Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao).
Celta Vigo picked up a huge 2-0 victory over Barcelona’s mixed line-up to go three points above Girona in the red zone.
The Sky Blues are yet to secure survival in the elite class of Spanish football, though. They are looking ahead of a tough away fixture at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon at San Mames Barria.
Can the visitors maintain their four-game unbeaten thread and claim a result in the Basque County?
Bilbao gave up the battle for the top-six finish with a series of disappointing results in last two rounds. The Lions took only one point in past two league matches (a 1-1 draw to Deportivo Alaves and a 1-0 defeat at Real Valladolid).
Gaizka Garitano’s men are now five points shy of sixth-placed Sevilla with just two games left to play.
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics completely favours the Basques here.
Bilbao lead the head to head tie by 11 wins coming into 44th encounter with the Sky Blues.
The Lions were especially dominant in home matches against Celta Vigo (11 wins, 7 draws and only 3 losses).
Both teams scored in five of past six H2H affairs.
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Bilbao generally played much better in front of their fans throughout the entire season. They have a fantastic record of 8 wins, 8 draws and only 2 losses in 18 home outings in this term of La Liga. The Lions were particularly impressive in the last couple of months as they won three and drew one of past four league games at San Mames Barria.
The Basques won six and drew three of last nine home matches in Primera Division and they will no doubts fond the motivation to finish the campaign on a high with a victory in the farewell from their fans. Celta are winless in last 11 league outings on the road and we have to go for the home win even though the match has a much bigger importance for Fran Escriba and his troops.
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
Athletic Bilbao to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Athletic Bilbao Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.10 (11/10).