Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Prediction, 10/1/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Barcelona
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
TV: beIN SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (+400) Barcelona (-189)
Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona (1-0-0, 10th in La Liga) are headed to Estadio de Balaídos on Thursday where they'll take on Celta de Vigo (1-2-0, 4th in La Liga). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Ivan Villar for Celta de Vigo and Neto for Barcelona. The odds on this contest have Celta de Vigo priced at +400 and the Blaugrana are at -189. The total opens at 2.5.
Celta Vigo have tallied 3 goals on the year, which is 9th in La Liga. They have tried 33 shots at the opposition with 10 on target, which comes out to a 30.3% shots on target percentage. Celta Vigo has been able to control possession for 49% of matches while they have success at dribbling 56.7% of the time (19th in La Liga). Their players have caught 847 passes on 1,007 attempts this year, making their receiving percentage 84.1%.
Santi Mina is a player who should impact this matchup for Celta Vigo. Mina has had a starting assignment in 118 matches so far in his career and he accounts for 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has 44 goals in 10,784 mins. He has totaled 14 assists while earning 23 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Iago Aspas, the forward born in Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 40 times during his career and he has scored 133 goals. Aspas has earned 20,735 minutes during 235 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 60 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.58 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Celta Vigo will be Ivan Villar. Villar has defended the goal for a total of 640 minutes and has earned 14 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.41 (10 goals conceded) and his save % is .609. The keeper from Spain has faced 23 shots attempted at him in 7 career starts. Villar (1-3-3 record in his career) has recorded 2 clean sheets, which gives him a 28.6% clean sheet percentage.
Barcelona has tallied 730 pass targets for the campaign (16th in La Liga) and they have 651 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 89.2% and they have controlled possession of the ball 57% of the time. The Blaugrana have successfully dribbled 70% of the time for the season while totaling 3 goals. They have completed 52.9% of their shots out of 17 shots.
Antoine Griezmann is a guy who can be a difference maker for Barcelona. Griezmann has been a starter in 355 matches in his career while he scores 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has recorded 149 goals scored in 30,383 mins played. He has accounted for 51 assists while accumulating 58 yellow cards during his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Lionel Messi, the forward representing Argentina. Messi has earned 39,154 minutes during 432 starts and has been handed a total of 46 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 184 times in his career while he has scored 445 goals. He averages 1.02 goals per 90 in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Barcelona is Neto. Neto (73-40-39 mark in his career) has recorded 52 shutouts, which has earned him a 34.2% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Brazil has faced 622 shots attempted at him in 152 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.04 (158 total goals given up) and his save % is .762. Neto has seen the field for a total of 13,725 mins and has 476 saves so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+400)
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