Celta Vigo vs Athletic Club prediction, odds & betting tips – 15/05/2024

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Celta Vigo - Athletic Bilbao

Spain Primera Liga - Municipal de Balaidos

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Athletic were 4-3 winners when the clubs met earlier this term – Photo by Icon Sport

Celta Vigo and Athletic Club meet in La Liga this Wednesday. Our Celta Vigo vs Athletic Club prediction considers whether the home team can claim a key win at Balaidos in their push for safety.

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Club prediction: Aspas to strike in drawn game with goals

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Club predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Both teams to score

⚽ Correct score prediction

Celta Vigo 2-2 Athletic Club

⚽ First goalscorer prediction

Iago Aspas

Key Stats

  • Our Celta Vigo vs Athletic Club betting tips take into account a slightly unconvincing run of defensive displays from the Basques who have conceded in six of their last seven in all competitions.
  • There have been five goals in each of Celta’s last two home games with both teams scoring on each occasion.
  • The Galicians have won just 29% of their home league fixtures this term.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Not much to choose between the teams

  • HOME: 6/4 (2.50) – 40.0%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
  • AWAY: 17/10 (2.70) – 37.0%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The hosts are the very slight favourites according to the Celta Vigo vs Athletic Club odds with an implied probability of 40.0% that they win this one which would push them to the brink of safety.

Celta were beaten at the weekend though, losing 1-0 at Atletico Madrid and slipping down to 17th in the table with all of their main relegation rivals getting results.

It wasn’t a good weekend for Athletic Club either with a 2-2 draw at home to Osasuna all but ending their top four hopes. It would have been worse had Asier Villalibre not struck a 96th minute equaliser.

For more analysis and the latest picks, today’s betting tips will guide you around the best bets from this week’s football action.

Last five H2Hs: Teams meet again after thriller in Bilbao

Spain Primera Liga 10/11/23

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

4
Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

3

Spain Primera Liga 20/05/23

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2
Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

1

Spain Primera Liga 29/01/23

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

1
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

Spain Primera Liga 17/04/22

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0
Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Spain Primera Liga 28/08/21

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

0
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

Our Celta Vigo vs Athletic Club prediction suggests we’ll see goals again after Athletic won a 4-3 thriller at San Mames back in November. The last three meetings have been won by the team playing at home.

Celta Vigo Preview: Hosts close to full strength for crunch game

Celta Vigo are just one place but five points above the relegation zone and they can count on close to a full squad here with only Joseph Aidoo and Mihailo Ristic expected to be missing.

Predicted Lineup: Guaita (GK), Nuñez, Starfelt, Mingueza, Alvarez, Beltran, Jailson, Manquillo, Bamba, Larsen, Aspas

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

D

Benfica

Benfica

2

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Spain Primera Liga 26/05/24

D

Valencia

Valencia

2

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Spain Primera Liga 19/05/24

W

Granada

Granada

1

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Spain Primera Liga 15/05/24

W

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Spain Primera Liga 12/05/24

L

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

1

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

0

Athletic Club Preview: Absentees hampering top four push

The chances of Athletic playing Champions League football next term now look very slim with selection issues not helping. They are missing Yuri to suspension here while top scorer Gorka Guruzeta is out injured and Oihan Sancet is a doubt.

Predicted Lineup: Simon (GK), Lekue, Yeray, Paredes, De Marcos, Prados, Vesga, Nico Williams, Unai Gomez, Iñaki Williams, Villalibre

Spain Primera Liga 25/05/24

W

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

0

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

Spain Primera Liga 19/05/24

W

Sevilla

Sevilla

0

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

Spain Primera Liga 15/05/24

L

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

Spain Primera Liga 11/05/24

D

Osasuna

Osasuna

2

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

Spain Primera Liga 03/05/24

W

Getafe

Getafe

0

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

Player to watch – Iago Aspas

Celta Vigo club legend Iago Aspas has a habit of coming up big on nights like this and he has been massively influential over the past few weeks, scoring or assisting six of Celta’s last seven home goals.

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Iago Aspas in action against Real Madrid earlier this term – Photo by Icon Sport

Aspas striking early

75% of Iago Aspas’ league goals this season have been scored in the First Half. The Galician has been starting quickly with five goals inside the opening half hour and he’ll be desperate to give his side another flying start here.


Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.