Barcelona travels to Galicia to face Celta Vigo, in round 32 of the La Liga. The Blaugrana will try to add 3 more points in their fierce battle with Real Madrid for the league’s first spot. For Celta Vigo, a win could be decisive to secure a place in the Spanish first division next season.
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Celta Vigo looked very solid in the last couple of games
2 wins, 7 goals scored and none conceded translate the last couple of games from Celta Vigo. Solid performances that eased their battle to stay in La Liga next season. With a 7-point advantage over the relegation zone, the team from Galicia is in a very good position to achieve that goal.
At home, Celta has been strong defensively conceding just 13 goals in 15 home matches. With 3 wins in their last 5 games at the Abanca-Balaidos, Celta Vigo should be confident to upset Barcelona this Saturday.
With 11 goals in La Liga, Spanish international Iago Aspas is the main weapon for Celta Vigo. The home team was hammered at Camp Nou last November, with a 4-1 defeat. But last time Barcelona visited the Abanca-Balaidos, the home team got a 2-0 win.
Barcelona’s last win at Vigo was back in 2015
Vigo is usually a tough place for Barcelona to play. Barcelona’s last win at the Abanca-Balaidos was back in 2015, thanks to a single goal from Jeremy Mathieu.
In the last 5 trips to Vigo, Barcelona lost 3 times and draw the other 2. Messi’s team lost most of their league points away from Camp Nou but are coming from a 5-game period without conceding goals.
The Blaugrana saw Real Madrid climbing to the top of La Liga and, with 7 games left to play, every slip could be decisive to define the title race.
Barcelona will be very focused on getting the 3 points this Saturday. There’s no margin to lose points and Quique Setien’s team is aware of it. Check Barcelona to win in a very tight game.