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La Liga – Celta Vigo vs FC Barcelona: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between Celta Vigo and FC Barcelona and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Celta Vigo look to make home advantage count when Barcelona swing by on Saturday for a clash in the La Liga.

Down in 16th place in the La Liga table, Celta Vigo need a result. The Sky Blues are only one point above the relegation zone, having collected 11 points from 12 matches this season. Barcelona, in contrast, are five points better off in ninth and hope to win in Galicia to revive their European hopes.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Celta Vigo and Barcelona in La Liga.

  • Celta Vigo has lost in the last 6 of 7 matches at home;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Celta Vigo’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 2.5 in Celta Vigo’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Celta Vigo $NON_SCORING in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • Barcelona did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Barcelona did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Barcelona conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Barcelona’s last 5 when playing away matches in the row.

Current form — Celta Vigo v. Barcelona

The Sky Blues looking for more

It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Celta Vigo with performances showing little sign of stability. It has been a bit of everything for Eduardo Coudet’s side in their previous 3 matches, where they first beat Getafe by 3-0. This was followed by a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Real Sociedad before an encounter with Rayo Vallecano produced a 0-0 draw.

The Blaugrana hope to begin a new era in style

With Xavi Hernandez to take charge as manager, Barcelona hope to kick-start a new era with 3 points. The Blaugrana have seen it all in their last 3 matches. First, they went down 1-0 against Rayo Vallecano, before picking up a 1-1 draw against Deportivo Alaves. Their latest match brought a 0-1 win in their encounter with Dynamo Kyiv.

The form on both sides makes this seem like a relatively equal contest on paper. Barcelona have grabbed the role as fairly favorites, though, with the bookies paying out a price of 2.10 for a win.

Celta Vigo v. Barcelona — fixture history

Barcelona left empty-handed when Celta Vigo handed them a 2-1 defeat in their last La Liga encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 3-0 win.

Celta Vigo head into their upcoming match against Barcelona with a 30% winning record in recent La Liga meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 3-3-4 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 40%. The last 10 matches between Celta Vigo and Barcelona have been highly entertaining when it comes to goals. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet no less than 8 times. Both teams to score paid out 6 times in those 10 matches.

Current table in the La Liga

Primary goal getter

Santi Mina has been hitting the target on a regular basis in recent matches. Celta Vigo will no doubt look to him for more goals in their next match against Barcelona. The visitors are surely hoping Memphis Depay adds another goal to his current total, while Ansu Fati hopes to build on his match-winner against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League midweek.