La Liga | RC Celta Vigo VS Athletic Bilbao; Thursday, 16 May at 03:00 GMT +8

Celta Vigo is aiming to recover from a 1-0 La Liga loss against Atlético Madrid. In that game, they had 44% possession and 6 attempts on goal. Atlético Madrid scored 8 goals, while Celta Vigo scored 10. They have scored three or more goals in five of their last six meetings, with opponents scoring nine times. Celta Vigo has not won against Athletic Bilbao in their last two league matches and is unbeaten in their last four home league matches.

Athletic Bilbao won 2-2 in their La Liga match against Osasuna, with 67% possession and 15 attempts on goal. Iñaki Williams and Villalibre scored for Athletic Bilbao, while Osasuna scored for Osasuna with 13 attempts and 3 on target. In their last six games, Athletic Bilbao has scored 8 goals, with 8 goals against them. The next match will determine if this trend continues.

Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao have played two recent head-to-head matches, with Celta Vigo winning two and Athletic Bilbao drawing three. They have scored an average of 2.33 goals per game. The last match was on La Liga match day 13 on 10/11/2023, where Athletic Bilbao scored 12 goals and managed 58% possession. Celta Vigo had 13 attempts on goal and five on target, with goals from Oihan Sancet, Gorka Guruzeta, and Álex Berenguer. The referee was Juan Luis Pulido Santana.

Celta Vigo manager Claudio Giráldez is excited about a fully injury-free squad for their upcoming match against Os Celestes. The 3-4-3 formation is likely to be used, starting with Vicente Guaita, Oscar Mingueza, Carlos Dominguez, Unai Nunez, Javier Manquillo, Jailson, Fran Beltran, Hugo Alvarez, Iago Aspas, J. Strand Larsen, Jonathan Bamba.

Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde has several players out due to injuries, including Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta, Gorka Guruzeta, and Oihan Sancet. Los Leones may use a 4-2-3-1 formation with Unai Simon, Oscar de Marcos, Daniel Vivian, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Lekue, Benat Prados, Ander Herrera, Alex Berenguer, Unai Gomez, Nico Williams, Inaki Williams.

Predicted lineups:

RC Celta Vigo

Goalkeeper: Vicente Guaita
Defenders: Carl Starfelt, Unai Nunez, Jailson
Midfielders: Oscar Mingueza, Fran Beltran, Hugo Alvarez, Damian Rodriguez
Forwards: Iago Aspas, Jonathan Bamba, Jorgen Strand Larsen

Athletic Bilbao

Goalkeeper: Unai Simon
Defenders: Dani Vivian, Aitor Paredes, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Lekue
Midfielders: Mikel Vesga, Iker Muniain, Nico Williams, Asier Villalibre, Ander Herrera
Forwards: Inaki Williams

  • RC Celta Vigo – 2 wins
  • Athletic Bilbao – 3 wins
  • Draws – 1

Over all competition record

La Liga Standings

Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo may struggle to score, potentially leading to a close game with a 0-0 score after 90 minutes.

Winning probability:

RC Celta Vigo – 27%

Draw – 23%

Athletic Bilbao – 50%

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