Villarreal vs Celta Vigo
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villarreal).
Villarreal look to strengthen their Europa League bid with a win against Celta Vigo on Saturday evening.
The yellow submarines finally got back to winning ways at the expense of Leganes last week. The three points keep them at 6th in the table which is the final automatic promotion spot for Europa League. However, both Sevilla and Getafe in subsequent spots behind them are only 3 points away. That’s not all, their Saturday’s visitors Celta Vigo are sitting at 10th on the log are at 6 point distance.
Certainly, this is a match Villarreal can’t afford to lose with so many team battling for one European spot.
Celta’s form isn’t great though, but they will be confident after holding Barcelona and Valencia to stalemates in the last two rounds. They won only once during the last 7 match days, a reason why they fell from the Europa League zone.
Away form is another concern if you are a Celta Vigo fan. The sky blues lost in 5 and drew 1 of their last 6 travels.
Villarreal vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head
- The Yellow Submarines won the last three LaLiga meetings with Celta, the latest two by 1-0 margin at Vigo.
- The corresponding fixture at the La Ceramica last season was a thumping 5-0 Villarreal win.
- Celta haven’t scored in the last four h2h meetings with their Saturday’s host.
- However, the teams share 3 wins each from their last 6 meetings at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Villarreal vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Neither teams are in bright form, but a win is essential for both to stay in the race for European spots. But, Villarreal do get our backing since they have been decent in home games lately, yet it is nothing qualified as spectacular. When you couple this with Celta’s extremely poor run on the road, a home win is the most outcome of this La Liga weekend fixture.
Villarreal vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
FT – Villarreal to win @ 1.80 with 1xBet
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.16 with the same bookie (Celta have scored only once in their last 5 away games).