comeback of Aitor Paredes and Year Alvarez, both of whom have server their one-game suspension following red cards.

Nonetheless, coach Ernesto Valverde will need to field Inigo Lekue at left-back, given that Yuri Berchiche collected his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday's 2-2 stalemate against Osasuna.

A major blow for the Basque club will be absence of their top scorer Gorka Guruzeta, who underwent surgery for appendicitis and is unlikely to return for the final three matches of the season.

Last matches of Athletic Bilbao

  1. Athletic Bilbao

    2 : 2

    Osasuna

    La Liga

  2. Getafe

    0 : 2

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  3. Atletico Madrid

    3 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  4. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 1

    Granada

    La Liga

  5. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 1

    Villarreal

    La Liga

Athletic Bilbao lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Unai Simon

Defenders

  • 15

    Inigo Lekue

  • 4

    Aitor Paredes

  • 3

    Dani Vivian

  • 5

    Yeray Alvarez

Midfielders

  • 21

    Ander Herrera

  • 6

    Mikel Vesga

  • 20

    Asier Villalibre

  • 10

    Iker Muniain

  • 11

    Nico Williams

Forwards

  • 9

    Inaki Williams

4 Reasons why we expect 1X (Double chance)

  1. Celta Vigo have remained unbeaten in their last four consecutive home matches (W3, D1).
  2. Celta Vigo have scored an impressive seven goals in back-to-back home victories.
  3. Celta Vigo have avoided defeat in three of their last four home head-to-head meetings against Athletic.
  4. Athletic Bilbao have won only two of their previous eight LaLiga away visits.

Main prediction Celta Vigo - Athletic Bilbao

Celta Vigo win or draw (1X)

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56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Draw

Best odds:3.47

BTTS

Best odds:1.73

Celta de Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on MTV Katsomo (Fin), beIN Sports (Fra), Canal+ Sport 5 (Pol), DirecTV (Arg), Eleven Sports 5 (Portugal), Max Sport 2 (Bul), Nova Sport 4 (Cze), Nova Sports (Hel), Optus Sport (Aus), Premier Sports (UK), TV4 (Swe)

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Who is Celta's player to watch?

Jorgen Strand Larsen has been leading Celta's attack brilliantly this season, scoring an impressive 12 goals and providing two assists.

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Who is Athletic Bilbao's player to watch?

Gorka Guruzeta has been incredibly involved in 19 of Athletic's goals this season, contributing with 14 goals and five assists, but his season was cut short at the end of April due to appendicitis, and it seems he will miss the remaining three matches of the season.