2019-20 Spanish Primera – Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Celta Vigo vs Barcelona kick off? Saturday 27th June, 2020 – 16:00 (UK)

Where is Celta Vigo vs Barcelona being played? Abanca-Balaídos

Where can I get tickets for Celta Vigo vs Barcelona? No tickets are available as these matches are being played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Celta Vigo vs Barcelona on in the UK? This match will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Premier Sport subscription

Where can I stream Celta Vigo vs Barcelona in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers in the UK can stream the match live via a Premier Player subscription

bet365 customers may be able to stream this match live via their website and you can check their schedule here

THE TEAM NEWS

CELTA VIGO

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ruben Blanco; Kevin Vazquez, Murillo, Araujo, Olaza; Rafinha, Yokuslu Bradaric; Mendez, Smolov, Suarez

Unavailable: Sergio Alvarez (Injured), Junca (Injured)

Doubtful: Fran Beltran (Injured)

BARCELONA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Riqui Puig, Vidal; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann

Unavailable: Dembele (Injured), De Jong (Injured), Sergi Roberto (Injured), Busquets (Suspended)

Doubtful:

KEY STATS

  • Celta Vigo have lost only 1 of their last 9 league matches
  • Celta Vigo have won 3 of their last 4 home league matches
  • Celta Vigo have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 league matches
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Celta Vigo's last 7 league games
  • Celta Vigo have conceded more than 1 goal in only 1 of their last 11 league matches
  • Barcelona have won 8 of their last 10 league matches
  • Barcelona have won only 2 of their last 7 away league matches
  • Barcelona have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 away league matches
  • Barcelona have kept a clean sheet in each of their last 5 league matches
  • Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches against Celta Vigo in all competitions

THE PREDICTION

There is simply no room for more error for Barcelona in the title race now as Real Madrid hold control over top spot so this is must-win for them. They face a Celta side that has eased their relegation worries by winning their last two matches. While their confidence is as high as it has been for some time, they may potentially ease off the gas a little here and ultimately Barca have to be favoured to get the points even if the hosts will make them fight hard for it.

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