Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Barcelona vs Celta Vigo in the 1/8-finals of Copa del Rey.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Match Preview
Celta Vigo face a huge task of overpowering a confident Barcelona side at the Camp Nou, for progression in the Copa del Rey. The first leg at Celta ended 1-1 which leaves us with the prospect of all to play for in this Barcelona vs Celta Vigo second leg fixture on Thursday, January 11.
The pessimism at the start of the season at the Nou Camp has evaporated and transformed into optimism of a domestic double. Barcelona are well and truly ahead in the La Liga and believe that they can win the Copa del Rey too. However, going past Celta Vigo won’t be an easy task as they have already experienced twice in the season. Both the times, the fixtures ended in stalemates which means the task for the hosts is not going to be easy. The euphoria at the Camp Nou has reached a crescendo this week, with the signing of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian midfielder is not going to play a part in this game, but it has certainly lifted the side. They are now unbeaten in 27 games in all competitions and look good to extend it against Celta Vigo.
In the La Liga this season, only Barcelona and Valencia have scored more goals than Celta Vigo. That should be an apt reflection of how effective the side has been, in front of the goal this season. Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez have 19 goals between them and have been terrifying defences all over Spain. They have players capable of testing this Barca defence, which is still missing Samuel Umtiti. Celta would have been disappointed at picking just a point from the first leg, especially since Barca fielded a second-string team them. However, with their focus right now only on the Copa del Rey – considering their 15th place in La Liga – Celta may just go all out in search of a victory in this Barcelona vs Celta Vigo fixture.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo H2H
The last six fixtures between these sides have been very close, with both sides winning twice each and drawing twice – including the two draws this season so far. The last time Celta won at the Camp Nou was in 2014 (1-0) and have conceded 13 goals on their last three visits.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Team News
Barcelona will continue to miss the services of Samuel Umtiti, who is injured. New signing Coutinho may not be available too, after reports of hamstring injury.
Celta Vigo aren’t missing any players for this match and would be looking to field their best XI at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Probable Line-ups
Barcelona: Cillessen, Semedo, Pique, Vermaelen, Digne, Busquets, Gomes, Vidal, Paulinho, Denis Suarez, Arnaiz.
Celta Vigo: Blanco, Mallo, Fontas, Jonny, Sergi Gomez, Wass, Sanchez, Lobotka, Aspas, Maxi Gomez, Sisto.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Predictions
There will be tight action at both ends in this fixture as Celta Vigo will come with all guns blazing as they look to make it to the next round in Cop del Rey. It won’t be easy for them to find a win, but there will be goals in both nets, so “both teams to score” looks like the best betting tip for the match between Barcelona vs Celta.