Celta Vigo vs Eibar Prediction & Match Preview

Celta Vigo vs Eibar
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo).

Considering current form of both, and the struggles of Celta Vigo at home, Eibar look the more dangerous opponent. However, Vigo have had dominated this opponent for quite some time in h2h clashes at home, and this should effectively rule out a clean sheet for Eibar, despite their upper hand.

Celta Vigo vs Eibar Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture ended in a 2-0 win at home for Eibar.
  • Eibar also had won the encounter before that. However, Celta were on a five-match winning run before these two games.
  • At this venue, Celta won the previous three fixtures on the trot. 
  • The latest clash at this venue ended in a 4-0 victory for the hosts.

Celta Vigo vs Eibar Prediction

Celta Vigo were on the road the last match-day, and they were held to a 1-1 draw by Athletic Bilbao. Elsewhere, Eibar recorded one of the best wins of their season. The team had played hosts for the indomitable Atletico Madrid, and still managed to record a 2-0 victory.

This win will surely be reason for the players being high on confidence, and it will definitely reflect in this next fixture. 

On top of that, Eibar are on fine form now. In fact, they have won four of their last five matches, and were unbeaten in five of the previous six. During this stretch they kept clean sheets against the likes of Atleti, Athletic Bilbao, Granada etc.

On the road, they won two of the former three trips, and kept clean sheets in two of their last four. Also note that Eibar had scored a total of seven goals from their prior three road trips.

On the other hand, Vigo were winless in 17 of their preceding 21 overall fixtures, and failed to keep clean sheets in 12 of their previous 14 match-ups. At home, they are on a winless run of five games, and had scored a total of just two goals from these five match-ups. 

In addition, this whole season, Celta have managed a total of just two wins in front of the home crowd, and only once have they scored more than one goal at this ground. Also, this match had been against the newly-promoted, relegation-threatened Mallorca.

Considering these observations, it’s clear that Eibar are the stronger side this Sunday, and likely they are expected to avoid a loss at the least.

However, they have had their fair share of troubles on the road, and especially so at this venue. In fact, Eibar have a total of just three wins from their former fourteen games away from home, and two of these had come in the Copa del Rey against teams from the lower division.

Also, the sole league win away from home had come against the 19th placed Leganes. On top of that, the team also failed to keep clean sheets in eight of their previous ten away fixtures, and one of these had been against SD Logrones, in the Copa.

Moreover, at this venue, Eibar lost the previous three h2h clashes on the trot, while failing to score in all three as well. In return, they had conceded two or more goals in three of the prior four league encounters here.

Finally, the latest h2h clash at this stadium had ended with Celta scoring four goals against Eibar.

Taking into account all these observations, we arrive to the conclusion that Eibar will most probably not be keeping a clean sheet, and thus the potential of the BTTS bet is raised.

Celta Vigo vs Eibar Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Eibar or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).