Ath Bilbao vs Celta Vigo – Prediction, and Match Preview
Ath Bilbao vs Celta Vigo – Athletic Bilbao will be looking to turn things around after losing to Villarreal 5-1 in their previous La Liga match.
Athletic Bilbao had 43% of the possession in that game and two of their ten shots were on goal. Oihan Sancet and Aitor Paredes both scored goals for Athletic Bilbao in the 45th and 61st seconds, respectively.
Five of Villarreal’s 17 total attempts on goal were on target. For Villarreal, goals were scored by Lex Baena (24′, 90′) and Nicolas Jackson (37′, 50′).
Athletic Bilbao hasn’t given up in a game in a while on a rare occasion. They will be concerned that Athletic Bilbao’s defense has been breached in five of their last six games, resulting in the loss of nine goals. However, there is no guarantee that this pattern will continue into the game.
Celta Vigo and their visiting supporters are hoping for a better outcome after being trounced by Valencia in their most recent La Liga match.
Celta Vigo had 64% of the possession in that game and made ten efforts on goal, scoring on only one of them. Haris Seferovi was the lone scorer for Celta Vigo (60′).
Valencia had 12 total attempts, five shots on goal, two of which were on goal, at the other end. Valencia scored goals from Justin Kluivert (8′) and Alberto Mar (88′).
The numbers don’t lie, as Celta Vigo has allowed goals in five of their last six games while having nine goals scored against them altogether. Celta Vigo hasn’t exactly been outstanding on defense.
Ath Bilbao vs Celta Vigo – Betting Analysis
Looking at their previous head-to-head matches going back to January 19, 2020, we see that Athletic Bilbao won one and Celta Vigo won three, with two games being drawn.
In these encounters, a total of 8 goals were scored between them, with 2 coming from Los Leones and 6 coming from Os Celestes. This results in an average of 1.33 goals scored each game.
The final league meeting between these teams took place on La Liga Match Day 19 on January 29, 2023, with Celta Vigo defeating Athletic Bilbao 1-0.
On that particular day, Celta Vigo had 49% of the possession and only one of their nine shots on goal were successful. Iago Aspas scored the goal (71′).
Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, had five shots on goal, none of which were on goal. Isidro Dáz de Mera served as the referee.
In our opinion, Athletic Bilbao can definitely get the goals they need to defeat Celta Vigo, who may find it challenging to score themselves.
What are the top odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds on the full-time result market, a win for Athletic Bilbao can be had for 1.68, a wager on a draw is 3.8 , and selecting the winner to be Celta Vigo gets you 5.25. They’re the top prices offered at the moment.
Ath Bilbao vs Celta Vigo – Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals