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Celta Vigo meet away side Villarreal at Estadio Abanca-Balaídos in the La Liga fixture on Friday.
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Celta Vigo will be hoping for a better result after the 5-2 Copa del Rey defeat last time out to Ibiza.
In that match, Celta Vigo had 63% possession and 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Celta Vigo was Santi Mina (79'). For their opponents, Ibiza got 13 attempts at goal with 8 on target.
Matches involving Celta Vigo have usually been engaging affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six games alone, the sum of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 12 of these coming from Os Celestes. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Ahead of this meeting, Celta Vigo haven't been defeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Villarreal will go into this match following a 1-4 Copa del Rey win versus Zamora in their most recent game.
In that match, Villarreal had 64% possession and 16 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. For Villarreal, the scorers were Carlos Bacca (31'), Yeremi Pino (43'), Fernando Niño (73') and Dani Raba (88'). Zamora had 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Ramos (45') scored for Zamora.
Demonstrating their predisposition for fruitful encounters, we’ve seen goals 22 times in the previous six games in which Villarreal have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 3.67 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have hit 6 of those goals.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 17/12/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Celta Vigo winning 3 of those games, Villarreal 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 21 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 10 of them for Os Celestes and 11 created by El Submarino Amarillo. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 28 on 13/06/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Celta Vigo 0-1 Villarreal.
On that day, Celta Vigo had 40% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
At the other end, Villarreal had 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Manu Trigueros (92') scored.
The match was refereed by Valentín Pizarro Gómez.
Team News: Celta Vigo
Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Coudet doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Villarreal
Villarreal manager Unai Emery has to currently contend with reduced team options. Alberto Moreno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Vicente Iborra (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Celta Vigo could well find it tough to breach the defence of this Villarreal side who will likely just have the edge.
We therefore see a 0-1 advantage for Villarreal at the end of this game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Abanca-Balaídos (29,000)
Captain: Hugo Mallo
Chairman: Carlos Mouriño
Manager: Eduardo Coudet
Competitions: La Liga position 8, Copa del Rey (Second Round)
⭐ Star Man: Brais Méndez
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Brais Méndez was born in Mos, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Celta Vigo in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has scored 3 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 14 appearances.