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Vedran Ostojic 17 Jan 2020
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La Liga
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo
17:30 – 19 Jan 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Score Prediction

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Match Info

Match date: 19th January 2020

Kick-Off: 5:30 pm

Stadium: San Mames Barria, Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

6 Oct 2019 Celta Vigo 1 – 0 Athletic Bilbao
12 May 2019 Athletic Bilbao 3 – 1 Celta Vigo
7 Jan 2019 Celta Vigo 1 – 2 Athletic Bilbao

Matches played: 45

Athletic Bilbao wins: 21

Celta Vigo wins: 10

Draws: 14

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Stats

  • Athletic Bilbao bagged four wins and a draw in their last five home games
  • Celta Vigo earned just one win in 11 league outings since late October
  • Celticos beat Athletic Bilbao (1-0) in front of the home fans this term with a single goal from Iago Aspas

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao beat Sestao River (0-4) in Copa del Rey last week and returned to the winning ways after two important draws on the road, where they snatched points at Real Madrid (0-0) and Sevilla (1-1). They now host Celta Vigo and hope to challenge the top 6, now sitting just two points behind 5th placed Real Sociedad and 6th placed Valencia.

Lions have been very tough to beat at San Mames Barria and while they’ve seen Eibar (0-0) snatch a point last time out, this only ended a streak of three wins here – as they beat Espanyol (3-0), Levante (2-1), and Granada (2-0). They’ve been solid defensively and will want to keep it up but could be forced into an exciting contest by the visitors this time around.

Indeed, Celta Vigo have struggled for consistency and sit just outside the relegation zone at this point, having bagged just one win in 11 outings since October. However, we’ve seen them scoring goals on the regular and Cup win at Merida (1-4) will be a boost to their confidence as Santi Mina led the line.

Celticos scored at least a goal in eight of their last nine games across competitions and have been rather tough to shoot down on the road, despite seeing six losses in nine trips so far. They will now want to show it once again and we expect them motivated to cause an upset despite such woes.

While we do see them giving Bilbao a run for the money, we don’t see the visitors snatching points and we’ll now rather stick with the Home win, which comes at 19/20 with bet365 and looks like the best approach to the fixture.

Still, we hope to see a thrilling occasion and with that in mind, we’re also going for goals with Over 2.5 Goals FT priced at an eye-catching 6/4 with bet365. Celticos have been seeing such games on the regular and we’re now hoping for more of the same.

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips

Athletic Bilbao to win @ 19/20 with bet365

Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 6/4 with bet365

 

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    Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Match Info Match date: 19th January 2020 Kick-Off: 5:30 pm Stadium: San Mames Barria, Bilbao Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 6 Oct 2019 Celta Vigo 1 – 0 Athletic Bilbao 12 May 2019 Athletic Bilbao 3 – 1 Celta Vigo 7 Jan 2019…