Barcelona are looking for a big three points against Celta Vigo on Sunday, as the La Liga title race heads towards a thrilling climax. The Catalan giants simply have to win if they want to bring the famous trophy back to the Nou Camp.
Where and when: Nou Camp – 16 May, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo: Premier Sports, Bet365 live streaming
Last time: Ansu Fati opened the scoring as Barcelona beat Celta Vigo 3-0 at Balaidos in October.
Barcelona v Celta Vigo Predictions and Preview
After the top four all drew with each other last weekend, we’re set for another huge weekend of La Liga action. Real Madrid let Barcelona and Atletico Madrid off the hook with their draw against Sevilla, although their late goal meant they retained a slender advantage over Barca, courtesy of a better head-to-head record.
Whether Barca can capitalise on that to close out the season in style remains to be seen. A La Liga and Copa del Rey double would be some achievement given their start to the campaign, and the baptism of fire for Ronald Koeman in charge of his former club.
The Dutch coach took his time to get his methods across to his players, but the Blaugrana seem to be operating as Koeman would wish of late. An emergence of exciting young talent has complemented Lionel Messi’s return to top form, and helps the home team to start as the clear favourites for the win this weekend.
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Barcelona to win and BTTS
Barcelona to win 4-1
Messi to score first
Barca have only lost one of their last 10 games against Vigo, a 2-0 defeat at Balaidos in May 2019. The Catalans have won five of the last six meetings between the clubs at the Nou Camp, scoring 22 goals across those five victories at an average of 4.4 per game.
The Blaugrana are 3/14 in these Barcelona v Celta Vigo predictions, a priced which probably isn’t much use aside from as one leg of an accumulator bet. Los Celestes look destined to miss out on European football and probably have little to play for this weekend. They are 16/1 with William Hill, while you can back the draw at 7/1.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi has been in superb form of late, and is set to win the Pichichi Trophy once again as La Liga’s top scorer. The Argentine is the 2/1 favourite to add to his tally with the opener here.
One to watch for Celta Vigo: Iago Aspas has been having a decent campaign in front of goal, even if he’s some way short of his best return. If he’s fit to play, the Spanish forward is 10/1 to throw a spanner in Barcelona’s works by breaking the deadlock on Sunday.
Long shot: Barcelona have often gone big against Celta at the Nou Camp in recent years. A home win with over 4.5 goals in total is 2/1. A 4-1 victory for the hosts is 13/1 in these Barcelona v Celta Vigo tips, rising to 38/1 with Messi scoring first.