Levante vs Celta Vigo
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 22 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadi Ciutat de València (Valencia).
Celta Vigo have long been in tatters, and at this point, they would consider themselves lucky just to avoid relegation. Meanwhile, Levante have been consistently performing in search for a spot in the top-most tier, and they have shown their intent with great games against teams other than the titans of the league. Likely, coupled with the home advantage, Levante hold the upper hand here.
Levante vs Celta Vigo Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, the Frogs won on the road, 1-4.
- Five of the former six games had goals from both teams.
- Eight of the previous nine wins went to Celta Vigo.
- Levante are on a six-match losing streak in front of the home crowd.
- Only once have the hosts kept a clean sheet at this venue since 2006.
Levante vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Levante showed their mental strength the last match-day on the road, when they locked horns with one of the top teams of the league, Granada. Despite being held to a 1-1 draw even late into the match, the Frogs managed to find the winning goal in the 89th minute.
Meanwhile, Celta Vigo could not even record a win against a newly promoted Mallorca, that too with the aid of home advantage. The prior game week, Vigo had to share the spoils at the end of the fixture with a 2-2 scorecard.
This Sunday, recent form alone would be enough to get a clear idea about how the match would turn out to be. Celta Vigo are placed 18th in a table of 20, and have so far managed a total of just 14 points from 17 match-ups.
They have also recorded just three league wins so far, and have not even maintained a rate of at least one goal per game. They are also easily one of the worst teams on the road, with seven of their total eight such ventures ending without a win. To quote a stat, they had in fact lost five of their eight league games on the road.
As of now, the team is winless in 17 of their last 21 overall matches, and even were on a five-game losing run just the last month. On the road, they were winless in 19 of their previous 22 fixtures, and two of these three wins had come in a friendly, and the Copa del Rey (against a minnow) respectively.
Meanwhile, Levante are on a two-match winning run, and had won their latest game with a 0-5 win on the road. At home, they were unbeaten in 15 of their prior 18 appearances, and two of these losses had come in a friendly, and against Valencia respectively.
Furthermore, Levante do stand a chance to get into the European spots with a surplus of just five points, and with the home advantage this Sunday, against a struggling Celta Vigo, they will try their best for the three points.
As such, backing the Levante side is decided as the best choice for this La Liga battle.
Levante vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips
Double Chance: Levante or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Levante +0.5, +1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).