Celta Vigo host Barcelona at the Balaidos this Saturday for the late kick-off in La Liga. Barcelona are looking to close in on Girona in second place whereas Celta Vigo are looking to put some space between themselves and the relegation zone.
- Barcelona to win @ 17/20 on William Hill
- Both teams to score @ 4/7 on Paddy Power
- Over 2.5 goals @ 4/6 on William Hill
These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
It is tight at the bottom of the table and Celta Vigo are sat a little too close for comfort to the relegation zone. Barcelona have had a mixed season so far and need a win to start their challenge for at least second place.
Celta Vigo currently sit 17th in La Liga after 24 games. Celta have four wins, eight draws and 11 losses, leaving them on 20 points, just three points above Cadiz in the relegation zone.
In 24 games, Celta Vigo have scored 24 goals, giving them an average of just 1.04 goals a game. Celta Vigo have been marginally better defensively, conceding 35 goals and keeping four clean sheets.
Barcelona, on the other hand, sit third in La Liga. In 24 games, Barcelona have 15 wins, six draws and three losses which leaves them on 51 points, five points behind Girona and ten points behind Real Madrid.
Xavi’s side have been firing on the scoring front, with 47 goals in 24 games, giving Barcelona an average of 2.04 goals a game. However, Barcelona have struggled defensively this season, conceding 33 goals but keeping eight clean sheets.
Celta Vigo and Barcelona have met 50 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1996. Barcelona have the better record in the fixture with 24 wins in comparison to Celta Vigo’s 12 wins, the other 14 games ending in a draw.
The last five games in the fixture has Barcelona winning three times, with Celta Vigo grabbing one win and there has been one draw. Also in the last five games, both teams have scored in four of the five games.