February 18, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The visitors have an exceptional home record against the Blaugrana and we are backing them to contribute to a high scoring game on Thursday night
Barcelona are aiming to claim their second La Liga win of the season when they visit the Estadio Balaidos on Thursday night to face Celta Vigo .
Ronald Koeman’s side kicked off their campaign in style on Sunday with a 4-0 success over Villarreal at the Camp Nou, although their first away game of the season could scarcely be a tougher encounter.
Indeed, the Blaugrana have failed to win on each of their last six visits to Vigo in all competitions, while Celta have begun the current campaign in solid fashion with a win and two draws.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Latest Odds
Last season this fixture saw Celta captain Iago Aspas score late on to salvage a 2-2 draw and another stalemate is priced at 16/5 (4.20) with bet365.
Despite their poor record in the city of Vigo, Barca are offered at just 8/15 (1.53) while a home win can be backed at 19/4 (5.75).
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Team News
Both teams have injury problems in goal, with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen out for Barca, while Celta are missing both Ruben Blanco and Sergio Alvarez.
The visitors are likely to still be without Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite, while Celta defender David Junca is also set to miss out.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Preview
Celta remain reliant on their talismanic captain Iago Aspas, who has scored all three of their goals this season and has netted seven times in his last nine league games against Barcelona.
The Spain international has caused Barca problems in the past, netting in each of the Catalans’ last five visits to Vigo, and will be motivated to once more put in a good performance.
The Blaugrana were particularly solid as they perhaps could have been on the road last season, keeping just four clean sheets in their last 11 away games, while Celta regularly netted at home against the biggest sides in the division.
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Indeed, Oscar Garcia’s men scored against Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla at the Estadio Balaidos and opposing Barca to keep a clean sheet makes plenty of sense.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Tips And Predictions
The hosts are offered at 1/2 (1.50) to score a goal and at 5/2 (3.50) to score over 1.5 goals, which is something they have done in each of their last five home games with the Blaugrana.
Perhaps the most tempting option, however, is to back both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at evens (2.00) which looks extremely appealing.
Also worthy of consideration is backing Aspas to net at anytime at 13/8 (2.62), given his strong record both as a goalscorer and against Barcelona.
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