Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo La Liga Betting Tips and Preview

Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo, La Liga

Saturday evening’s La Liga action sees Spanish champions and early league leaders Barcelona host Celta Vigo, who often causes the Catalan giants many problems. The hosts have three La Liga wins on the spin and are favourites against a Celta side who have picked up seven points in their last three.

Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 22 December, kick-off 17:30

Where you can see Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo: William Hill, Eleven Sports

Last time: Goals from Johnny Castro and Iago Aspas rescued a point for Celta against 10-man Barca in a 2-2 draw in Galicia back in April, while the two also played out a pulsating 2-2 stalemate at the Camp Nou last December.

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Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo Predictions and Preview

Barcelona have started to recover form after winning just three La Liga games in nine attempts by winning each of their last three.

Their 5-0 victory at Levante coupled with a 2-0 home win over Villarreal and a 4-0 victory at Catalan rivals Espanyol reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons.

However, Celta are a dangerous opponent and one who are in form – new boss Miguel Cardoso has won seven points from three games and has guided his side back into the top half of the table.

Unsurprisingly, the hosts are clear favourites for this encounter at odds of 1/10 with a Celta victory priced at 25/1 and the draw available at 9/1.

These fixtures tend to produce lots of goals with 39 going in across the past eight meetings, so over 4.5 goals at 6/5 appears to be a solid bet with over 3.5 at 1/2.

A ‘double chance’ on Celta to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 6/1 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/50.

If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 1/2.

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One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi has scored five goals in his last three outings against Celta Vigo and has netted five goals in his last two La Liga games. He is priced at 2/7 to find the net here.

One to watch for Celta Vigo: Since returning to Celta Vigo in the summer of 2015, Iago Aspas has scored 65 La Liga goals and 10 of those have arrived this season. He scored in both league games against Barca last season and is priced at 3/1 to make it three in a row in this game.

Long shot: Both of these matches last season ended in exciting 2-2 draws, while Barca (first) and Celta Vigo (third) are among the league’s highest scorers again this time round. Odds of this game to finish two apiece are at 37/1.

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