La Liga Betting Tips

Villarreal vs Celta Vigo betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds


These two drew 1-1 in Vigo in November with their last 11 meetings producing 39 goals. Villarreal though have only conceded three goals in their last seven games.

So, Villarreal to win and both teams to score NO is 7/4.

Arnaut Danjuma is 10/3 to break the deadlock and 1/1 to add to his 12 goals this season.

Match preview

Iago Aspas

Will Villarreal get back on track after a shock defeat last time out?

A week ago, el Submarino Amarillo lost in La Liga for only the second time since 4 December, going down 1-0 at El Sadar to Osasuna.

Before this, Unai Emery's side were unbeaten in five, winning four of those, claiming victory in eight of their last 11 overall.

This has propelled Villarreal from 13th up to sixth but they're now in seventh, six points below the top four places.

This forthcoming Wednesday, they'll travel to Turin to take on Juventus in the Champions League round of 16 second leg, having drawn 1-1 at home.

But, before then, Emery's men need three points here to stay on course to be in Europe next season.

Celta de Vigo, having finished eighth last time round, had hopes of a top seven finish this year but those ambitions are fading fast.

Although, Eduardo Coudet's side were involved in a thrilling 4-3 victory over Mallorca at Balaídos last weekend, a strong contender for game of the season.

Thiago Galhardo, Denis Suárez and Iago Aspas all scored but they still needed Aspas' 97th minute penalty to secure victory in dramatic fashion.

O Celtiña have now won five of their last nine so are tenth, seven points below the potential European spots.

Can they close that gap on Villarreal with a win at Estadio de la Cerámica?

Villarreal team news

Full-backs Rubén Peña and Alberto Moreno are injured, meaning Serge Aurier and Pervis Estupiñán will continue in those posititons.

Up front, they're still without Paco Alcácer and Gerard Moreno but Giovani Lo Celso has been excellent since arriving on loan from Spurs.

So, he'll partner Arnaut Danjuma in attack, flanked by Samu Chukwueze and Yeremy.

Celta Vigo team news

Hugo Mallo's red card last Saturday means he is suspended for this one; Kevin Vázquez is the natural deputy at right-back.

Elsewhere, Thiago Galhardo started and scored last weekend so could keep his place alongside Iago Aspas at Santi Mina's expense.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".



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