La Liga Betting Tips

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

In 2021, Celta Vigo won 2-1 at Camp Nou before, in November, coming from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 when they met at Balaídos. So, Celta are looking to avoid defeat in three successive three with Barça since a five-game unbeaten sequence from 2001 until 2003. The last 15 encounters between these two have witnessed 64 goals, 4.3 per game.

Barcelona to win and over 2.5 goals is 5/6.

Barcelona to win and both teams to score is 7/4.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 11/4 to break the deadlock and 8/13 to add to his 11 goals for Barça.  

Match preview

It's certainly been an up and down season for Barcelona, but they have now qualified for the Champions League group stages for the 19th season in a row.

On Saturday, Xavi's side beat Real Betis 2-1 in dramatic fashion at Estadio Benito Villamarín.

Ansu Fati came off the bench to break the deadlock, his first goal since January, but they still needed a stoppage time volley from Jordi Alba to snatch the points.

This means Barça can now finish no lower than fourth, looking to hold onto their current position of second with three games to go.

The Blaugrana have now actually won ten of their last 12 La Liga matches.

However, recent home defeats to Cádiz, Rayo Vallecano and Frankfurt in the Europa League have soured the mood in Catalonia.

Nevertheless, Xavi and his team have achieved their primary objective, now aiming for a strong finish to the season.

Celta de Vigo meanwhile, after only surviving on the final day in 2020, are on course for a second successive mid-table finish.

Although, Eduardo Coudet's team are looking to go out with a bang, hammering Alavés 4-0 at Balaídos on Saturday.

Thiago Galhardo opened the scoring before Iago Aspas' brace and a late own goal wrapped up an emphatic victory.

So, O Celtiña have won two of their last four, despite only winning two of the previous ten, form that ended their European aspirations.

Celta won 2-1 at Camp Nou on 16 May 2021, so can they repeat the feat on 10 May this year?

Barcelona team news

Ansu Fati scored for the first time since the Supercopa semi-final on Saturday having missed most of this season due to a hamstring injury.

So, the teenager will be hoping for more minutes in Barça's final three games of the campaign.

Elsewhere, Marc-André ter Stegen, Gerard Piqué, Sergiño Dest, Pedri and Nico are all injured, while Sergio Busquets is serving a one-match ban.

Without the German goalkeeper, Neto will deputise between the sticks for the rest of the season.

In midfield, due to limited options, Riqui Puig could start in La Liga for the first time since 2 January, alongside Gavi and Frenkie de Jong.

Up front, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left on the bench for just the second time in La Liga since making his debut against Atlético Madrid.

But, the Gabonese forward could return, alongside Ousmane Dembélé and Ferran Torres, with Memphis making way.

Celta Vigo team news

Celta Vigo are without first-choice right-back Hugo Mallo due to a knee injury, so Kevin Vázquez will continue to deputise.

In attack, Santi Mina has played his last game for the club having been sentenced to four-years in prison for sexual abuse last week.

Thiago Galhardo came in against Alavés, breaking the deadlock, alongside Iago Aspas who netted twice subsequently.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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