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The La Liga game at Estadio de Mestalla on Saturday will see home side Valencia play opponents Celta Vigo.
View all of the Valencia v Celta Vigo predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest betting odds.
Valencia will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-0 La Liga defeat last time out to Real Madrid.
In that match, Valencia had 40% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Real Madrid CF had 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Karim Benzema (12') and Toni Kroos (42') scored for Real Madrid.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Valencia haven’t conceded. The facts show that Los Che have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 10 goals on the way.
Going into this one, Valencia are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Celta Vigo come into this match following a 3-1 La Liga win with the eclipse of Elche CF in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Celta Vigo had 50% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Celta Vigo, the goalscorers were Santi Mina (45', 68') and Brais Méndez (45'). On the other side, Elche CF had 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Emiliano Rigoni (50') scored for Elche CF.
The stats tell the story, and Celta Vigo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals in total. Defensively, Os Celestes have clearly had some problems. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, however.
Analysis of their past results shows that Celta Vigo:
- are winless against Valencia when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 21/04/2018, there has been little to separate the clubs with Valencia winning 2 of those games, Celta Vigo 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
An aggregate of 12 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 for Los Che and 6 created by Os Celestes. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league fixture between these sides was La Liga match day 2 on 19/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Celta Vigo 2-1 Valencia.
That day, Celta Vigo managed 51% possession and 23 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Iago Aspas (13', 57').
For their opponents, Valencia got 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Maxi Gómez (46') scored.
The referee was Jesús Gil Manzano.
Team News: Valencia
Mouctar Diakhaby (Muscle Injury) and Jasper Cillessen (Muscle Injury) won’t be available for Valencia manager Javi Gracia.
Team News: Celta Vigo
Thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Coudet does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
Our thinking is that Celta Vigo and Valencia could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore predicting a very close game with a score draw at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de Mestalla (55,000)
Captain: José Gayà
Chairman: Anil Murthy
Manager: Javi Gracia
Competitions: La Liga position 13
🔑 Star Man: Maxi Gómez
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Maxi Gómez was born in Paysandú, Uruguay. Having made a first senior appearance for Defensor Sporting in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 5 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 20 appearances.