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Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo preview

Kick off: Sunday, 1 May @11:00 GMT

Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao 0-1 (2015/2016 La Liga)
Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao 1-2 (2014/2015 La Liga)
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo 0-2 (2014/2015 Copa del Rey)
Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao 2-4 (2014/2015 Copa del Rey)
Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo 1-1 (2014/2015 La Liga)

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Team News

Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde has received some very good news as top scorer Aritz Aduriz and starting right-back Oscar de Marcos have returned to the side, but both face fitness tests ahead of the Celta Vigo clash. Eneko Boveda is another player who is rated doubtful, whereas Aymeric Laporte and Merino are closing in on their returns.

Injured: Aymeric Laporte (26/3), Sabin Merino (22/5)

Doubtful: Aritz Aduriz (31/17), Oscar De Marcos (32/1), Eneko Boveda (20/0)

Suspended: None

Hugo Mallo and Daniel Wass returned into action against Granada, and they are again in contention for starting positions. There have been no fresh selection worries for coach Eduardo Berizzo, but Andreu Fontas, Claudio Beauvue and Nestor Diaz remain in the infirmary.

Injured: Andreu Fontas (7/1), Claudio Beauvue (10/1) and Nestor Diaz (1/0)

Suspended: None

Quick Facts

  • Athletic Bilbao are after their third consecutive win over Celta Vigo
  • Lions failed to score more than 1 goal in previous four home games
  • Raul Garcia scored the winner for Athletic Bilbao in the reverse fixture (1-0)
  • Celta Vigo are on a three-game unbeaten run on the road
  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in four of Celta’s last five away matches in La Liga

Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Prediction

Sunday’s match at San Mames Barria pits together the two teams who are eyeing a place in the Europa League. Athletic Bilbao came from two goals behind to share the spoils with Levante at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia at the weekend, but considering that the Lions are a real force to be reckoned with at home, home win appears on the horizon. In previous two meetings between the two teams Ernesto Valverde’s men emerged triumphant and there is every chance history will repeat itself.

Betting Tip: Athletic Bilbao to win

Odds: 1.90 (9/10) @bet365

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