Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Prediction & Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mam├ęs (Bilbao).

Home advantage has been working like a charm for Athletic Bilbao. With Celta Vigo winless in their last four h2h encounters here as well, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to the hosts this Sunday.

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash here saw Athletic Bilbao post a 3-1 win.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous five games.
  • Three of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • A tie has occurred just once in their last ten meetings.
  • Celta Vigo have registered the win twice in their previous ten encounters. (W-2, D-1, L-7)

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Prediction

Athletic Bilbao extended their unbeaten streak to three games on the trot after they managed to hold Sevilla to a 1-1 draw in their last clash in the top flight. The hosts have not been at the losing end in any of their past five fixtures in all competitions either and have stumbled just once in their previous ten as well.

As of now, the home side are sitting eighth on the ladder, fourteen points clear of foes Celta Vigo.

On the other hand, the visitors are without a win in the first division since their 3-1 victory over Villarreal back in November. The guests have been struggling with the pace of the La Liga this term and are currently hovering right above the relegation zone.

To make matters worse, Celta Vigo have come out on top just once on the road this term. Miserably, they have admitted defeat in six of their past nine outings as well.

In sharp contrast, Athletic Bilbao have been at their strongest in front of the home crowd. They have stumbled just once so far and have not been at the losing end in any of their previous five fixtures here either.

Given that Celta Vigo have not emerged victoriously in any of their last four visits to this stadium either, count on Athletic Bilbao not to drop points in this one.

Furthermore, the hosts have been hard to get past in their own defensive third, especially at home this season. The fact that they have conceded just three measly goals so far here certainly stands as a testament to it.

Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this matchup was also a low scoring affair, expect no more than a goal or two at the most on the final scorecards this weekend.

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Betting tips

  • Athletic Bilbao to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).