Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the La Liga round 38 game between Celta Vigo and Barcelona and offer team news, stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.
Celta Vigo come up against visiting side Barcelona this coming Sunday at Abanca Balaidos in a final-day La Liga fixture.
With the La Liga title already wrapped up, there is not a lot riding on this game for Barcelona. This could open the door for a surprise result. After all, Celta Vigo have to win to secure their survival for next season. The hosts sit one point and one spot above the relegation zone in 17th, but can they rise to the occasion?
Team form: Celta Vigo vs Barcelona
Celta Vigo Form
A draw is the best Celta Vigo can show from their last three games, where they came up short in a 2-1 defeat against Athletic Bilbao. A 1-1 draw with Girona followed before they were defeated 1-0 by Cadiz. The Sky Blues only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent La Liga matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew two and lost two, as they scored eight and conceded six goals.
In their last three matches, Barcelona lost against Real Sociedad and Real Valladolid by 1-2 and 3-1, respectively, and beat Mallorca by 3-0. The Blaugrana won half of their previous six away matches in La Liga, as well as seeing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored 11 goals whilst conceding seven.
Betting stats for Celta Vigo and Barcelona
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Celta Vigo and Barcelona. The facts are based on the stats from games played out across all tournaments.
- In 16 of the last 18 Celta Vigo home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Celta Vigo have scored in 20 of the last 22 home matches
- Celta Vigo have lost 6 of the last 8 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Celta Vigo have not won 9 of the last 10 matches
- Celta Vigo have conceded in 10 of the last 11 matches
- Barcelona have scored in 19 of the last 21 away matches
- In the last 3 matches in a row Barcelona played, both teams scored
- In the last 3 away matches in a row Barcelona played, both teams scored
- Barcelona have scored in the last 7 matches in a row
- In 5 of the last 6 Barcelona matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Players on top: Celta Vigo vs Barcelona
Robert Lewandowski has had a remarkable debut season in La Liga, scoring a total of 23 impressive goals. He’s currently in great form, having hit the target five times in his last six games. Barcelona will be counting on him to maintain his momentum as they face off against Celta Vigo.
Popular betting markets: Celta Vigo vs Barcelona
Barcelona have been smashing the competition lately, scoring in every single one of their last 8 matches! On top of that, they’re looking to maintain their dominance over Celta Vigo, having not lost in 3 consecutive home meetings. Things are looking pretty good for the away team.
Both teams to score
Celta Vigo scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Barcelona scored the opening goal in six of the last ten away from home. The Blaugrana have kept their opponents from scoring six times in their previous 10 matches. Meanwhile, Celta Vigo have been able to keep a clean sheet in one of their last 10 games. Barcelona have scored in 3 consecutive meetings with Celta Vigo on the road.
Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Celta Vigo’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 0.7 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of Barcelona’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.6 goals in these matches. Celta Vigo conceded a goal in their previous 6 matches in a row. Barcelona scored at least once in their previous 8 matches on the bounce.
Betting prediction: Celta Vigo vs Barcelona
To summarize, the upcoming La Liga clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Celta Vigo vs Barcelona mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.