Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Preview and Prediction

Athletic Club Bilbao and Celta de Vigo face off against each other in match week 36 of the Spanish La Liga at the San Mames Barris. The match is scheduled to kick off on early Sunday afternoon, 11:00 GMT, 1st May 2016.

Both teams have almost qualified for the next season’s Europa League competition and are just points apart each other. The home side are in the 6th position with 55 points, 2 points below the visiting sides who are in the 5th position with 57 points.

Form Comparison

  • Celta Vigo are in a better shape than the home side, they are currently running 7 games unbeaten in the league.
  • Celta are equally good in away games and they have won 3 of their last 6 games, lost 2 and drew 1.
  • It might interest you that Athletic Bilbao though behind Celta in the table, they have scored more goals (53) than Celta (49) and have conceded less goals (43) than Celta (55).

Athletic Bilbao: Team News

Bilbao have only 2 injury worries, Laporte and Sabin Merino.

Aritz Aduriz is back to fitness from injury and will be starting here. Both Oscar De Marcos and Eneko Boveda seem to have shaken off knocks and are available for selection.

Athletic Bilbao: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)

Iraizoz
Balenziaga, Boveda, Etxeita, Marcos
Benat, Jose
Munain, Garcia, Williams
Aduriz.

Celta Vigo: Team News

Just like the home team, the visiting team also have only 2 injury candidates, Fontas and Claudio Beauvue.

Celta Vigo: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)

Blanco
Mallo, Cabrall, Gomez, Jonny
Wass, Diaz
Orellana, Hernandez, Nolito
Aspas.

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Head-To-Head stats

Athletic Bilbao have only lost 8 times to Celta Vigo in their 37 meetings, they have won a double portion (16) and drew 13 times.

Bilbao have also won 9 times at home against Celta De Vigo, they have lost 3 times and drew 6 times.

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Prediction

This is a tough game to decide, being that both teams have won same number of games this season (16), but Celta Vigo’s recent form of 7 games unbeaten could be of advantage to them as they are in high spirit.

The game is expected to see low number of goals, looking at Athletic Bilbao’s last 3 home games and Celta Vigo’s last 3 away games, they have all recorded 2 goals and below.

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo-Statistical Prediction-1-May-2016
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo: Statistical Prediction

Bets bet: (under 2.5 goals) (Celta Vigo win or draw)

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