Villarreal vs Celta Vigo Prediction & Match Preview

Villarreal vs Celta Vigo LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Villarreal vs Celta Vigo
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 12 March 2022
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica.

Reigning Europa League champions Villarreal are desperately going after a top-six finish, in order to make sure that they will be able to represent the league in Europe the next season.

As of now, they are placed seventh in the table, and need a surplus of just two points to climb level with the sixth position.

It needs to be mentioned that the reason for their comparatively lower position in the table is because of their performances earlier in the season. They had a slow start to their campaign, and now they are trying to make up for the points dropped then.

And it helps that they are pitted against Vigo, who are one of the worst teams on the road in the Spanish top flight. Going on, they also have a poor h2h record against the Yellow Submarines.

By the looks of things, expect a win for Villarreal this weekend at their home – Estadio de la Ceramica.

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

  • The latest encounter had ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • The Yellow Submarines had recorded eight of the past thirteen overall wins.
  • At this stadium, the past five meetings had four or more goals.
  • The hosts had scored a total of 14 goals from the past five clashes at this ground.

Villarreal vs Celta Vigo Prediction & Analysis

Villarreal did lose 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Osasuna. However, they were on a six-game unbeaten streak before that, and impressively, they have been on an unbeaten run at home since November.

Moreover, they had scored three or more goals in four of their past seven home appearances, and they had slotted in five or more goals in three of these matches.

On the other hand, Celta Vigo did win 4-3 on the road the past game week, against Mallorca. However, they were on a three-game winless run before that, and they are also on a five-fixture winless streak on the road.

Going on, they have won just once on the road since November, and they had also let in two or more goals in four of their last five road trips.

Taking into account these observations, expect a win for Villarreal this Saturday, against Celta.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Only Real Madrid and Sevilla have conceded fewer goals than the Yellow Submarines this season in the La Liga.
  • They have lost just one league fixture at home in the past four-month period, and this sole loss had come against Barcelona.

Tips for Villarreal vs Celta Vigo

  • Villarreal to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Correct Score: 3-1 Villarreal @ 17.00 (16/1).