Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK
Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao).
Both Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo have seen their form suffer plenty of slumps in this term of La Liga which is why neither of these two likes will play European football next season. Celta actually may reach the top six contest with a crazy run, but it’s still only a theory given they are six points below Sevilla in sixth with three more teams between them and the Europa League position.
The Lions are in an even worse position being four points below the Sky Blues and only a win here might save them some theoretical chances of getting engaged into the battle for European spots in the remaining nine rounds of the season. However, there is just nothing suggesting a potential winning thread for the hosts who have lost four of last five matches across competitions.
Jose Angel Ziganda’s men have easily fallen to Olymique Marseille in the last 16 round of Europa League losing 1-4 to the French outfit. The Spanish manager, however, has something to hope for ahead of this game against Celta thanks to his team0’s fine run of form in front of the home fans. Bilbao are unbeaten in last nine league games at San Mames Barria where they have allowed just three goals in last eight league affairs.
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head
Bilbao have been much mo9re successful over the course of history.
The Lions have won 19 and lost just 9 of 41 meetings with Celta Vigo.
Bilbao have been on a run of five consecutive wins over the Sky Blues before Celta ended it in this term of La Liga (3-1 in November at Balaidos).
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Celta have been dreadful travellers for a while in La Liga and they’ll come into this off the back of four consecutive defeats in away matches in the league.
Since Emiliano Unzue’s men have failed to score a goal in last three league games on the road, we have to shoot for the home win & Bilbao to keep a clean sheet as main betting options.
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
Athletic Bilbao to win @ 2.05
Athletic Bilbao to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62