Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao match preview for the La Liga fixture, written by experienced sports betting expert.

La Liga
07 Jan 2019
Estadio de Balaídos
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The game between Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao is the last fixture of round 18 in La Liga. The home team lost their final game of 2018 against Barcelona, but the improvement in the performance of Celta under the coaching of Miguel Cardoso is visible. The Sky Blues had a clean sheet in the previous two fixtures at home after having the same record in seven games.

Athletic Bilbao also showed a good form in December but is still in the relegation zone with 16 points after 17 games. The Lions are still in search of their first win in an away fixture, although they had a clean sheet in their last away game against Alaves.

We expect an equal match between the two teams with a few goals. The bad form of Athletic Bilbao in their away games gives an advantage of Celta, and we think they will win the game with a minimal margin. I will back Celta 0.0 Asian Handicap, with Celta 1-0 Correct Score. We recommend placing this bet in William Hill, where you can take advantage of a $30 Welcome Bonus and regular promotions for loyal customers.

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Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head

Celta have one win, one draw and four defeats in the previous six fixtures against Athletic Bilbao. In four of these games have been scored over 2.5 goals. The last match between both sides was in March 2018 and ended as a 1-1 draw.

31.03.2018La LigaAthletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo1-1
05.11.2017La LigaCelta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao3-1
30.04.2017La LigaCelta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao0-3
19.12.2016La LigaAthletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo2-1
01.05.2016La LigaAthletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo2-1
30.12.2015La LigaCelta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao0-1

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Stats

  • Celta don’t have a defeat in 18 of the previous 20 games at home.
  • Celta didn’t concede a goal in the two home games under Miguel Cardoso’s leadership.
  • Brais Mendez from Celta has four goals and five assists in the previous eight games in the league.
  • In eight of the last ten games of Athletic Bilbao have been scored under 2.5 goals.
  • The Lions are without a win in 11 consecutive away fixtures.
  • Athletic Bilbao’s players received 59 cards, with 11 more than the second teams on this indicator (Huesca and Getafe).

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Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Team News

Iago Aspas is in doubt for Celta while David Junca is returning after disciplinary penalty.

Mikel Balenziaga, Lekue, Alex Remiro and Mikel Rico are in doubt for Athletic Bilbao.

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
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