Barcelona vs Celta Vigo
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Barcelona will try and secure a top-of-the-table finish of the year in La Liga with a three-pointer in their last fixture of 2018. Celta Vigo come to visit Camp Nou as the opposition. The hosts are heavy favourites to claim the spoils following an impressive spell of form in the most recent set of fixtures.
Lionel Messi was just brilliant in the last couple of weeks as he inspired back-to-back league wins over Espanyol and Levante scoring five of team’s nine goals in the process. The Argentine superstar netted a hat-trick and delivered two assists last weekend in a demolishing 0-5 victory over Levante. Barca thus made it three consecutive commanding clean sheet wins in Primera Division to stay three points clear off Sevilla and Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head
Celta managed to hold on to two 2-2 draws when they met Barcelona in the previous term of Primera.
Four of more goals were seen in seven of past eight head to head outings between these two sides.
The two likes also met each other in the last 16 round of Copa del Rey last year when Blaugrana advanced 6-1 on aggregate thanks to a demolishing 5-0 victory in the reverse fixture on the home patch.
Overall, Barca won 13, drew 7 and lost only 1 of 21 home affairs against the Sky Blues.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
The visitors are having a roller-coaster campaign in this term of Primera Division. They improved their overall performances of late and climbed up to 9th in the league standings as a consequence. Celta picked up seven points from last three league matches, 2-3 away win over Villarreal being their best display along the way.
Nevertheless, we expect this to be a one-way street for the Catalans who demolished the likes of Espanyol and Levante on last two travels. With Messi in such a brilliant form, it’s hard to go past the comprehensive home win bet here.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
HT/FT Barcelona/Barcelona @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2).