Athletic Club vs Celta Vigo Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Athletic are a formidable side to beat at home and next it’ll be the turn of a leaky, yet dangerous Celta Vigo side, that are coming back into good form. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Athletic Club vs Celta Vigo
Venue: San Mames Barria
Kick-off: Monday 19th December, 19.45pm
Athletic Club are rarely in consistently good form, but they will always be a strong, strong team at home. Only Barcelona, Atletico, Real and Sociedad have triumphed here in the last 36 league games.
Celta Vigo are much better at home themselves, although they have gone unbeaten in their last three away games. When we narrow it down to just La Liga games though, they’ve only won once in 11 away games, a 2-0 triumph over Espanyol.
The head to head meetings don’t make for fantastic reading if you’re Celta Vigo, who have only won three of the last 18 meetings with Athletic. They have however avoided defeat in 21 of their 38 all time meetings.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Athletic Bilbao are 10/11 with William Hill to win the game whilst the draw can be backed at 5/2 with William Hill whilst Celta Vigo are available at 16/5 with SkyBet.
Both sides will be playing their fifth game in less than three weeks here, which has been of benefit to Celta. They’ve found some form and with games coming thick and fast, they’re doing well. They’ll need to do much more to change their away form though, and especially at San Mames.
Despite Celta having a poor away record over the years - and one that sees them often fail to win here - they have found the back of the net in five of their six visits here and on the right evening both sides are full of goals, but always look suspect at the back. Back Over 2.5 Goals at evens with Paddy Power.
Of their last nine here, Bilbao have won eight and drawn one. During that run they’ve still allowed the visitors to score in eight of those games and Celta, despite failing to win their last four away, have managed a pair of three goal outbursts. Back a 3-2 Bilbao win at odds of 31/1 with 188Bet.
Iago Aspas has nine in 14 for the visitors but he is easier to keep quiet on the road than he is at home. Aduriz saves his best for home, and he’s registered 10 goals here this season including a five goal outburst against Genk not so long ago. Back Aduriz to score at odds of 13/10 with Coral.
Free Betting Tip
Over 2.5 Goals - 1/1 with Paddy Power
Bilbao 3-2 - 32/1 with 188Bet
Goal Scorer Prediction
Aduriz - 13/10 with Coral