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Celta Vigo host visiting team Villarreal at Estadio Abanca-Balaídos in the La Liga game on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Celta Vigo v Villarreal - plus the latest betting odds.
Celta Vigo will play in this match following a 3-3 La Liga tied result vs Barcelona.
In that match, Celta Vigo managed 52% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Celta Vigo, the scorers were Iago Aspas (52', 96') and Nolito (74'). On the other side, FC Barcelona had 10 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Ansu Fati (5'), Sergio Busquets (18') and Memphis Depay (34') scored for Barcelona.
An interesting characteristic of more recent Celta Vigo games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous 6 clashes before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a loser. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, of course.
Heading into this fixture, Celta Vigo are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Villarreal head into the encounter after a 1-0 La Liga win with the eclipse of Getafe in their last outing.
In that game, Villarreal managed 67% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Villarreal was Manu Trigueros (10'). Getafe CF had 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
In the course of their six most recent matches, Unai Emery's Villarreal have managed to stick the ball in the net 11 times - giving them a goals per game average of 1.83.
Their past results show that Villarreal:
- haven't been defeated by Celta Vigo when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 08/12/2018 shows us that Celta Vigo have won 4 of them & Villarreal 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 25 in all which averages out at 4.17 goals per meeting.
The previous league game between these clubs was La Liga match day 35 on 09/05/2021 when it ended Villarreal 2-4 Celta Vigo.
In that match, Villarreal had 59% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Goals were scored by Moi Gómez (25') and Gerard Moreno (87').
At the other end, Celta Vigo got 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. Santi Mina (19', 34'), Brais Méndez (45') and Augusto Solari (57') scored.
The match was refereed by David Medié Jiménez.
Team News: Celta Vigo
The Celta Vigo manager Eduardo Coudet has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this game with a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Villarreal
With a completely healthy squad to choose from, the Villarreal boss Unai Emery does not have any fitness worries to report before this clash.
Our thinking is that Celta Vigo may well find it hard to hit the back of the net against this Villarreal team who we reckon should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 0-1 winning margin for Villarreal at the conclusion of the game.
A close call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Abanca-Balaídos (29,000)
Captain: Hugo Mallo
Chairman: Carlos Mouriño
Manager: Eduardo Coudet
Competitions: La Liga position 15
⭐ Star Man: Iago Aspas
Regularly taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Iago Aspas was born in Moaña, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Celta Vigo in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has netted 5 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 13 appearances.