Last Updated on Sep 04, 2021 03:25 PM
Venue: Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo
It is a clash between two winless teams as Celta Vigo take on Athletic Bilbao here. Celta followed up an opening day loss to Atletico Madrid by drawing against Osasuna last time around, while Bilbao’s draw against Barcelona made it back-to-back draws to start their campaign. The hosts would, however, fancy their chances at getting that elusive win here, having won 2 of the last 4 meetings (2 draws) between these sides and they have also kept a clean sheet in 3 of those games
Iago Aspas and Santi Mina are excellent forward picks here. Aspas scored their only goal this season and was their top scorer last season with 14 while Mina was the second top scorer with 12.
Denis Suarez is a good midfield option, with averages of 2 tackles, 1 interception, 1 shot, and 1 key pass per game. He also had 9 assists last season.Javi Galan heads up the Celta defense and he has averaged 4 tackles to go with 1 interception per game. They also kept a clean sheet last time around and their recent defensive record in this fixture means there is a lot of value here.
Inaki Williams leads the line for Bilbao and he has averaged 4 shots to go with 0.5 key passes per game this season. He also had 6 goals and 6 assists in La Liga last season.
Alex Berenguer and Iker Muniain are must-have midfield picks here. Berenguer was their leading scorer last season while Muniain assisted the only goal they have scored this season.
Inigo Martinez scored that goal and presents the best option from their backline. He also puts up 1 interception, 1 shot, and a team-leading 40.5 passes per game.
Iago Aspas is the biggest goal threat in this one and he has already found the back of the net once. He has also averaged 1 interception to go with 3.5 shots per game this season and scored once against Bilbao last season as well.
Alex Berenguer is yet to get off the mark this term, but he remains a good captaincy option. He generates solid returns thanks to averages of 2.5 tackles, 1 interception, 2.5 shots, and 1 key pass per game.