Valencia vs Celtic Glasgow Betting Tips 21/02/2019

Only seven days after the first leg in the first knockout round of the UEFA Europa League, the return matches are already on the agenda. 15 out of the 16 games in the round of 32 will take place on Thursday, with only the duel between Sevilla and Lazio on Wednesday. In addition to some exciting knockout duels, there are also some games in which a preliminary decision has already been made. This is quite true for the duel between Valencia vs Celtic Glasgow.

Valencia vs Celtic Glasgow Betting Tips

The Remark√∂nige from Spain added the home strong Scots one of the few home defeats and have pushed open the door towards the round of 16. A 2-0 home victory in Scotland would be a sensation in the second leg, as Celtic Glasgow’s away wins in international competitions are an absolute rarity. A catch-up is not to be expected. The start of the match at Estadio Mestalla is already at 18:55 on Thursday.

Valencia vs Celtic Glasgow Betting TipsValencia – Statistics & Current Form

Valencia’s bats managed to return to the UEFA Champions League with an outstanding season last year. The Marcelino-Elf finished behind Manchester United and Juventus the third group place in the premier class and may now participate in the spring in the Europa League.

In the Spanish LaLiga the season has been mostly disappointing. Despite some well-known reinforcements could not be tied to the strong season last year. The bats are the remainder kings of the league this season. No less than 14 of the previous 24 La Liga games ended with a division of points. Despite only six victories, Valencia is currently ninth in the table and only two points behind the Europa League starting place. The competition is lacking in this season, the necessary consistency and accordingly, Valencia still has every chance. In addition, the bats have a second chance at the Europa League, because in the Spanish royal cup, the Copa del Rey, Valencia is in the semifinals. In the first leg against Betis Sevilla, Valencia reached a 2-2 draw away.

Due to the lack of victories came head coach Marcelino already powerful in the criticism. In the meantime, speculation has already been made about his release. However, his standing has improved again due to his recent achievements. In the last ten league games, there was only one defeat for Valencia. Nevertheless, missing the international competitions would be a kind of super bang for the bats.

Thanks to the comfortable starting situation against the Scottish champion, Marcelino will certainly revolve a bit. Valencia has an extremely wide squad. Personnel must give the home side to Gabriel Paulista, Cristiano Piccini and striker Rodrigo injury. With Kevin Gameiro, Goncalo Guedes, Geoffrey Kondogbia & Co, Valencia still has a much stronger squad than the Scots. Accordingly, a prediction on the home win between Valencia and Celtic Glasgow is quite obvious.

Expected formation of Valencia:
Neto – Lato, Diakhaby, Garay, Wass – Guedes, Parejo, Kondogbia, Soler – Gameiro, Cheryshev

Last matches of Valencia:

  • 17.02.2019 – Valencia vs Espanyol Barcelona 0: 0 (La Liga)
  • 14.02.2019 – Celtic vs Valencia 0: 2 (Europa League)
  • 10.02.2019 – Valencia vs Real Sociedad 0: 0 (La Liga)
  • 07.02.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Valencia 2: 2 (Copa del Rey)
  • 02.02.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Valencia 2: 2 (La Liga)

Valencia vs Celtic Glasgow Betting Tips

Celtic Glasgow – Statistics & Current Form

The Scottish series champion caused in the group stage for the blamable From the German Bundesliga RB Leipzig. Behind Red Bull Salzburg, the Rodgers-Elf could fix the second place and thus may also perform internationally in the spring. This puts Celtic in the final round of the Europa League for the third time, but never before did the Scots survive this round. This fate will hit the Rodgers-Elf for a third time on Thursday. In Spain, Celtic Glasgow has never won. In 15 away games in southern Europe, there were only three draws and a dozen defeats for the Scots. But not only in Spain away wins are a rarity, but in general. The away win at Rosenborg Trondheim on Matchday 5 of the Europa League group stage was the first (!) Away victory of Celtic Glagsow in the competition. In 18 away games before, there were nine draws and nine defeats.

In the domestic championship meanwhile everything points to another title win of the series champion. After a defeat at the Old Firm Derby on December 29, the Scottish Premiership still promised suspense, but in recent weeks, Celtic Glasgow again presented itself in great form and was able to win the last five league games without conceding. Through these successes, the team of ex-Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers earned a cushion of eight points. Anniversary number 50 is within reach.

Thanks to the existing lead, Celtic does not have to take any account of the league. But not even in the domestic championship Celtic Glasgow can be described as outwardly strong. The record with six wins, three draws and four defeats is only average. At home all 13 home games were won. With this blatant outward weakness, Celtic will have virtually no chance in Spain. Between Valencia and Celtic Glasgow the tip on the home win accordingly has value in any case.

Expected lineup of Celtic Glasgow:
Bain – Izaguirre, Boyata, Simunovic, Toljan – McGregor, Brown – Sinclair, Christie, Forrest – Burke

Last matches of Celtic Glasgow:

  • 17.02.2019 – FC Kilmarnock vs. Celtic Glasgow 0: 1 (Premiership)
  • 14.02.2019 – Celtic vs Glasgow. Valencia 0: 2 (Europa League)
  • 10.02.2019 – Celtic vs Glasgow. FC St. Johnstone 5: 0 (FA Cup)
  • 06.02.2019 – Celtic vs Glasgow. Hibernian FC 2: 0 (Premiership)
  • 03.02.2019 – FC St. Johnstone vs. Celtic Glasgow 0: 2 (Premiership)

Valencia vs. Celtic Glasgow Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights

Last weekend’s first leg was already the fifth meeting between Valencia vs Celtic Glasgow. In 1962/63 and 2001/02, the bats from Spain were able to prevail in the knockout duel in the former UEFA Cup. A victory in Celtic Park did not succeed Valencia then. This black mark could clear the Marcelino Elf last Thursday. Thanks to a goal shortly before and shortly after half time, the Spanish guests secured a 2-0 away win.

Valencia vs Celtic Glasgow Betting Tips Explained

The 2-0 away win of Valencia was not expected last Thursday. Qualitatively, the Spanish bats are certainly rated higher than the Scottish series champion, but thanks to the Scottish home strength, the result was a surprise. In the return leg between Valencia and Celtic Glasgow the tip for home victory is the logical choice based on the statistics available. Celtic Glasgow is a stranger, if not two, classes weaker.

Key facts – Valencia vs Celtic Glasgow tips

After a first leg victory Valencia has never lost a knockout duel (15-0 balance)!
Thanks to a 2-0 victory in the first leg Valencia is almost through!
Celtic have never won in Spain – three draws, twelve defeats!

Basically, this knockout duel can already be described as “decided”. The two teams will also be aware of that. The Scots will not be beaten without a fight, but the quality is not enough to make Valencia dangerous again. A tip on the Marcelino-Elf is due to the many draws, although always a bit risky, but thanks to the good home record, the outward weakness and the existing quality in the squad, the home win is expected.

Betting Tips: 1
Odds: 1.64

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