The 2022-23 edition of La Liga is back in action with another round of matches this weekend as Celta Vigo lock horns with Ernesto Valverde's Athletic Bilbao side in an important clash at the Estadio San Mames on Saturday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Preview
Celta Vigo are currently in 13th place in the La Liga standings and have been inconsistent so far this season. The Galician outfit slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Valencia last week and will need to bounce back in this match.
Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, are in eighth place in the league table at the moment and have been fairly impressive this season. Los Leones suffered a damaging 5-1 defeat against Villarreal in their previous game and have a point to prove this weekend.
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Athletic Bilbao have a good recent record against Celta Vigo and have won 18 out of the last 39 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Celta Vigo's 11 victories.
- Athletic Bilbao have lost their last two matches at home against Celta Vigo in La Liga and have failed to find the back of the net in both these games.
- Celta Vigo have won their last two matches against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga and could secure three consecutive league victories against them for the first time in their history.
- Celta Vigo won the reverse fixture by a 1-0 margin and could complete a La Liga double over Athletic Bilbao for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
- Athletic Bilbao are winless in their last four matches in La Liga and have suffered defeat in three of these games.
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Athletic Bilbao have improved under Ernesto Valverde but have failed to meet expectations in recent weeks. The Basque side has a poor record in this fixture and will need to be at its best in this match.
Celta Vigo can pack a punch on their day but have also flattered to deceive this season. Both teams are on an even footing at the moment and could play out a draw this weekend.
Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-2 Celta Vigo
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result - Draw
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals - Yes
Tip 3: Athletic Bilbao to score first - Yes
Tip 4: Iago Aspas to score - Yes