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Celta Vigo arrive at Estadio Camp Nou on Tuesday for the La Liga showdown with home side Barcelona.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Barcelona v Celta Vigo, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Barcelona will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-2 La Liga victory versus Real Betis.
In that game, Barcelona managed 58% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Barcelona, the scorers were Ansu Fati (76') and Jordi Alba (94'). For their opponents, Real Betis got 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Marc Bartra (79') scored for Real Betis.
It has been seldom in recent times where Barcelona have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Barcelona have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 7 goals along the way. Putting that to one side, it remains to be seen if that trend shall persist in this game or not.
Going into this one, Barcelona haven't beaten Celta Vigo in their last 2 league games.
Celta Vigo come into this encounter following a 4-0 La Liga win versus Alaves in their last fixture.
In that game, Celta Vigo managed 67% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Celta Vigo, goals were scored by Galhardo (6'), Iago Aspas (34', 66') and Franco Cervi (57'). At the other end, Alaves got 3 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Eduardo Coudet's Celta Vigo have converted a total of 8 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes equals 6.
Coming into this fixture, Celta Vigo have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 04/05/2019, there has been little between the sides with Barcelona winning 2 of those games, Celta Vigo 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 13 on 06/11/2021 when the final score was Celta Vigo 3-3 Barcelona.
On that day, Celta Vigo managed 52% possession and 18 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Iago Aspas (52', 96') and Nolito (74').
Barcelona had 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Ansu Fati (5'), Sergio Busquets (18') and Memphis Depay (34') scored.
The referee was Alejandro Hernández Hernández.
Team News: Barcelona
Moussa Wagué (Fitness), Sergiño Dest (Muscle Injury), Nico González (Fractured Toe), Gerard Piqué (Tear in the abductor muscle), Sergi Roberto (Muscle Injury) and Pedri (Hamstring Injury) won’t be available for Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Sergio Busquets and Moussa Wagué.
It looks as if Barça may well employ a 4-3-3 formation for the game, handing starts to M. ter Stegen, Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Ricard Puig, Frenkie de Jong, Pablo Gavira, Ousmane Dembele, P. Aubameyang and Ferran Torres.
Team News: Celta Vigo
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Celta Vigo manager Eduardo Coudet has no fitness concerns at all before this clash.
It’s our belief that Os Celestes might begin the game with a 4-1-3-2 lineup, starting the game with Matias Dituro, Kevin Vazquez, Joseph Aidoo, Nestor Araujo, Javi Galan, Fran Beltran, Brais Mendez, Denis Suarez, Franco Cervi, Iago Aspas and Thiago Galhardo.
It seems to us that Celta Vigo will surely find it tough to break down a Barcelona lineup who should do really well if they play to their full potential.
Our selection here is for a comprehensive 3-0 margin for Barcelona at the end of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Sergio Busquets
Chairman: Joan Laporta
Manager: Xavi Hernández
Competitions: La Liga position 2
🔑 Star Man: Luuk de Jong
Mostly played in the Striker position, Luuk de Jong was born in Aigle, Switzerland. After having played his first senior match for De Graafschap in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 6 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 19 appearances.