Preview: Celta Vigo vs Barcelona - Team news, form, probable lineups and prediction
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Barcelona face another tough test in the title race as they travel to Balaidos to face 16th-place Celta Vigo. Real Madrid win against Mallorca meant that Barcelona moved down to second in the La Liga table, and they will be hoping to get a win against Celta and nothing else.
Celta Vigo have been in a great form of late after their early relegation battle. Their last 3 games have seen them score 7 goals without conceding, and this depicts their strife in avoiding relgation.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Barcelona on their own part have not really convinced after their first return game against Mallorca which they won 4-0. They are being intimidated by Real Madrid's outstanding form since the restart of La Liga, and they could lose the league title this season if they permit another slip.
The previous game between this two sides saw Barcelona won 4-1 at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi scored a hat trick, Busquets also found the back of the net, while Olava scored Celta Vigo's only goal of the game.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Lionel Messi will hope to eventually get his 700th career goal in the game after he celebrated his 33rd birthday two days ago.
Head to Head: The last time Barcelona beat Celta Vigo away from home was back in April 2015. Although the stadium will be empty tomorrow, Celta will still be with that impression that they are at home and this could be very difficult for Barcelona.
The last 5 games between both sides have seen Barca won on 3 occasions while Celta won 1 and drew the other.
9 Nov 2019: Barcelona 4-1 Celta Vigo
4 May 2019: Celta Vigo 2-0 Barcelona
22 Dec 2018: Barcelona 2-0 Celta Vigo
17 April 2018: Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona
11 Jan 2018: Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo
Celta Vigo have won 5 and lost 5 home games this season, also drawing on 5 occasions. Barcelona have lost 5 of their away games this season; winning 6 and drawing 4.
Last 5 matches
Celta Vigo have only lost once in their last 5 matches; winning 2 and drawing 2.
Barcelona haven't lost any of their last 5 matches; winning 4 and drawing 1.
Celta Vigo: WWDLD
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Celta Vigo's coach Oscar Garcia is set to welcome back Okay Yokuslu from suspension, while Sergio Alvarez and David Junca will not feature due to injury.
Barca's coach Quique Setien will be without Frenkie de Jong, Sergi Roberto, and Ousmane Dembele who are all out injured. Midfielder Sergio Busquets will also not feature as he is suspended for the game after receiving a yellow card against Athletic Club.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Setien could once again stick with his usual frontline which includes Griezmann, and Riqui Puig could start due to Busquets suspension.
Celta Vigo: Blanco; Vazquez, Aidoo, Murillo, Olaza; Rafinha, Yokuslu, Beltran; Aspas, Smolov, Suarez
Barcelona:Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Puig, Arthur; Griezmann, Suarez, Messi
This game will be a tough one for Barcelona, but I think they will win it.
Celta Vigo 0-2 Barcelona
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