Valencia vs Celtic Europa League Predictions

Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt
Europa League Valencia vs Celtic
Valencia vs Celtic Europa League

The match is over.
Score: 1-0.

Valencia hold a huge advantage in this tie having taken a seemingly decisive two-goal lead from the first leg in Glasgow last week. Los Che will be favourites to progress through to the last 16 and finish the job off in Spain.

Predictions

Despite losing just once in their last five Champions League group stage matches, Valencia crashed out of the competition as they finished third in their group.

Juventus and Manchester United advanced through a tough group, although outside of their games with Juve, Valencia were unbeaten and collected a respectable eight points.

Celtic also dropped into the Europa League from the Champions League having being eliminated through European football’s elite competition with a playoff defeat to AEK Athens in January.

Celtic edged out RB Leipzig to reach the last 32 of the competition, finishing second in the group behind RB Salzburg.

The hosts will be favourites to progress into the last 16 of the Europa League due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Celtic.

The home side are favourites to win this game and it is likely to be comfortable – a 2-0 triumph for Los Che would appear a likely outcome from it.

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Betting Tips

Celtic have scored just five goals in their seven Europa League games this season while Valencia found the net just six times in six Champions League group stage games. Marcelino’s Valencia are much more renowned for their strong defence while Celtic have particularly struggled to score goals away from home in European football.

Valencia already have 12 clean sheets in all competitions this season including two in their last two games while Celtic have already failed to score in three European matches this campaign. This is among the best online betting odds for this round of matches.

Statistics

Head to Head

Prior to Valencia’s 2-0 win in Glasgow last week, the two have met before in the same competition, then known as the UEFA Cup. Each side recorded a 1-0 home victory in 2001.

Stats

  • Valencia have drawn a remarkable 13 of their 23 La Liga matches so far this campaign, winning six and losing four.
  • Los Che have drawn the majority of their matches at home this campaign, with eight draws from their 12 league matches at Mestalla alongside three victories and a defeat.
  • Celtic may be leading the Scottish league this season but they have struggled on the road this campaign with just five wins and four defeats from 12 away games – the sixth best record in the division.
  • Valencia reached the last 16 of the Europa League in the 2015/16 season, overcoming Rapid Wien before being eliminated by Athletic Club Bilbao on away goals.
Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt

Football manager is my life, but have taken up writing to help put all that knowledge playing the game to good use. Follow me for all things European football and gain unexpected knowledge about players and teams you didn't know before. When not playing football manager, I take a break to play with my Sunday League team.

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