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Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Match Preview

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Barcelona would host struggling Celta Vigo hoping to get back to form after two underwhelming games.

The Blaguarana were humbled when Levante came from a goal down to beat them 3-1 in their last league game.

They also struggled against Slavia Prague at home in the Champions League in midweek and they were held to a goalless draw by the Czech minors. Their fans would need a response from them in this game, and they should be able to provide that.

Celta Vigo have continued their struggles this season after they almost got relegated the last time. The visitors are 18th on the league table and come here having lost every one of their last four competitive games.

But the Iago Aspas led side has nothing to lose and they would look to come here and upset the champions again.

Team News

Barcelona would be without the injured duo of Luis Suarez and Arthur.

Celta Vigo have a lengthier injury list with Rafinha Alcantara joined by Santi Mina, Kevin, and Claudio Beauvue on the list of absentees for this game.

Head to Head

Celta Vigo remains one of those teams that would always give Barcelona a run for their money. The visitors beat the Catalans the last time these teams clashed, but Barca have won 3 of their last 4 home games against them.

Overall, both sides have won 4 and lost 4 of their last 10 head-to-head encounters.

Team Form

Barcelona would look to get back off their mini-slump in this game, and there is nothing that the Nou Camp crowd expect more than a home win.

   Barcelona last 5 matches in all competitions: DLWWW

Celta Vigo escaped relegation last season but they are still not a stable team. They come into this game having lost their last 4 league games and with just one win in their last 9 league games.

   Celta Vigo last 5 matches in all competitions: LLLLW

Betting Preview

Barcelona would have been embarrassed by picking up a draw in their last game against Slavia Prague, their loss at Levante would have also left a sour taste and they would go all out to get the points in this game.

The Blagurana always respond emphatically to setbacks like the ones they have suffered recently, and we expect another big response from them here.

Barca have scored 5 goals in 3 of their 5 home games this season and only against Villarreal did they fail to score at least 4 goals at the Nou Camp so backing them play Over 3.5 Goals in this game looks a good bet.

Celta Vigo have struggled for goals. They come here having scored just twice in their last 6 league games. However, they have kept teams quiet and keep the scores in their losses respectable.

The team closest to Barcelona in terms of quality that they have faced this season has been Atletico Madrid but we all know Diego Simeone’s men are struggling for goals now.

Lionel Messi has scored in his last three league games and looks a perfect bet to score anytime in this game.

Suggested Bets

Barcelona 4-0 Celta Vigo @ 21/2

Over 2.5 Goals @ 2/5

Lionel Messi anytime goal scorer @ 4/9

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