Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview of the Spanish LaLiga match on Saturday, 27 June 2020. Kick off 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET at the Estadio de Balaídos.
La Liga is about to present possibly the closest title fight of any of the top five leagues of Europe – and that too the race is between arguably two of the best teams in probably the whole of Europe.
As of now, the Blaugrana have a three-point lead at the top, but Real Madrid have a game in hand, and they have been in terrific form lately – especially so after the season resumed.
As such, Quique Setien’s men do not have any breathing space, and they will have to target the three points in their remaining seven match-ups.
It helps that they are taking on a team from the bottom tier. However, the Sky Blues have a better h2h record at this venue in the recent past, and Setien’s men will have to be extremely careful.
As things stand, expect a tough set of ninety minutes for Barcelona, but count on them to post the three points.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture ended in a 4-1 win for the Blaugrana.
- 13 of the preceding 17 wins had gone to the Blaugrana.
- Eight of the prior ten match-ups saw Setien’s men scoring two or more goals.
- It’s been five years since the visitors have won at this stadium.
- The last time these two locked horns at this venue, the home team won 2-0.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Prediction
The Sky Blues recorded a huge 6-0 win at home the last match-day, against Alaves. After a four-game winless run, the hosts utilized this fixture against a struggling opponent to post a confidence-boosting win.
In the meantime, the Blaugrana recorded a 1-0 win at home the past game week, against Athletic Bilbao. It was totally a must-win game for Setien’s men, failing of which, they would have presented the league on a platter to Real Madrid.
By the looks of things, the Blaugrana look set for a win this weekend – however it will not at all come easy.
The fact that Setien has improved the defensive capability of the reigning champions is a huge plus point, as it seems that the team are no longer conceding goals in plenty. As of now, the title-holders are on a five-game streak with clean sheets – a first occurrence since the 2015-16 season.
Moreover, the Sky Blues were winless in nine of their prior twelve overall match-ups, and remained so in ten of their past fourteen appearances here. On the other hand, the Blaugrana remained unbeaten in nine of their last ten overall clashes, and this sole loss had come against Real Madrid.
Most importantly, Lionel Messi and his boys seem determined to secure the La Liga at any cost. Considering these factors, expect a win for Barcelona this Saturday at the Estadio de Balaídos.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Betting Tips
Barcelona to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Barcelona @ 1.60 (3/5).