Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Match Info
Date: Saturday May 4 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Abanca Balaidos Stadium
Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
December 22 2018: Barcelona 2-0 Celta Vigo
April 17 2018: Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona
January 11 2018 (Copa del Rey): Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo
January 4 2018 (Copa del Rey): Celta Vigo 1-1 Barcelona
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1993-94: 39
Celta Vigo wins: 8
Barcelona wins: 20
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Stats
- Barcelona have failed to win on their last four visits to Celta Vigo
- Celta Vigo scored a total of 11 goals in those four matches
- Iago Aspas has scored four goals in his three home league games for Celta Vigo against Barcelona
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Match Preview
Barcelona find themselves in the unusual position of being clear outsiders for this game – but it’s all about who needs the points more.
The Catalan giants retained La Liga title last weekend and so their final three games in that competition are academic, while they have a much more important date than this one coming up at Anfield on Tuesday in their Champions League semi-final second leg.
Celta Vigo, on the other hand, really need to win this match. They are only two points above the relegation zone and Levante, who are one of two clubs level with them, have a very winnable fixture this weekend which adds further pressure to Fran Escriba’s side.
Of course, Celta would be helped if Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde chooses not to take some of his star players on this relatively lengthy journey and Lionel Messi in particular could be rested for the trip to Liverpool, in which the Blaugrana defend a 3-0 first-leg lead.
In saying that, though, Valverde ought to be fair to the other clubs battling against relegation by fielding a side that is at the very least competitive in Vigo.
Assessing the respective match odds, the draw offers perhaps the best value with Barcelona not having the greatest of records here recently even when they had more to play for.
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Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Draw @ 13/5 with bet365
Ousmane Dembele anytime goalscorer @ 11/4 with bet365