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Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
08 November 2019
Sunday 10 November
Camp Nou – La Liga
Barcelona host Celta Vigo at Nou Camp after a rare setback last round, and the visitors come to town with a new manager at the helm. The away side sacked their coach after the 1-0 loss to Getafe at home. Oscar Garcia Junyent is faced with the biggest task in Spanish football in his first match in the dugout.
Celta have only beat Barcelona once in 22 away games at the Camp Nou and are in no way in shape before this year’s trip to Catalunya. Last fixture between the two ended with a 2-0 win for Celta at home, though, and they might draw confidence from the match when now Valencia attacker Maximiliano Gomez and Iago Aspas scored the two goals against Blaugrana. The last match at Camp Nou ended with a 2-0 win for the hosts through goals by Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi.
Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti are out for the home side and might not be ready to face Celta at the weekend, after another midweek match as the home side played Slavia Praha in the Champions League. Sergi Roberto is at the risk of suspension with four yellow cards in 10 appearances this season.
Both Santi Mina (muscle injury) and Rafinha (sprained ankle) got injured before the decisive match against Getafe for Fran Escriba, and they should still be out against Barcelona this weekend.
Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo Preview and Predictions
Barcelona have been their same self at home this season and are flawless with five wins in five games at the Camp Nou. This weekend should not be any different, when a struggling Celta Vigo side come immediately after sacking their coach last weekend.
The new manager Garcia Junyent is faced with a tough first test and Celta Vigo can be backed at 17.75 to win away from home this weekend. To hold the home side to a draw goes for 7.75 and a Barcelona win is at 1.18.
Barcelona have scored 21 times in five home games but have only kept a clean sheet once at home this season. They have still been convincing of late, beating Sevilla 4-0 and Real Valladolid 5-1 at home.
Messi is back on form and is on the hunt for the leading goal scorer title on five goals – trailing Gerard Moreno by three in La Liga so far this season.
Barcelona to win and both teams to score at 2.35
As previously stated, Barcelona have a great track record at the Camp Nou. But they have been struggling to win to nil. Blaugrana have conceded six times in five matches, only keeping Sevilla out in a 4-0 win at the start of October.
Total Goals First Half Over 1.5 at 1.95
Barcelona have won the first half in seven out of 11 games this season, and been up at half-time during four out of five home games, scoring 11 times before the break at Camp Nou. We might be able to expect another quick start at the weekend.