Celta Vigo vs Osasuna Prediction & Match Preview

Celta Vigo vs Osasuna
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 5 January 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo).

Osasuna are on the road, and on top of that, they are a newly-promoted team. However, as per recent form of both, the hosts Celta Vigo are in for a tough evening this Sunday at their home.

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

  • Four of the last six wins had gone to Celta Vigo.
  • The last time these two met, Vigo won 3-0 at home.
  • Since 2001, Osasuna have won just once at this stadium.
  • Since 2002, only one encounter at this stadium have ended with goals from both teams.

Celta Vigo vs Osasuna Match Preview

We have here a peculiar scenario. A newly promoted club is arriving with confidence to take on a seasoned veteran of the top flight, and that too with the additional troubles of the away handicap.

Suffice it to say, if Celta are to lose this game, they might as well give up any hope of reviving their season.

Celta Vigo vs Osasuna Prediction

Vigo were on the road the last match-day, and had locked horns with Levante. Continuing their struggles, Celta lost 3-1 against the Frogs.

Meanwhile, Osasuna had delivered a classic performance the previous game week. They did lose the game, but against tough customers Real Sociedad, the team were in the hunt till the final whistle. Osasuna managed to score three goals in the seven-goal thriller.

This Sunday, Vigo are facing a mountain to climb. They are placed 18th in a table of 20, and have scored a total of just 15 goals from their 18 fixtures. At home, they remain one of the worst teams in the competition, and have scored the least number of goals in the process.

On the other hand, Osasuna have lost just five times this whole season, and three of these losses had come against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Athletic Bilbao.

On the road, they had won three of their last four trips, and this sole loss had come against Atleti. Moreover, two of their total three losses away from home this season had come against the two Madrid teams.

As such, this Sunday, the confident Osasuna should do their maximum on the pitch, and avoid the loss at the least.

However, the fact that Celta Vigo are massively experienced in the top flight, and their additional home advantage will come into play. Also consider the reality that Celta have dominated this opponent over the years in h2h clashes.

In fact, the last encounter between these two had ended in a 3-0 win for Celta, and the last they lost against this opposition was back in 2013. Moreover, it’s also the only h2h win for Osasuna since 2006.

Considering these new findings, it’s expected that Celta will find the back of the net at least once, despite being on the back foot.

Celta Vigo vs Osasuna Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Osasuna or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).