Celta Vigo face off with guests Valencia at Estadio Abanca-Balaídos in this La Liga clash on Saturday.
View all Celta Vigo v Valencia tips, stats and our pre-match poll below including the latest game odds.
Celta Vigo prepare for this fixture following a 0-0 La Liga stalemate against Eibar.
In that game, Celta Vigo had 50% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Eibar had 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Over their past 6 games, Óscar García's Celta Vigo have hit the target a combined total of 5 times - an average number of goals per match equal to 0.83.
Ahead of this meeting, Celta Vigo have not won at home in their last 4 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Valencia head into the encounter following a 4-2 La Liga win with the downing of Levante in their last game.
In that game, Valencia managed 44% possession and 14 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Valencia, goals were scored by Gabriel Paulista (12'), Maxi Gómez (39') and Manu Vallejo (75', 94'). Levante UD had 19 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. José Luis Morales (1', 36') scored for Levante.
The stats don’t lie, and Valencia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 7 goals in all. Defensively, Los Che certainly have room for improvement.
Going into this one, Valencia haven’t won away from home in the past 11 league games. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 09/12/2017 shows that Celta Vigo have won 1 of them & Valencia 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
A combined total of 12 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for Os Celestes and 7 for Los Che. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league match between these clubs was LaLiga match day 22 on 01/02/2020 when the final score was Valencia 1-0 Celta Vigo.
In that match, Valencia had 50% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Carlos Soler (77').
At the other end, Celta Vigo got 11 shots on goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Pablo González Fuertes.
Team News: Celta Vigo
Celta Vigo boss Óscar García will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this game with a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Valencia
Valencia boss Javi Gracia has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Eliaquim Mangala (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Carlos Soler (Torn Muscle Fibre) can’t be considered.
We envisage that Valencia will likely be able to find the net against this Celta Vigo side, however it probably won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re expecting both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Celta Vigo when the full-time whistle blows. Definitely a tough call.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Abanca-Balaídos (29,000)
Captain: Hugo Mallo
Chairman: Carlos Mouriño
Manager: Óscar García
Competitions: LaLiga position 9