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Celta Vigo vs Villarreal Prediction & Betting tips
The Balaidos is sold out rigidly on Saturday evening for the relegation cracker between Celta de Vigo and Villarreal. Especially for the home club, this game is considered a real finale!
Celta de Vigo:
Galician football is on its way, because following the relegation of last year’s Deportivo La Coruna, fellow countryman Celta de Vigo is also in acute relegation need. With only 25 points from 28 rounds of play, the blue shirts are on the wrong side of the relegation line and have ten rounds to close the gap of four points with number seventeen Villarreal. The upcoming match against her direct rival is therefore a struggle between life and death for Celta de Vigo.
With just one win from the last thirteen rounds of play, self-confidence is currently hard to find at Celta de Vigo. All hope is based on Iago Aspas, who has been injured for some time. This week the star player returned to the training field, but it is by no means certain whether he can actually make his comeback this weekend. Frankly, I think he will start on the couch, because this time Fran Escriba won’t want to take big risks with him. Last month he made his return home to Levante a little too early, after which Aspas got a kickback and was again sidelined for weeks. Without their star, however, Los Celestes are facing a tough evening. Celta de Vigo never managed to leave the field once in its last fourteen games against Villarreal.
Villarreal also has a very difficult season, but unlike Celta de Vigo, the yellow shirts have managed to pick up again. Just before the international break El Submarino Amarillo managed to grab six very important points by beating both Levante (0-1) and Rayo Vallecano (3-1), which meant that the team could now take some distance from the relegation zone. However, the difference with Celta de Vigo is only four points, so with a defeat in the Balaidos the team of coach Javi Calleja is pushed back towards the danger zone. A good result against Celta de Vigo is therefore also crucial for Villarreal.
So Villarreal can look carefully up again, but the selection of Calleja is currently being put to the test. The yellow shirts have been plagued by injury during the entire season and with a bit of bad luck the coach has to miss around eight players this weekend. That is particularly bad, because Villarreal will have no fewer than seven official games in the coming three weeks. The team will face FC Barcelona and Real Betis in the upcoming week, so a triple against Celta de Vigo would be very welcome.
Celta Vigo vs Villarreal head to head matches
08.12.18 LL Villarreal Celta Vigo 2 : 3
28.04.18 LL Villarreal Celta Vigo 4 : 1
17.12.17 LL Celta Vigo Villarreal 0 : 1
12.03.17 LL Celta Vigo Villarreal 0 : 1
16.10.16 LL Villarreal Celta Vigo 5 : 0