Celta Vigo vs Villarreal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Celta Vigo vs Villarreal Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Celta de Vigo lost yet another away match as Valencia were able to get a 2-1 win at the Mestalla. Simone Zaza scored from a near post header in the 28th minute to provide the opening goal of the game, but Celta’s top scorer Iago Aspas equalised just after half-time. Dani Parejo’s late penalty, though, sent Unzue’s team to yet another poor away result. Villarreal lost 2-0 against Barcelona at the La Ceramica to slip further away from the top four places. After striking the post twice in the game, Luis Suarez opened the scoring for the away team in the 72nd minute. A late goal from Lionel Messi further capitalised on Dani Raba’s sending-off in the 60th minute. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The Villarreal outfit are once again severely depleted for the game due to injuries and suspensions. The absence of key players coupled with home advantage for Celta de Vigo push this as a home win. Even though Celta de Vigo have beaten Villarreal just once in the last six meetings, they might just to be able to pull themselves together due to Javier Calleja’s team being on a poor run. Iago Aspas is a player who tends to go on scoring runs. He is in the midst of one such scoring run after having come up with six goals in the last six games. Surprisingly, he has never scored against Villarreal in eight appearances, but I think that this is a game to end this drought. I would back Iago Aspas to score anytime. Celta de Vigo win – 5/4 Iago Aspas to score anytime – 11/10

Celta Vigo saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Celta Vigo Form Guide

Celta Vigo Team Logo

Celta Vigo

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W A

23-12-2017

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

04-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 5 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

W A

14-01-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

21-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

29-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-02-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

11-02-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

19-02-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
D H

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

13-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 4 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

L A

03-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-02-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

15-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

18-02-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

22-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Celta Vigo Preview

Celta de Vigo have been making up places in the La Liga 2017-18 table largely due to their home run. The club’s away form does not inspire a lot of confidence as the team has picked up just one point since the surprise away wins over the likes of Eibar and Las Palmas. Yet, there may not be too much of a concern at Celta de Vigo given their substantial improvement in home form. Juan Carlos Unzue has seen his team manage nine goals in the last six matches with Iago Aspas being the main contributor. The forward has nine goals for the season.

Celta Vigo Team News

Iago Aspas and Hugo Mallo are suspended for the game, while Sergi Gomez (shoulder) and Kevin Vasquez (foot) are unavailable due to injury.

Villarreal Preview

Villarreal’s form has taken a nosedive in recent weeks with the team suffering from a spate of injuries and absences due to suspensions. The club are now in serious danger of giving up on the top six places. Dropping out of the Europa League qualification places will be a major blow to Villarreal, who looked like top four contenders only a few weeks ago. A measure of the club’s poor form is that their last league victory was back at the start of November against relegation threatened Malaga. Cedric Bakambu is the top scorer at the club with nine league goals.

Villarreal Team News

Villarreal will be without Cedric Bakambu and Daniel Raba due to suspension, while Nicola Sansone (calf), Andres Fernandez (cruciate ligament), Leonardo Suarez (cruciate ligament), Pablo Fornals (ill), and Denis Cheryshev (ankle) miss due to injuries.

Celta Vigo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Celta Vigo vs Villarreal Sidelined Players

Celta Vigo
2 Hugo Mallo Suspended
10 Iago Aspas Suspended
Villarreal
13 Andres Fernandez Injured
23 Daniele Bonera Injured
18 Nicola Sansone Injured
4 Ruben Semedo Injured
17 Cedric Bakambu Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ruben Blanco 188 70
22 CD Gustavo Cabral 182 81
18 LB Daniel Wass 181 74
20 CD Sergi Gomez 185 76
19 RB Jonny 175 70
8 CM Pablo Hernandez 185 81
14 CM Stanislav Lobotka 170 64
16 CM Jozabed 180 65
26 LF Brais Mendez - -
7 CF Maximiliano Gomez 186 87
11 RF Pione Sisto 170 63
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sergio Asenjo 189 87
11 RB Jaume Costa 172 62
6 CD Victor Ruiz 184 78
3 CD Alvaro Gonzalez 183 75
2 LB Mario Gaspar 182 74
14 RM Manuel Trigueros 178 70
8 CM Pablo Fornals 178 67
16 CM Rodrigo Hernandez 190 88
10 LM Samuel Castillejo 182 67
9 CF Carlos Bacca 181 77
20 CF Roberto Soriano 181 76