Preview: Villarreal VS Celta Vigo

The 2023-24 edition of La Liga returns to the fold with another round of matches this week as Villarreal lock horns with a struggling Celta Vigo side in an important encounter at the Estadio el Madrigal on Wednesday.

Villarreal (also known as Villareal or Villarreal CF) and Celta Vigo (commonly referred to as Celta de Vigo, RC Celta or RC Celta de Vigo) meet again 8 months after the La Liga match which Villarreal won 3-1. Villarreal are aproaching the match after a defeat from Real Madrid last Monday. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive matches now.

Celta Vigo, on the other hand, are approaching the match in a good mood after claiming a 1-0 win in La Liga against Granada CF extending their unbeaten streak to 5 matches.

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Villarreal have lost to Real Madrid in their previous match while Celta Vigo have won Granada CF in their previous match. Overall, Villarreal have won 9 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 5, while Celta Vigo have won 6 of their last 19 matches, losing 6 and drawing 7.

Villarreal have won twice (2-3 against Rennes on 15th of December and 3-2 against Panathinaikos on 1st of December), lost twice (4-1 against Real Madrid on 18th of December and 0-3 against Real Sociedad on 10th of December) and drew twice (0-0 against Maccabi Haifa on 7th of December and 1-1 against Sevilla on 4th of December) in their most recent 6 matches.

Celta Vigo have won twice (1-0 against Granada CF on 16th of December and 1-2 against Sestao on 8th of December), lost once (4-3 against Athletic Bilbao on 11th of November) and drew 3 times (0-0 against Rayo Vallecano on 12th of December, 1-1 against Cadiz on 5th of December and 0-0 against Valencia on 25th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.


Villarreal and Celta Vigo have met 6 times since January 2021. Villarreal have won 3 times, 2 matches ended in a draw while Celta Vigo have won once. The most recent match between them took place on April 30, 2023 at the La Liga of Spain where Villarreal won 3-1. Villarreal have scored 12 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Celta Vigo have scored 7.

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