Celta Vigo vs Valencia
Copa Del Rey – Round of 16
Date: Thursday, 12th January 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/19:00 CET.
Venue: Estadio de Balaidos (Vigo).
Valencia were demolished by 4 goals to 1 at Mestalla last week when they hosted Celta for the first leg clash of this Copa del Rey fixture. It is only pride what is left to play for when they travel to the Estadio de Balaidos this mid-week.
Celta Vigo are coming on the back of a 3-1 home win against Malaga in the weekend’s Spanish La Liga fixture, taking their winning run to 3 matches in all competitions. They are 9th in the league table with 24 points, with five point separating them from the Europa League qualification spot.
At home, Celta have an excellent record this season. They were beaten just once in the last 12 matches in all competitions, picking 9 wins and 2 draws during the process.
While Valencia were held to a 3-3 in their away trip to Osasuna this weekend. It was an action packed encounter with Valencia taking lead on all three occasions, but Osasuna found the equalizer on each occasion. Valencia are 17th in the league table with 1 point separating them from the relegation zone.
Celta Vigo vs Valencia: Head-to-head stats
Celta had won 2-1 when the teams met at the Balaidos for the La Liga fixture of the current season on November. Meanwhile, Valencia thrashed Celta 5-1 in last season’s fixture at this same venue. At the Balaidos, the teams share 3 wins and a draw from the last 7 meetings.
And with the 4-1 win in the first leg, they are now on a three match winning run against Valencia in all competitions. Both teams have scored in 7 of the last 8 matches between these two sides.
Celta Vigo vs Valencia: Prediction
Valencia are a team that lacks inspiration and team spirit and they are bound for another failure here. Celta just need to protect the 3 goal lead, a deficit which is almost impossible for Valencia to overturn. Celta to win this match is offered at the odds of 2.00 and we believe this is an excellent choice for this match.
Alternatively, Valencia have failed to score just once in competitive matches this season, despite conceding heavily. Celta too have a problem in keeping clean sheets. Therefore, both teams to score is another option for this match.
Celta Vigo vs Valencia: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score 1.50 (1/2)
Celta to win at 2.00 (1/1).