The La Liga match at Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday will see home side Villarreal taking on opponents Celta Vigo.
Our Villarreal v Celta Vigo predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Villarreal will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-0 La Liga triumph vs Getafe.
In that match, Villarreal managed 66% possession and 4 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Villarreal was Yeremi Pino (79'). Getafe CF had 15 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
El Submarino Amarillo have been conceding pretty frequently of late, although they’ve also done enough to convert their own chances into goals. Over their last 6 matches, El Submarino Amarillo have conceded in 5 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. We shall soon see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this meeting, Villarreal haven't lost in the league to Celta Vigo in their previous 2 games.
Celta Vigo will go into the encounter following a 2-0 La Liga win in the defeat of Levante in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Celta Vigo had 54% possession and 8 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Celta Vigo, the goalscorers were Brais Méndez (51') and Augusto Solari (74'). Levante UD had 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
During their six previous matches, Eduardo Coudet's Celta Vigo have seen their goal attempts be successful 11 times therefore earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.83.
Their past results show that Celta Vigo:
- are undefeated by Villarreal when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 28/04/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Villarreal winning 3 of those games, Celta Vigo 3 and 0 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 24 overall at an average of 4 goals per match.
The last league clash featuring the two was La Liga match day 18 on 08/01/2021 when the final score was Celta Vigo 0-4 Villarreal.
In that game, Celta Vigo managed 56% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Villarreal had 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. Gerard Moreno (5'), Moi Gómez (14'), Dani Parejo (19') and Fernando Niño (31') scored.
The match was refereed by Javier Estrada Fernández.
Team News: Villarreal
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Villarreal manager Unai Emery to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Vicente Iborra (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: Celta Vigo
Owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from, Celta Vigo manager Eduardo Coudet has no fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
Here, we’re thinking that Celta Vigo will need things to go their way to score against this Villarreal outfit who will likely be able to grind out a win.
Our tip is therefore for a hard-fought 1-0 winning score for Villarreal at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica (23,500)
Captain: Mario Gaspar
Chairman: Fernando Roig
Manager: Unai Emery
Competitions: La Liga position 6, Europa League (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Star Man: Gerard Moreno
Mostly played in the Striker position, Gerard Moreno was born in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for Villarreal CF B in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 20 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 29 appearances.