Valencia will welcome Celtic to Mestalla on Thursday for the teams second leg meeting of their 1/16 final of Europa League. Valencia hold a two goal advantage from the first game and given the current form of the teams, Celtic have an almost impossible task in front of them.
Valencia vs Celtic Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last games home/away|
|Valencia||Win||2 W/ 0 D/ 1 L||1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Celtic||Loss||1 W/ 0 D/ 2 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
Last game between the teams: 14.02.2019 Celtic – Valencia 0:2; Denis Cheryshev 42’, Ruben Sobrino 49’
Last game at this venue: 22.11.2001 Valencia – Celtic 1:0; Vicente 75’
Worth mentioning: The teams have met 3 times over the years, with none of the games producing over 2,5 goals or seeing both teams able to score in the same encounter. In the previous game Valencia took a healthy 2:0 lead and given that now Celtic need to score at least twice is making the Spanish side clear favorites to progress to the next stage.
Valencia vs Celtic Stats
|As of 19.02||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Valencia||Draw||5 W/ 4 D/ 1 L||3 W/ 2 D/ 0 L|
|Celtic||Win||8 W/ 0 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Last game Valencia: 17.02.2019 Valencia – Espanyol 0:0; Javi Lopez from the visitors was sent off in the 90’
Last game Celtic: 17.02.2019 Kilmarnock – Celtic 0:1; Scott Brown 90’; Kirk Broadfoot from the hosts was sent off with straight red card in the 75’; Scott Brown was sent off with second yellow card in the 91’
Top performers Valencia: Daniel Parejo 6 goals 3 assists, Rodrigo Moreno 4 goals 4 assists, Kevin Gameiro 3 goals 1 assist.
Top performers Celtic: James Forrest 9 goals 6 assists, Obsonne Edouard 9 goals 4 assists, Ryan Christie 8 goals 3 assists.
|Last 10 games||Goals scored:conceded||Over 2,5 goals||Goal / Goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Valencia have lost only one from the team’s last eleven outings, recording five victories in the process. Their home form is even more impressive as Valencia are unbeaten in twelve games, winning eight of them. The Spaniards have conceded a solitary goal in their five most recent outings at home, resulting in four clean sheets, while scoring nine. The last time when they conceded two goals at home was back in September in the 0:2 defeat to Juventus in the group stage of the Champions League.
In the three Celtic visits in Europe this season the team recorded two losses and a victory.
Valencia vs Celtic News
Missing players Valencia: Geoffrey Kondogbia is the only one missing for sure. Cristiano Piccini, Gabriel Paulista and Javier Jimenez remain doubtful.
Missing players Celtic: Tomas Rogic, Kieran Tierney, Kouassi Eboue and Daniel Arzani are out, while Tony Ralston, Jules Olivier Ntcham, Leigh Griffiths, Marvin Compper and Filip Benkovic are still under question.
Valencia vs Celtic Predictions
Valencia to win & both teams to score – NO – 2.62 @ bet365