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Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

7:55 am AEDT 7/11/19
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With the visitors on a poor run of results and sitting in the drop zone, we are backing the La Liga champions to return to form with a comfortable win

Barcelona welcome Celta Vigo to Camp Nou in La Liga on Saturday evening with Ernesto Valverde's side hoping to bounce back from a couple of negative results.

The Blaugrana were beaten 3-1 at Levante last weekend before being held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at home by Slavia Prague in the Champions League.

Celta meanwhile parted company with manager Fran Escriba after last weekend's 1-0 defeat against Getafe and new boss Oscar Garcia's first game in charge sees him face the club for whom he represented for nearly six years.

Latest odds

Barcelona have won 16 and drawn one of their last 17 home matches in La Liga.

Sportsbet offer the hosts at 1.14 to claim another victory, while Celta can be backed at 15.00 with the draw at 7.00.

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Team News

Jordi Alba picked up an injury against Slavia Prague and will be unavailable for the clash, while Luis Suarez continues to be sidelined.

Celta for their part will be without striker Santi Mina, while midfielder Rafinha is almost certain to miss the clash against his parent club. 

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Preview

The visitors head to Catalonia on a disasterous run which has seen them lose four consecutive games and drop into the relegation zone.

Their total of six goals scored in 12 games is the joint lowest total in the division and not what was expected from a side who had added genuine attacking quality to the squad of the summer.

Without Santi Mina and Rafinha their attacking potential is severely weakened and against Getafe last weekend the Galicians never looked like scoring.

Barcelona have not been at their best in recent games yet this is a golden opportunity for them to bounce back against a side devoid of confidence, and while Celta tend to cause Barca problems in Vigo, at Camp Nou they generally are beaten comfortably.

Tips and predictions

Barcelona to win with a -2 Asian handicap is priced at 2.00 and this is a great option for the Catalans. If the hosts win by exactly two goals our stake is refunded while any victory by a bigger margin would return a healthy profit. 

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Barcelona to win with a -2 Asian handicap at 2.00 for a 2pt stake