Villarreal vs Celta Vigo Match Analysis & Prediction
30/04/2023 5:15 pm
Top-four hopefuls Villarreal will be looking to make it successive victories in La Liga when they continue their campaign at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday.
The hosts are fifth in the table, five points behind fourth-placed Real Sociedad, while Celta sit 13th, eight points clear of the relegation zone.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico appear to have cemented their spots in the Champions League places, but Real Sociedad are far from comfortable in fourth, and Villarreal will be looking to close the gap when the welcome Celta to Estadio de la Ceramica.
The Yellow Submarine secured a 4-2 victory over Espanyol on Thursday, with Etienne Capoue scoring twice while Dani Parejo and Nicolas Jackson also got on the scoresheets.
Villarreal have been strong on home soil this season, picking up 29 points from 15 matches, which is the fifth-best home record in the division, but Celta have collected 16 points on their travels, and the Sky Blues certainly have the talent to make this a very difficult game.
Celta have only lost one of their last four La Liga matches against Villarreal, and the points were shared when the two teams met in Vigo towards the start of January.
The Sky Blues have no real relegation fears at this stage of the season, sitting 13th in the table, eight points clear of the bottom three, while they are just two points behind 10th-placed Girona.
Carlos Carvalhal’s side will enter the contest off the back of a 1-0 victory over Elche on Wednesday, with Joseph Aidoo coming up with a 90th-minute winner against the team at the bottom of the division.
Villarreal vs. Celta Vigo Head to head
In the 35 previous meetings between these two teams, Villarreal have claimed 13 victories while Celta have won 14, and they have drawn in eight. Celta have scored 44 goals and conceded 53 in the process.
08/01/2021Celta Vigo0Villarreal4La Liga
09/05/2021Villarreal2Celta Vigo4La Liga
20/11/2021Celta Vigo1Villarreal1La Liga
12/03/2022Villarreal1Celta Vigo0La Liga
13/01/2023Celta Vigo1Villarreal1La Liga
Villarreal Team News
Villarreal were missing five players through injury against Espanyol, with Raul Albiol, Jose Morales, Kiko Femenia, Gerard Moreno and Francis Coquellin are missing out again.
Alex Baena and Ramon Terrats are both options to come into the side, but the pair should start on the bench once again, with Capoue and Parejo featuring in the middle of the park.
Villarreal's Last 5 Matches
02/04/2023Villarreal2Real Sociedad0La Liga
08/04/2023Real Madrid2Villarreal3La Liga
15/04/2023Villarreal1Real Valladolid2La Liga
Celta Vigo Team News
Diego Alves, Oscar Mingueza and Agustin Marchesin remain on the sidelines for Celta through injury.
Goncalo Paciencia could possibly drop down to the bench to allow Jorgen Strand Larsen to feature alongside Iago Aspas in the final third of the field.
Celta Vigo's Last 5 Matches
02/04/2023Celta Vigo2Almeria2La Liga
07/04/2023Sevilla2Celta Vigo2La Liga
17/04/2023Celta Vigo0Mallorca1La Liga
22/04/2023Real Madrid2Celta Vigo0La Liga
26/04/2023Celta Vigo1Elche0La Liga
Villarreal vs. Celta Vigo: Odds and Predictions
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