The Saturday evening action in La Liga sees Spanish champions Barcelona host struggling Celta Vigo, who have lost four games in a row and remain in the relegation zone. The Catalan giants are favourites for this clash but it could be a testing match against an opponent who they have a poor record against.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 9 November, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Barcelona lost 2-0 in Vigo back in May and have won just two of their last six matches against Celta – who secured a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou two years ago but were downed 2-0 in the league last season.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Celta Vigo double chance||4/1||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||85/40||Offer|
|Iago Aspas anytime scorer||19/5||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo Predictions and Preview
Celta Vigo have endured a miserable opening to La Liga – collecting just nine points in their opening 12 league games and losing four in a row, in which they have scored just once.
Their 1-0 loss at home to Getafe last time out saw boss Fran Escriba relieved of his duties due to a lack of firepower and the team’s poor form.
Barcelona have already been in a mini-crisis this season – they had picked up a miserly one point from their opening three away matches but then won seven in a row in all competitions, before a shock loss at Levante last time out.
They have notched up comprehensive league wins over Real Betis, Valencia, Sevilla, Getafe and Eibar, while running out comfortable 5-1 victors over Real Valladolid last midweek, but question marks over the side have now been renewed.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the hosts are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 2/13 with a Celta victory priced at 18/1 and the draw available at 13/2.
This fixture tends to produce a lot of goals with 43 flying in across the past 10 meetings, so over 4.5 goals is priced at 85/40 with over 5.5 at a tempting 9/2.
A ‘double chance’ on Celta to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 4/1 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/66.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 4/9.
One to watch for Barcelona: Arturo Vidal has already notched up three goals in La Liga this season – against Real Betis, Sevilla and recently, against Valladolid – and is at a tempting 5/2 to find the net here.
One to watch for Celta Vigo: Iago Aspas has netted 77 goals in La Liga – six against Barcelona – since his return to Celta in 2015 but just twice this campaign. He is at 19/5 to find the net here.
Long shot: Barcelona have already failed to score three times this season while Celta have not scored in four games and have just six goals in 12 La Liga outings. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 25/1.