The 2022-23 edition of La Liga is back in action with another round of matches this week as Celta Vigo lock horns with Villarreal in an important clash at the Estadio Balaidos on Friday.
Celta Vigo are currently in 16th place in the La Liga standings and have struggled so far this season. The Galician outfit edged Celta Vigo to a crucial 1-0 victory last week and will look to achieve a similar result in this fixture.
Villarreal, on the other hand, are in sixth place in the league table at the moment and have been impressive this season. The Yellow Submarine edged Real Madrid to a stunning 2-1 victory in their previous game and have a point to prove this week.
Villarreal have a strong squad at their disposal and will be intent on securing a European spot this season. The Yellow Submarine are on a three-game winning streak in La Liga and will look to extend their run this week.
Celta Vigo can pack a punch on their day but have been plagued by inconsistency this season. Villarreal are the better team on paper and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Celta Vigo 1-2 Villarreal
This match will start from 1:30 am
This match will take place on 14 January 2023
Celta had no injury concerns entering their clash with Elche last time out and that remains the case, with head coach Carvalhal expected to have a full squad for this contest.
Due to the nature of the performance against Elche, it seems likely that the starting side will be similar if not identical, with a 5-3-2 formation featuring Aspas in the final third of the field.
There might be a change in the front two, though, with Goncalo Paciencia potentially dropping out for Jorgen Strand Larsen, which is a substitution that occurred at the interval last time out.
Marchesin; Mallo, Mingueza, Aidoo, Nunez, Galan; Veiga, Beltran, Cervi; Aspas, Larsen
Reina; Foyth, Mandi, P Torres, A Moreno; Coquelin, Parejo, Capoue; Chukwueze, G Moreno, Pino
Tip 1: Result – Villarreal
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Villarreal to score first – Yes
Tip 4: Yeremy Pino to score – Yes
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Villarreal win with a probability of 41.71%. A win for Celta Vigo has a probability of 32.89% and a draw has a probability of 25.4%.
The most likely scoreline for a Villarreal win is 0-1 with a probability of 9.4%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 1-2 (8.85%) and 0-2 (6.92%). The likeliest Celta Vigo win is 1-0 (8.17%), while for a drawn scoreline it is 1-1 (12.02%).
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Celta Vigo vs Villarreal a great match to watch, Celta will win.