Celta de Vigo and Villarreal face at the Balaídos Stadium, in a match for the 16th round of the First Division. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2 and tied 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 03-12-2017, in a match for the First Division that ended with the victory of Villarreal by (0-1). Soldado (45 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. Villarreal presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
Celta de Vigo:
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Barcelona, by (2-2). In the last match, they lost out to Valencia by (2-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 27 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 23 suffered. For the championship, Celta de Vigo won 11 points out of 21 possible points, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 7 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (3 out of 7 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 13 of their 29 goals between minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Celta de Vigo returns to play at home for La Liga, after two consecutive exhibitions away from their fans, having the chance to win their third consecutive victory at home in the competition, thus compensating the negative results that have been accumulating outside the home, where He lost three of the last four games. In his last match, missed few passes, had more possession of the ball and finished as much as the opponent, but was not very efficient and ended up defeated by Valencia. Although he scored only one goal in this last day, he still has the fifth best attack of the competition, and also stands out for the quality in the change of passes. Playing in his domains, he won just over 50% of the points played so far. The 4-3-3 or the 4-4-2 should be the tactical scheme used in this game, with highlight for Jonny acting on the left side.
After 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in the 6 th position, with 21 points won. In their last match, they lost with Barcelona at home (0-2), after in the previous match they lost out in a match against CD Leganés, by (3-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last 8 away matches for the championship, Villarreal has 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 24 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 7 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Villarreal came to be unbeaten for six days in the Spanish championship, a period in which he accumulated four victories, but now lives a complicated moment in the competition, since he is unbeaten four days ago, coming from three consecutive defeats. In his last match, he saw Barcelona dominate the game, finishing with only nine completions and 32% possession of the ball, suffering another setback at home. Although it is far from the numbers of Barcelona, Valencia and Real Madrid, the team has been characterized by a good offensive system, which is among the best eight of the competition. As a visitor, the club owns the sixth best campaign, and in that condition also has the sixth best attack. The coach is likely to organize the team 4-1-2-1-2 or 4-4-2, and Raba will not be able to count on the suspension.
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