Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, 1/29/2023 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (+192) Athletic Bilbao (+162)
The Lions (7-5-6) are headed to Estadio de Balaídos on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Celtics (4-5-9). Athletic Bilbao are priced at +162 and Celta de Vigo are priced +192. The total is set at 2.5. The goalies protecting the net will be Agustin Marchesin Celta Vigo and Unai Simon Athletic Bilbao.
The Celtics sat at 13th in regard to xG with 20.6, and the squad's expected goals against were sitting at 19.3. Celta Vigo conceded 29 goals while surrendering 1.61 goals per 90 minutes, and opponents had 72 shots on target against them. The team's goal differential sat at -12 with the help of 17 goals finished in addition to 29 goals allowed. They had a total of 5 clean sheets, which put them at a rate of 27.8 last year. Celta Vigo finished with 42 saves and they earned a SV% of 62.5 for the previous season. Celta Vigo earned 37 yellow card warnings during the previous year as well as 3 red cards. Last season, this club finished with an average of 0.94 pts/match (17 pts) and also had a rank of 8th in La Liga with 14 assists.
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For the year, Athletic Club had a save percentage of 67.9 (56 SoT against), and they also were ranked 8th in La Liga with 26 points. The Lions averaged 1.4 pts per match while having 18 assists and 2 red cards. Athletic Bilbao accumulated 25 goals and their goals expected last year was 24.6. Athletic Bilbao sat with a clean sheet rate of 44.4 over the course of last season in addition to 31 yellow card warnings. Their goals against per 90 was sitting at 1.06 with 37 saves, and they recorded 8 shut outs. Athletic Bilbao ranked 6th in goals surrendered having 19, and their goal differential was sitting at 6.
The man who will protect the net for Celta Vigo will be Agustin Marchesin. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.99 (406 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .721. Marchesin (197-111-101 record in his career) has accumulated 166 shutouts, which leaves him with a 40.6% shutout percentage. Marchesin has seen the field for 36,794 minutes and has tallied 948 stops during his career. The goalkeeper born in Argentina has faced 1,314 shots attempted at him in 409 starts.
Unai Simon will be looking after the goal for Athletic Bilbao. During his professional soccer career, Simon has surrendered 101 goals and has tallied 205 stops in 96 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.06 goals per 90 while earning a record of 32-31-33. He has earned a save percentage of .697 and his shutout rate is currently at 30.2%. Simon has totaled 29 shutouts while seeing 294 shots tried against him in 8,571 career minutes.
Iago Aspas is one guy who should impact this matchup for Celta Vigo. Aspas has started 281 matchups thus far in his career and scores 0.55 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Spain has racked up 151 goals in 24,822 minutes played. He has totaled 52 assists while earning 71 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career.
Athletic Bilbao has playmaker in Inaki Williams, who opposing coaches will have to gameplan in this fixture. The forward born in Spain has been on the pitch for 18,379 mins while earning 50 goals. He sports an average of 0.24 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 213 outings in his pro soccer career. He has earned 19 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 28 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+192)
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