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Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Prediction & Betting Tips

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      • (47') Iago Aspas
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      • (45') R. Lewandowski
      • (97') R. Lewandowski (PG)
      • (15') T. Allende
      • (95') J. Strand Larsen
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      • (94') F. de Jong
      • (95') M. ter Stegen
      • (101') Íñigo Martínez
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          Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

          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.

          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.

          Team News

          Celta Vigo Team News

          Rafael Benitez will only be without centre-back Joseph Aidoo with an achilles injury and Jonathan Bamba who is on international duty.

          Barcelona Team News

          Xavi has a laundry list of injuries. Gavi, Alejandro Balde, Marcos Alonso, Joao Felix, Ferran Torres, Sergi Roberto and Oriol Romeu are all unavailable. However, Vitor Roque can return from his yellow card suspension.

          Form Guide

          In their last five games in all competitions, Celta Vigo have one win and four losses.

          Brais Mendez scored the only goal in the 11th minute to give Real Sociedad the 1 - 0 win, with Celta Vigo only managing two shots on target.

          The Quarter-final of the Copa del Rey saw Celta Vigo take on Real Sociedad again. Mikel Oyarzabal opened the scoring for Sociedad in the second minute and Sheraldo Becker doubled Sociedad’s lead in the 66th minute. Luca de la Torre did grab a goal in the 92nd minute but it wasn’t enough as Real Sociedad held on for the 2 - 1 win.

          The next time out saw Celta Vigo host one of the heavy hitters this season in La Liga, Girona. Celta Vigo could only manage 39% of the possession and five shots on target as Portu’s goal in the 20th minute gave Girona the 1 - 0 win.

          Celta Vigo bounced back against Osasuna next time out. Jorgen Strand Larsen and de la Torre gave Celta Vigo the 2 - 0 lead at halftime. Anastasios Douvikas added another in the 90th minute to give Celta Vigo the 3 - 0 win.

          The last time out for Celta Vigo was against Getafe. Borja Mayoral and Jaime Mata’s late goals gave Getafe the 2 - 0 lead at halftime. Jorgen Strand Larsen and Tadeo Allende both scored in the second half to bring Celta Vigo level with just minutes to go. However, another goal from Mata in the last minute gave Getafe the 3 - 2 win.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Barcelona have two wins, one draw and two losses.

          The Quarter-final of the Copa del Rey saw Barcelona take on Athletic Bilbao. Despite Gorka Guruzeta giving Athletic the lead in the first minute, both Robert Lewandowski and Lamine Yamal scored to make it 2 - 1 to Barcelona at halftime. However, Oihan Sancet scored to level the game and take it to extra time where both Inaki Williams and Nico Williams scored to give Athletic the 4 - 2 win.

          Back in La Liga it was an eight-goal thriller against Villarreal. Gerard Moreno and Ilias Akhomach gave Villarreal the 2 - 0 lead early in the second half. Goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Pedri and an own goal from Eric Bailly gave Barcelona the 3 - 2 lead going into the closing stages. However, Goncalo Guedes equalised in the 84th minute and both Alexander Sorloth and Jose Luis Morales scored deep in extra time to give Villarreal the 5 - 3 win.

          Barcelona bounced back against Osasuna. Roque scored the only goal of the game in the second half, as Barcelona grabbed a 1 - 0 win over ten-man Osasuna, who had Unai Garcia sent off just after the goal.

          Despite winning the game for Barcelona the last time out, Roque was sent off against Alaves. Roque did manage to grab a goal, along with Lewandowksi and Gundogan in the 3 - 1 win for Barcelona.

          The most recent outing for Barcelona was against Granada. Yamal opened the scoring for Barcelona, but Ricard Sanchez equalised before halftime. Facundo Pellistri then gave Granada the lead on the 60-minute mark but Lewandowski drew Barcelona level just three minutes later. Granada regained the lead through Ignasi Miquel but Yamal’s second goal grabbed a 3 - 3 draw for Barcelona.

          Footy Accumulators Prediction

          Header logoPrimera División

          PosClubPWDLGDPTS
          1
          Team logoReal Madrid
          372971+6194
          2
          Team logoBarcelona
          372575+3482
          3
          Team logoGirona
          382567+3981
          Last updated 25/05/2024

          Where to watch

          Celta Vigo vs Barcelona is only available to watch in the U.K. on Viaplay but can be followed online via BBC Sport or Sky Sports.

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