Celta Vigo vs. Villarreal 1/8/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Celta Vigo vs. Villarreal 1/8/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Celta Vigo 6-5-6, Villarreal 7-8-2

1/8/21 3 pm

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Celta Vigo is hosting Villarreal to Municipal de Balaidos in round 18 in the Spanish LaLiga.

After winning 6 of their 7 games, Celta has now lost their last 2 games, one in LaLiga and one in Copa del Rey to a lower division team. In their last LaLiga game, Celta was playing against Real Madrid on the road, and they have had 59% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Celta conceded a goal in the 6th minute, but they were playing well, and they have created a few good chances, unfortunately for Celta two of their best players, Aspas and Nolito got injured, and Celta wasn’t able to score a goal. Celta has lost this match 2-0. Even though Celta lost this game, they are still high in the LaLiga table, in 8th place with 23 points, and they are only 6 points away from the relegation zone. Celta has scored a decent 22 goals so far this season, but they have conceded 24 goals. Aspas is Celta’s best player with 9 goals and 6 assists. Nolito added 4 goals. Unfortunately for Celta, both Nolito and Aspas are injured, and Junca, Vazquez, and Alvarez are also injured. Tapia is suspended because of the yellow cards. There was a lot of good stuff in Celta’s game as of late, but I’m afraid all the injuries could cost them a lot.

Villarreal is still going strong this season, and even though they have been a bit shaky as of late, Villarreal is doing well. With 29 points, 22 scored goals, and 17 conceded goals, Villarreal is now in 5th place in the LaLiga standings. Villarreal has won their last 2 games in a row, one in LaLiga, and one in Copa del Rey earlier this week. Villarreal was hosting Levante in their last LaLiga game, and they were the better team with 50% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. Villarreal has scored one goal in each half, and they have deservedly won this game 2-0. Villarreal will not end the season in the top 3, but they will compete for the Champions League spot, and the Europa League spot and they can certainly get there. Gerard Moreno is the leading goalscorer for Villarreal with 9 goals, while Alcacer added 5 goals and 2 assists. Alberto Moreno, Alcacer, Iborra, Coquelin, and Gaspar are all injured for Villarreal. The schedule will be on the easier side for Villarreal over the next few games, and I hope they can use that to their advantage.

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The trends are mixed here, and Celta’s home record this season is 5-0-3. Villarreal is doing well, and they have lost only 2 games on the road so far this season. because of all the injuries, I just don’t see Celta winning a game here, and we are getting Villarreal for a nice plus money.

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Goran’s Pick Villarreal +125

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