Celta Vigo vs Valencia Prediction & Match Preview

Celta Vigo vs Valencia
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo).

Valencia was nothing but impressive the last season in the Spanish League. After getting involved in the race for the fourth and final Champions League spot, they left Getafe and Sevilla in the dust at the end.

Now, the team has set high hopes for this campaign, and in that regards, it’s important for them to begin on the right note. True, they did stumble a bit at the beginning. Their opener was against Real Sociedad, and as a result, the squad was held to a draw.

But fans rightfully expect their players to bounce back without wasting time this Saturday.

Chances seem highly likely for this, as they are taking on a team that avoided relegation by the tiniest of margins in 2018-19. Celta Vigo had finished 17th in the table last time around and seems eager to repeat that feat once again. They lost their opener, and that too in front of the home crowd.

Excuses could be made that it was against Real Madrid, but still, at present, Valencia is considered the strongest in the competition, after the three usual suspects, and as such, home fans should get ready for a tough ride.

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

  • The last three wins went to Valencia.
  • In fact, Celta is winless in the previous five meetings.
  • The last seven straight meetings at this venue ended with goals from both teams.
  • 13 of the previous 14 overall encounters also had the same stat to show.

Celta Vigo vs Valencia Prediction

Valencia is one of the best teams in the league, whereas their opposite number had struggled intensely to extend their presence in the competition for another year.

Moreover, Celta is on a three-match losing run and conceded two or more goals in the last two. At home, they are on a three-game losing run as well. On the other hand, Valencia lost just twice in their last ten overall matches and had won four of their previous five match-ups on the road.

In addition, the top-tier side has reigned supreme in h2h ties. They are on a five-fixture unbeaten run in such fixtures and won three of the last five too.

While h2h stats paint a picture that Celta is a fierce competitor, the drop in form they have been experiencing over the course of the last year puts them at a disadvantage. And as such, expect the guests to have a comfortable outing this Saturday.

Celta Vigo vs Valencia Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Valencia or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • To Score the First Goal: Valencia @ 2.00 (1/1).