Valencia vs Celta Vigo Preview – Mid-table La Liga clash for final round of action

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It’s the second meeting of these two sides this Season and this time the venue is the Mestalla. The Sky Blues will be keen to take points back home with them.

Tenth placed Celta, are away to eleventh placed Valencia on Saturday.

This season’s LaLiga campaign, has so far seen Valencia achieve 45 points

Valencia’s next opponents will smell blood if they begin the next match with all guns blazing. Whilst it’s understandable that they may want to do this, after their recent 1-1 draw at Espanyol and previous loss to Real Betis, The Bats must get a positive result and keep defensively solid.

Also, with six draws in 10 fixtures, Valencia need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With 45 points, they currently sit eleventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 10 wins, 12 losses and 15 draws having won 10 matches, drawn 15 games, and lost 12 matches.

When Valencia host Celta, they will do so on the back of five victories, eight darts, and five losses on their own ground.

Valencia will have 48 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Valencia are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Pepe Bordalas is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players.

Celta Vigo’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 46 points this season

With two wins in a row under his belt, Eduardo Coudet takes his Celta team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.

Also, Celta need to get out of the losing habit, with six recorded in the last 12 matches. Now they have 12 matches won, 15 games lost and 10 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in tenth place, with a total of 46 points having won 12 matches, drawn 10 fixtures, and lost 15 matches.

Celta’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Valencia. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won five fixtures, drawn six games, and lost seven meetings.

Winning this fixture will see Celta Vigo on 49 points.

Going into Saturday’s game, Eduardo Coudet without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

Valencia v Celta Vigo – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Valencia and Celta have faced each other 47 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Valencia’s favour (21 – 11). In addition, Celta have not been able to over-turn Valencia on the last three games. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was December 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for Celta Vigo.

Players to watch

For Valencia, Goncalo Guedes, one of their best scorers, has nettedfour goals in 37 League matches this campaign, while Iago Aspas is one of the top performing players after having scoredseven goals in 37 League fixtures this LaLiga Season for Celta.

Other players of note for Valencia are Goncalo Guedes and Carlos Soler with four goals each and for Celta are Iago Aspas and Denis Suarez with seven goals both.