Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 5/16/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Barcelona vs Celta Vigo
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Barcelona (-417) Celta Vigo (+906)
Lionel Messi and Barcelona (23-7-6, 2nd in La Liga) host Celta de Vigo (13-11-12, 8th in La Liga) at Camp Nou on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona and Ivan Villar for Celta de Vigo. The line on this contest has Barcelona coming in at -417 and the Celtics are at +906. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
Barcelona played Levante in their most recent game and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 3-3. Barcelona attempted 19 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 17 of those attempts for a percentage of 89.5%. In the passing game, they finished with a 88.8% received passes rate by converting 577 out of their 650 passing attempts last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Barcelona ended this match at a 29.4% rate by hitting 5 shots on target of 17 total shots. Barcelona averages 2.17 goals per 90 minutes (78 goals in total) and are sitting with 50 assists in all contests this season.
Lionel Messi is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Barcelona. Messi has been a starter in 463 outings thus far in his career and he has earned 1.01 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Argentina has earned 473 goals scored in 41,997 mins played. He has 193 assists while tallying 50 yellow card warnings in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Antoine Griezmann, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 58 times in his career and he has scored 161 goals. Griezmann has 32,751 minutes during 384 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 62 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.44 G/90 thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Barcelona will be Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Stegen has seen the field for a total of 25,909 minutes and has accumulated 868 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.0 (283 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 76.2%. The goalie from Germany has seen 1,138 shots attempted at him in 288 career starts. Stegen (178-62-48 record during his soccer career) has earned 111 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 38.5% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Celta Vigo got the victory with a final of 4-2 against Villarreal. They finished the match by connecting on 268 of the 349 passing attempts earning a percentage of 76.8%. Celta Vigo earned a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. Celta Vigo had 4 shots attempted out of their 9 shots attempted which gave them a 44.4% rate in their last match. With a total of 51 goals and 37 assists for all their games, Celta Vigo averages 1.42 goals and 1.03 assists per 90 min.
Iago Aspas should provide solid play for Celta Vigo. The forward from Spain has totaled 23,162 minutes while he has scored 143 goals. He has totaled 67 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 51 times. He is averaging 0.56 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 263 matches during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Nolito, the forward representing Spain. Nolito has been given a total of 57 yellow cards in 19,954 professional minutes played (222 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.39. He has earned 87 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 54 different times.
Ivan Villar will be looking after the net for Celta Vigo. Villar has accumulated 6 clean sheets while he has seen 81 shots tried against him in 1,971 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of 64.2 and his clean sheet rate is 28.6%. He has given up 1.55 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 6-6-9. During his pro soccer career, Villar has conceded 34 goals while tallying 51 stops in 21 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+906) and under the total goals
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