Celta Vigo vs Villarreal prediction 05.05.2024

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

3 - 2

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Half time: 2 - 1

Full time: 3 - 2

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Villarreal

Villarreal

1

2.41

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3.72

2

3.01

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  • Competition: La Liga
  • Date: Sunday, 5th May, 2024
  • Kickoff: 15:15 UTC +1 / 16:15 CEST
  • Venue: Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo)

On Sunday afternoon, relegation-threatened Celta Vigo will welcome Europe-chasing Villarreal at Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo.

Even though Celta Vigo finished the last season in 13th place, that looked a lot better than it actually is, considering they were only three points away from relegation. This year, the Sky Blues are once again close to relegation, but it seems they will survive again. Five rounds before the end of the regular season, they have a five-point advantage over the 18th-placed Cadiz, which will face off against Real Madrid in the next round. So, a positive result in this game might move Celta much closer to securing survival.

Villarreal are one of the teams that constantly secured Europe in the last years. However, it seemed highly unlikely this season, considering they held 15th place after 21 rounds. Still, the last part of the season has been really good for the Yellow Submarine, and they quickly moved upwards on the league's table. Now, they are 9th with 45 points, just four away from the desired 7th place and the Europa Conference League spot. Looking only at the last ten or 15 rounds, Villarreal are the 3rd-best team in La Liga, only behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. 

Celta Vigo vs Villarreal pick: Over 2.5 goals

Celta Vigo have been really inconsistent this season, and it is pretty impossible to predict which Celta Vigo will appear in this game. However, one thing has been certain in recent matches - they are constantly playing high-scoring matches. Five of the last six and nine of the last 11 finished with at least three goals! 

Meanwhile, Villarreal are the best team for this type of bet, as they were 22 times over 2.5 goals in 33 rounds - 67%. Their offense has been excellent throughout the season. However, a terrible defense keeps them away from the top seven. With 55 conceded goals, they are the third-worst team in that category.

In the first h2h game this season, Villarreal won 3:2. Considering all the above, we expect a high-scoring match, most likely with both teams scoring.

Celta Vigo vs Villarreal Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Villarreal

    3 : 2

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  2. Villarreal

    3 : 1

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  3. Celta Vigo

    1 : 1

    Villarreal

    La Liga

  4. Villarreal

    1 : 0

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  5. Celta Vigo

    1 : 1

    Villarreal

    La Liga

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo team news

Jorgen Strand Larsen missed the previous game due to a one-game suspension and will be available for the upcoming match. He is the team's top goalscorer with 11 goals in La Liga.

Midfielder Renato Tapia missed the previous three matches with a muscle injury and is doubtful about the upcoming match. On the other hand, Joseph Aidoo will remain sidelined for the remainder of the season with an ACL injury. 

Last matches of Celta Vigo

  1. Alaves

    3 : 0

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  2. Celta Vigo

    4 : 1

    Las Palmas

    La Liga

  3. Real Betis

    2 : 1

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

  4. Celta Vigo

    0 : 0

    Rayo Vallecano

    La Liga

  5. Sevilla

    1 : 2

    Celta Vigo

    La Liga

Celta Vigo lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 25

    Vicente Guaita

Defenders

  • 3

    Oscar Mingueza

  • 4

    Unai Nunez

  • 28

    Carlos Dominguez

Midfielders

  • 7

    Carles Perez

  • 16

    Jailson

  • 8

    Francisco Beltran

  • 33

    Hugo Alvarez

Forwards

  • 10

    Iago Aspas

  • 18

    Jorgen Larsen

  • 19

    Willot Swedberg

Villarreal

Villarreal team news

The newest name on the injury list is Bernard Traore, who missed the previous game with a thigh injury. He should miss at least the next two or three games. Besides him, the team should also miss Yeremy Pino, Denis Suarez, Eric Billy, and Juan Foyth. 

Against Celta Vigo, coach Marcelino will complete his 400th game in La Liga. Right now, he is in 22nd place on the all-time list. The coach was in charge of Recreativo de Huelva, Racing Santander (twice), Zaragoza, Sevilla, and Athletico Bilbao before his time with Villarreal. 

Last matches of Villarreal

  1. Villarreal

    3 : 0

    Rayo Vallecano

    La Liga

  2. Almería

    1 : 2

    Villarreal

    La Liga

  3. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 1

    Villarreal

    La Liga

  4. Villarreal

    1 : 2

    Atletico Madrid

    La Liga

  5. Villarreal

    1 : 0

    Valencia

    La Liga

Villarreal lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Filip Jorgensen

Defenders

  • 17

    Kiko Femenia

  • 3

    Raul Albiol

  • 2

    Yerson Mosquera

  • 18

    Alberto Moreno

Midfielders

  • 27

    Ilias Akhomach

  • 4

    Santi Comesana

  • 10

    Daniel Prejo

  • 16

    Alex Baena

Forwards

  • 9

    Goncalo Guedes

  • 11

    Alexander Sorloth

4 Reasons why we should see three or more goals

  1. Celta Vigo were five times over 2.5 goals in the last six matches
  2. Villarreal were over 2.5 goals in 67% of their La Liga games
  3. Villarreal scored five goals in the last two games
  4. In the first h2h game, Villarreal won 3:2

Main prediction Celta Vigo - Villarreal

Over 2.5 goals

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Draw

Best odds:3.72

Celta Vigo vs Villarreal - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Arena Sport channel.

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How much is the average xG for Celta Vigo this season?

The average xG for Celta Vigo in La Liga this season is 1.34.

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How much is the average xG for Villarreal this season?

The average xG for Villarreal in La Liga this season is 1.31.