FC Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-27-2020
FC Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo
Spanish La Liga soccer on Saturday June 27, 2020 3:30 ET
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos, Vigo, Spain
The Line: FC Barcelona -158/ Draw +292/ Celta Vigo +394; 2.75
TV: beIN Sport, DAZN Deutsch, Digi Sport 2 and Eleven Sports
FC Barcelona (WDWWW) will travel to Vigo on Saturday to square off against Celta Vigo (WWDLD) in matchday 32 of the Spanish La Liga Santander at the Estadio de Balaídos.
Barcelona is coming into this match in the second position with 68 points, tied with first-placed Real Madrid. The Quique Setién's have recorded 21 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses this season. Coming into this match, Barcelona sealed a lone goal lead over Atletic Bilbao to extend their unbeaten run to 5 matches after a 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in January. In the game, the only goal was scored by Ivan Rakitic in the 71st minute of the game to record Barcelona's 70th goal of the season. Barca had 72% ball possession, 18 goal attempts, and 4 shots on target.
Key players starting for Barcelona are Lionel Messi, Antonio Griezmann, and Luiz Suarez. Messi, a 6-time Ballon D'Or winner and Barcelona's all-time highest goalscorer, has scored 21 goals and 15 assists, highest in La Liga. He had also recorded 118 attempts, out of which 60 are on-target, in 26 appearances. Suarez has recorded 11 goals and 8 assists in 21 appearances, while Griezmann has recorded 8 goals and 4 assists in 30 appearances for Barca. Marc-Andre ter Stegen will make his 30th season appearance for Barcelona in this match. The 28th-year-old German professional goalkeeper has recorded 11 clean sheets, 64 saves and an average of 1 goal allowed per 90 minutes, which puts him in the 5th position of La Liga's best goalkeepers.
Celta Vigo, on the other hand, is sitting on the 16th position of the league table with 33 points, 6 points away from the relegation zone. Overall, Celta Vigo has recorded 7 wins, 12 draws, and 12 losses. A last time out win over Real Sociedad extended Vigo's unbeaten run to 3 games. In the game, Iago Aspas scored an unstoppable penalty after Diego Llorente was booked for bringing down an opponent.
Celta Vigo's highest goalscorer, Iago Aspas, will start for the game. Aspas has recorded 11 goals and 2 assists for Celta Vigo in 30 appearances. He has also fired 63 shots, out of which 31 are on-target. In front of the net for Celta Vigo is Rùben Blanco. Blanco has allowed an average of 1.21 goals per 90 minutes, 82 saves, and 9 total clean sheets in 28 appearances for Vigo, which puts him in the 10th position.
In the last eight matches between FC Barcelona and Celta Vigo, Barcelona has recorded 4 wins, 1 loss, and 3 draws. Barcelona won three of the matches by at least 4 goals. Celta Vigo has an awful home game record, winning only 5 out of 15 home games. In contrast, Barcelona has lost only 5 out of 15 away games.
Coach: Quique Setién
Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen,
Players: Nélson Cabral Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Arthur, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann
Coach: Óscar García Junyent
Goalkeeper: Ruben Blanco
Players: Lucas Olaza, Jeison Murillo, Joseph Aidoo, Kevin Vazquez, Okay Yokuslu, Rafinha, Filip Bradaric, Denis Suarez, Fedor Smolov, Iago Aspas
Prediction: Take Barcelona
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