Celta Vigo face the unenviable task of lining up against the might of Barcelona on Saturday in a 7.45pm kick-off that will prove popular with punters. Here are our top Celta Vigo v Barcelona betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
They have been written off across the board, which is understandable, but they do have a few positives they can take heart from. Playing at home is one, this being Barcelona’s second match of the week another, and the visitors having nothing to play for, sitting so far ahead of the chasing pack they can afford to take their eye off the ball and concentrate on their European adventure. The locals will give it a go, knowing they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Vigo are down at the wrong end of the charts, facing the threat of relegation, but they are fighting their corner and moving in the right direction, claiming eight of the last 15 points available to them. That’s a decent return for a low-ranked side and they have given themselves every chance of beating the drop but, at the time of writing, they are just two points better than Real Valladolid and the bottom three. We’re set for an interesting finish to the fixture list, that’s for sure. Home win is 23/20 – top price at William Hill.
Will we see Barcelona give a few of their regular starters the evening off work following their midweek antics in the Champions League? We expect so, with a number of fringe and youth players brought into the matchday squad to help relieve pressure. They can get away with mixing things up too as Barca have a nine-point advantage over Atletico Madrid in second, with one hand already on the league title. Celta Vigo won’t face the strongest Barcelona side on Saturday, that much is obvious, but we don’t think there’s a weak version of this football club.
Barca go in having won four and drawn one of their last five La Liga starts and they have claimed each of the last nine points on the table as they continue to swagger to the finish line unchallenged. They were last spotted at this level edging Levante by a 1-0 score, a result achieved thanks to a goal from Messi – who else – midway through the second period. Surprisingly, Barcelona aren’t favourites to win this game and Unibet serve up a stunning 47/20. It’s not often you can back Barca at that kind of price, so we suggest filling your boots.