Celta and Athletic Bilbao closed on Monday, January 7, the eighteenth round of the Spanish Championship in its 2018/2019 season, the penultimate of the first round and the first one held in 2019. At the Balaídos stadium in Vigo, the confrontation has beginning scheduled for 18h (Brasília time).
The Vigo team came on the pitch for the last time on 22 December. He was defeated by Barcelona in Catalunya 2-0, completing his campaign in 2018 with 21 points (five wins, six draws and six defeats) in a modest eleventh place finish in the Spanish league.He also hopes to fight for a place in European competitions. At the beginning of the eighteenth round, the difference for Betis, sixth and last place in the squad that concedes continental tournaments, was five points.For this, however, there is a need for performance improvement, especially at home. In this respect, Celta is above average, but very little. It is the ninth best client of LaLiga. In its stadium, it obtained 13 (three victories, four ties and two losses) of the 27 points that disputed having marked 15 goals and suffered ten.For the duel against Athletic Bilbao, coach Miguel Cardoso will be able to have all the athletes of the squad. You will not experience any injury or suspension problems to determine which ladder you think is ideal.
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After a very bad start to the season, Athletic Bilbao showed signs of improvement after the change of command at the end of 2018, thus reaching its apex in the first half of the season.Not that the performance was spectacular. In the last four games of the year, the team collected two victories and two draws. However, as the base of comparison was very low, it made a difference.One of the successes was in the Glass of the King. When eliminating the Huesca, managed to advance to the eighth of end. He will face Sevilla. In the Spanish Championship, managed to spend the turn of the year outside the relegation zone. But the threat continues. He has 16 points (two wins, ten draws and five losses).He is the second team with the highest number of equalities in the tournament. As a visitor, you still can not win. In eight matches, they were five draws and three defeats with seven goals scored and 12 goals conceded.Thus, the period of paralysis of the tournament served for coach Gaizka Garitano, who entered the vacancy of Argentinean Eduardo Berizzo, try to implant his ideas in more depth. For Monday’s meeting, he still needs to administer some limitations imposed by the medical department. They are in the process of recovery from injury and are considered doubts to the goalkeeper Alejandro Ramiro (still without performances in the season 2018/2019 of the Spanish Championship); defender Mikel Balenziaga (four games, no goal); and midfielders Lekue (no performances) and Mikel Rico (three games, no goal).
Football Prediction of the Day Celta vs Athletic Bilbao
In the last season of the Spanish Championship, Celta managed to interrupt a series of defeats in a row for Athletic Bilbao that had reached five matches by scoring 3 to 1 in Vigo in the first round. In the second, the teams were in the tie by 1 to 1.
Although they did not have first-class titles, both Celta and Athletic Bilbao left the impression in the first half of the season that they could have obtained better results with the human material they had. This makes them expect to grow in performance in the second half. In the opening duel of its campaigns in 2019, the home factor makes the prognosis in Celta the most indicated.
Bet Tips: Celta wins