Celta Vigo vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Abnca-Balaidos (Vigo).
Valencia finally produced in the final third on Tuesday when they stormed past Segunda Division Sporting Gijon to advance into the Copa del Rey quarter-final. The Bats once again struggled to break the deadlock, but once Santi Mina did it midway through the second half it was all over as two more goals followed for a demolishing 3-0 victory. It is something Marcelino and his men desperately needed to boost up their confidence after a thread of two defeats and a draw in past three matches in all competitions.
The Bats, who sit at a disappointing 11th place in the league ladder, will have an opportunity to back up the cup success on Saturday evening when they travel to Balaidos for the Matchday No 20 tie with struggling Celta. The hosts are in huge problems after a thread of three successive defeats in the league. They conceded as many as four goals last Friday when they lost 4-2 to fellow strugglers Rayo Vallecano and are now only two points adrift of the danger area.
Celta Vigo vs Valencia: Head-to-head
Teams shared spoils in two separate 1-1 draws in past two head to head matches.
Valencia were previously on a run of two straight wins over the Sky Blues meaning they come into this unbeaten in last four ties with Celta Vigo.
Both teams were on the scoreline in all of past seven head to head affairs.
Celta Vigo vs Valencia: Prediction
We’d not be surprised to see the BTTS trend continued here. The hosts shipped eight goals in last three matches in Primera and we don’t doubt Valencia will find the way to produce up front following their mid-week cup success.
The Bats also conceded at least a goal during a dreadful run of four losses and a draw in past five matches on the road in all competitions. The value is fantastic with the BTTS option at the 1.90 odds, while you can also back the visitors to bag two or more goals at the 2.62 odds.
Celta Vigo vs Valencia: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.90 (9/10)
Valencia Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).