Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Match Preview

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo).

Bilbao finally lost a tie the last day, to bid goodbye to their unbeaten status in the competition, and this would likely propel them to push for a victory this match-day, despite being on the road. Taking into account the strong defensive performances the team has put forth so far, coupled with the struggles of Vigo in front of the goal, this affair should end in delight for the away contingent.

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Lions won the previous two fixtures.
  • 17 of the former 24 wins went to the Basque outfit.
  • Six of the previous ten overall wins went to the sides that were on the road.
  • Seven of the last nine wins at this venue went to the guests.
  • Since 1998, only twice have the visitors failed to find the back of the net at this stadium.

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

The Celtics were soundly defeated on the road the last day by Eibar. Though the guests managed to hang on till the end of the first half, their defense was breached right away at the start of the second set of 45 minutes. Later, when talisman Iago Aspas failed to convert the awarded penalty, their suffering was concluded.

Opponents Gaizka Garitano’s men shared spoils with Leganes on their last road trip in the competition. Either found the back of the net once each to post one point on the board.

Form-wise, the Celts lack anything that could have an impact on this tie. They were winless in nine of the former ten fixtures, and so far they have recorded just this single victory in the La Liga. Their opposite number, meanwhile, has lost just once, and even have the confidence of doling out a loss to defending champions Barcelona.

Importantly, Athletic is totally unbeaten in away ties in 2019-20, and they surely are not ready to lose now.

Moreover, the Basque outfit has been utterly dominating in h2h clashes over the years as well.

As such, rely on the visitors to bounce back, and put on display an admirable performance.

In regards to goals, the superior defense of the Lions, against the off-color offense of the hosts should result in a clean sheet. In addition, due to the home advantage, Fran Escriba’s men will not allow this to turn into a goal-riot.

Consequentially, a narrow win to nil is on the cards for the visiting contingent.

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips

  • Best Bet: Double Chance: Athletic Bilbao or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
  • Correct Score Tips 0-2, in favor of Athletic Bilbao @ 12.00 (11/1).