Watch Real Sociedad vs Barcelona – Live Stream La Liga 2017-18
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 11 January 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo : Preview and Predictions
Barcelona have finally managed to close the deal with Liverpool to sign the Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho. This is the main news in the Catalonia these days and the atmosphere is well heated in and around Camp Nou due to the transfer.
The former Liverpool winger will not make a debut in the Copa del Rey rematch against Celta Vigo, but Ernesto Valverde will likely send quite a strong lineup on the pitch looking to book the spot in the quarterfinal of the competition.
Bluagrana will enter the game in high spirits after Real Madrid’s another failure which increased the gap to 16 points between the arch-rivals in La Liga ladder. With the domestic title practically already in the bag, Barca can now focus on deep runs in Champions League and Copa del Rey. Ousmane Dembele made the return and he should be in the starting linuep, while both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were on target in Sunday’s expected thumping of Levante at home.
Celta Vigo could not beat Barcelona’s reserve lineup in the first leg at Balaidos even though their head coach Emiliano Unzue used his top squad in that game. Nonetheless, the visitors will also be motivated after holding Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw on Sunday.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head
Celta Vigo held Barcelona to a 2-2 draw in their recent league clash at Camp Nou.
Five of last six JH2H meetings between the two sides saw the BTTS pick “come in”.
Barcelona have won 12 and lost just a single of 20 H2H ties with the Sky Blues at Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Unzue’s main worries will be concerned with his team’s inability to keep things tight at the back lately.
This could prove out to be lethal for the Sky Blues who are to come face to face with the best attacking line in the country.
Barca should really take advantage of the momentum and dominate this beating the rivals by two or more goals with ease.
We also expect to witness a high-scoring contest since both teams play attractive football.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
Barcelona -1.5 handicap 1.55
Over 3.5 goals FT 1.72