Valencia vs Celtic Betting Preview – 21/02/2019

Valencia vs Celtic Betting Preview – 21/02/2019

Valencia vs Celtic

Scottish Premiership table-toppers, Celtic travel over to Spain this Thursday where they will go up against Valencia, looking to overcome the two-goal deficit they picked up in the first leg of the Round of 32. Valencia have put themselves in a good position to progress onto the last 16 with the 2-0 win they picked up at Celtic Park. Securing a spot in the last 16 looks highly unlikely for Celtic after their disappointing performance in the first leg, but Brendan Rodgers will set his men out to score goals which should make for an interesting game on Thursday.

Valencia look set to progress onto the last 16 this Thursday, as long as they can hold onto their two-goal lead. Valencia’s efforts this season have earned them a spot in ninth place where they sit just four points off the top six. The hosts arrive at Mestalla Stadium in fairly good form which has seen them go seven games without a single loss. However, over their last five fixtures, they have drawn four and won just one. Their latest fixture saw them go up against Espanyol and pick up their 14th draw of the season. SkyBet has the hosts priced at 3/5 to secure the win.

Drawing games has been a frequent occurrence for Valencia this season, as with 14 games drawn this season the sit with the most in the league. As mentioned before, the hosts have drawn four of their last five and if you fancy them to draw another, SkyBet is offering odds of 29/10. Valencia have not been hugely prolific in front of goal this season, with just 24 goals scored. Daniel Parejo has bagged the majority of their goals with six to his name and can be backed to score anytime on Thursday for a price of 7/4.

Brendan Rodgers Celtic

There has been no stopping Celtic in the Scottish Premiership this season, but unfortunately, they were unable to replicate the same form in their first meeting with Valencia. The Scottish side sits at the top of their league table and has built up a eight-point lead over Rangers. Celtic have been in great form with them winning eight of their last nine games, their only loss came against Valencia when they first met. Their most recent fixture saw them go up against Kilmarnock who they beat 1-0. SkyBet has Celtic to win priced at 19/4.

The Celts have been lethal in front of goal this season with them racking up a huge 60 goals over the course of the season. Over the last five games, they have scored ten and conceded just two, keeping four clean sheets along the way. Celtic were unable to score a single goal in their first meeting, but with their Europa League campaign hanging on this next game they may find some better form in front of goal. SkyBet has Celtic to score 1+ goals priced at 4/6.

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