Spanish league leaders Barcelona will look to continue their push towards the league title as they travel to an inconsistent Celta Vigo at Estadio de Balaidos on Tuesday evening. Ernesto Valverde’s side will be favourites against a Galician side with just three victories in their last 11 games.
Where and when: Estadio de Balaidos – 17 April, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Celta Vigo vs. Barcelona: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: The two sides played out a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou back in early December with Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez on target for the visitors and Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on target for Barcelona. Barca beat Celta 6-1 on aggregate in their Copa del Rey clash earlier this season, with a 1-1 draw in Vigo.
Celta Vigo vs. Barcelona Predictions and Preview
Celta Vigo have been hugely inconsistent this season and have been unable to get a run of victories going, meaning they currently lie 9th in La Liga.
Still with lingering hopes of a European spot, they have won each of their last two home meetings against Barcelona and are considered to be their ‘bogey’ team.
Barca have a seemingly unassailable 11-point lead at the top of La Liga – a commanding advantage with just six matches remaining.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have not lost a single league match this season – the only side with such a record across Europe’s top five leagues.
The current La Liga leaders are favourites to win this clash at 3/4, while an unlikely home victory is available at outside odds of 7/2 with the draw priced at 16/5.
A ‘double’ chance on a Celta win or a draw is available at 6/5 while over 3.5 goals in the game is priced attractively at 31/20, with over 4.5 goals at 18/5.
If you fancy the visitors to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 17/10.
One to watch for Celta Vigo: Iago Aspas is the highest Spanish goal scorer in La Liga this season (19 goals) while he scored a hat-trick in the recent 4-0 victory over Sevilla – and he is available at 2/1 to score at any point in this game.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is the top scorer in La Liga so far this campaign with 29 goals in his 31 outings – with 12 in his last 101games in all competitions – and he is available at 6/7 to score at any point in this game.
Long shot: Barcelona have the second best defence in the division while these two have already drawn two of their three meetings this season. A scoreless draw in this encounter is at 17/1.