Valencia vs Celta Vigo
Spanish La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Marcelino did an excellent job guiding Valencia to the top-four finish last season, but he will obviously face huge problems matching such success this time around. The Bats got off to a poor kick off to the new campaign and they head into the sixth round tie with Celta winless in past five league outings.
Valencia drew as many as four of these, including Sunday’s goalless draw to Villarreal away at Estadio de la Ceramica. To make things worse for Marcelino, his team fell 0-2 at home to Juventus in the first round of the Champions League last Wednesday, in spite of having an extra-man on the pitch for more than 50 minutes of the affair.
Can the hosts turn their fortunes around in this mid-week tie against the Sky Blues?
Valencia vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head
Valencia have a positive head to head record against the Sky Blues.
The Bats won 17, drew 14 and lost 9 of 40 encounters with Celta.
We should really be in for goals here at Mestalla knowing that 11 of last 12 H2H games saw the BTTS option “come in”.
Valencia won each of last two home games with Celta bagging five goals along the way.
Valencia vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
The high-scoring trend could well be continued on Wednesday given Celta’s defensive hole shown in the past couple of rounds. The Sky Blues conceded as many as three goals in each of last two league outings against the likes of Girona and Real Valladolid.
Antonio Mohamed’s men thus ruined a promising start to the new campaign winning just one pint from the two mentioned fixtures. They still sit fourth in the league ladder, but it’s hard to expect a positive result from them here at Mestalla looking at the recent H2H trend.
This is ideal fixture for Marcelino’s men to bounce back from recent failures and raise the much-needed attacking confidence. We’ll take Valencia to win & BTTS as the stand-out pick at the odds of 3.25, while you can also back the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.61.
Valencia vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
Valencia to win & BTTS @ 3.25 (9/4)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).