After Valencia fought back to lead Athletic Bilbao 2-1, the hosts equalized in the 97th minute (2-2), leaving the Bats content with their fifth consecutive La Liga away game without victory. They entered this round in ninth place, the same as at this stage last season. The return home could prove fruitful for the Orange, who have won three of their four league victories at the Mestalla Stadium, with clean sheets in all three of their successful duels. You can follow Valencia’s games watching livescores online from DailySports.
Ruben Baraja’s team is characterized by high pressure, the desire to dominate and the active use of the players’ technical skills. The club has an excellent selection of promising and talented young prospects, who periodically lack stability, but, of course, in the long run the Bats should definitely be close to the top six. It should highlight the efforts of forward Hugo Duro. He’s already scored five goals and made two assists.
Celta Vigo form
The Galician team won its only victory in the current championship season in the fourth round, defeating Almeria away, the worst side in La Liga. The match ended with a score of 3:2. Coming off of this win, it looked like the Celts would find their confidence and begin to produce more consistent results. However, the reality turned out to be much less rosy – for some reason the team was unable to maintain its success and repeatedly missed points in matches where it seemed almost impossible.
Midweek saw the Whigs finally break a streak of seven matches in a row without a win. On November 1st, away in the Spanish Cup, Celta beat the Turegano club with a score of 4:0. After the international break, the Celts played two matches in La Liga, both of them lost dry, at home to Atlético 0:3 and away to Girona 0:1.
Before the start of another tour of the championship, Celta is in 18th place. Team’s home statistics are the worst in the division, not a single win, two draws and 4 defeats, with a goal difference of 3:10. The Whigs will not be helped with Aidu and Ristic.
Celta are maximally motivated for the upcoming match, the Galicians want to finally break out of the relegation zone, and for this they need to win, i.e. score. However, today the hosts are in better physical and moral shape, while the guests are going through hard times. In addition, the “Orange” have class and a great desire to win, and the support of the stands should not be discounted.