Celta and Villarreal will meet in the 18th round of the La Liga. Celta occupies the number 8 position, the goal this season is to fight for the Europa League, as they have a good team. The guests are in 5th place, they went further in the Copa del Rey, and the goal of this season is to fight for the Champions League.
January 08th, 2021 – 21:00
Celta vs Villarreal Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Celta vs Villarreal Predictions
Celta crashed out of Copa del Rey after a humiliating 5:2 loss at the hands of Ibiza on Tuesday. The team is on a run of two back-to-back defeats after losing to reigning champions Real Madrid at the weekend. Before those defeats, Celta had not conceded more than a goal in seven straight clashes and kept five clean sheets. Celta Vigo has managed to beat Cadiz, Deportivo Alaves, Huesca, Athletic Bilbao, and Granada in the last 40 days. Just two of their previous eleven meetings ended in wins for the visitors, as the hosts triumphed seven times in the process. Two of Celta’s last five outings resulted in over 2,5 goals, while three saw both involved sides to score. Emre Mor is a guy who makes a lot of trouble for the opponent on the left flank. He has speed and an excellent one-on-one game. Santi Mina enjoys the pitch; when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems, he is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy. Iago Aspas has been in red-hot form, scoring a total of nine goals and directly winning a lot of points for the team. He is the best player on the team. The fans adore him.
Villarreal is through to the 1/16 finals of Copa del Rey after trashing Zamora 1:4 away from home on Tuesday. The Yellow Submarine won both of its last two encounters, with the 2:0 loss to Sevilla in their previous game for 2020, remaining the only one across the team’s last twenty clashes. Three of Villarreal’s previous five matches featured over 2,5 goals, as four witnessed goals at both ends. Villarreal is having a different approach since Emery was appointed. He gathered a lot of European veterans, starting with Paco Alcacer, who is making a great duo upfront with Gerard Moreno. Their last five games on the road ended with two victories, two draws, and one defeat. Midfielder Moi Gomez has found the right role in the team, he is moving great, and many say that the new Santi Cazorla is a legend of the Yellow submarine. Yeremi Pino is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw. We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.