Celta Vigo vs Villarreal Match Betting Preview

Celta Vigo vs Villarreal Match Betting Preview

Celta Vigo host Villarreal at Balaidos on Sunday evening as the Galician club look to build upon recent positive form.

Celta Vigo Betting News

Celta Vigo will be pleased with their 2-1 victory at home to FC Krasnodar on Thursday night in the Europa League, and will hope to carry on such form to La Liga this weekend. Celta sit 10th in La Liga, having accrued 35 points from 25 matches. Although they are not playing as well as last season it is still relatively impressive given their Europa League commitments.

Last time out in La Liga Celta took on FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou and unsurprisingly found the task too difficult, succumbing to a 5-0 defeat. Looking at team news for the Galician outfit Sergio Alvarez will continue in goal for the home side as Ruben Blanco is still sidelined due to injury.

Elsewhere, Pablo Hernandez is carrying a knock for Celta, which could see Jozabed make a rare start in the number 10 role in behind John Guidetti.

Villarreal Betting News

Villarreal meanwhile go into Sunday evening’s La Liga encounter hoping to cement their place in the Europa League qualification places. The Yellow Submarine currently sit 6th in the table, having accrued 45 points from 26 matches so far this season.

Last time out in La Liga action Fran Escriba’s men took on Espanyol at El Madriga, defeating their Catalan opponents 2-0, extending their winning run to two matches in the league. Villarreal are in free-scoring form, having scored at least two goals in their last three La Liga matches. Furthermore, Escriba’s side are undefeated in their last six away matches in La Liga.

Noting team news, Mateo Musacchio should be back fit and available for the away side, replacing Alvaro at the heart of the defence.

Celta Vigo vs Villarreal Match Prediction

Celta will likely be fatigued from their Europa League exploits, but may find solace in having a home leg tie rather then the dreaded away trip to Russia.

With recent form on the up and a week to prepare a slender but hard-fought victory for the away side seems like a good bet here.

Match Betting Tip: Villarreal to win and both teams NOT to score @4.50 at Bet365

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