Celta Vigo vs Villarreal
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Abanca-Balaidos (Vigo).
Celta Vigo have seen their troubled spell of form continued despite a tough challenge at Real Madrid ahead of the International break, suffering their fifth loss in six outings and sitting in the relegation zone with a four-point gap to the 17th placed Villarreal as they take on the rivals at Abanca-Balaidos on Saturday afternoon. Fran Escriba has seen his men struggling to score goals and fail to do so in all of the last four outings, which will feel even more worrying ahead of the contest.
Villarreal have used early March to a better cause and we’ve seen them make it to the Europa League Quarter-finals over Zenit with two wins and escape the relegation zone thanks to such performances against Levante and Rayo Vallecano. They’ve bagged ten goals along the way and now travel desperate to build on such displays in Vigo, which would see them well in the clear and slowly but surely escaping the immediate danger zone in La Liga.
Celta Vigo vs Villarreal: Head-to-head
Celta Vigo snatched a 2-3 win at Estadio de la Ceramica, shocking the rivals with goals from Brais Mendez, Okay Yokuslu, and Maxi Gomez.
Celticos thus ended a streak of four losses in head-to-head clashes seen since October 2016.
Villarreal have scored a total of 13 goals in the last five occasions between the sides.
Yellow Submarine snatched three wins and four draws in their last seven trips to this ground, last suffering a loss in 2006.
Celta Vigo vs Villarreal: Prediction
Celta Vigo can’t really afford a slip-up here and we now hope to see a rock-solid challenge in an all-important bottom of the table clash on Saturday. However, their goalscoring woes could prove costly once again and we’ll thus back Villarreal to leave unbeaten with a Draw at 3.20 looking the best approach at this point.
We don’t feel we’re in for a clash as exciting as we got used in the sides recent head-to-head clashes. We’ll thus now also back a low-scoring contest and go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.90, hoping to see a tough defensive challenge from Celticos and a deadlock impossible to break at Abanca-Balaidos.
Celta Vigo vs Villarreal: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5)
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 1.90 (10/11).