Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Prediction - A Tough Match In Perspective For Barça

Joel Amorim Mar 30, 2015 No Comment 73,632 views
La Liga 2014-15
Celta de Vigo
Celta de Vigo
vs FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
ScheduleSunday, 5 April 2015 at 21:00 GMT / 22:00 UK / 02:30 IST
VenueLos Balaídos (Vigo)

Next Sunday, 5th of April 2015, the all-powerful Barcelona will travel to Galicia to measure forces with the always dangerous Celta de Vigo at Los Balaídos for round 29 of the Spanish Liga BBVA.

Will Barcelona be able to avenge last November's defeat?
Will Barcelona be able to avenge last November's defeat?

Barcelona consolidated their place at the top of La Liga’s table after beating their all-time rivals of Real Madrid at Camp Nou almost two weeks ago, on a match where the Blaugranas were not as impressive as on other occasions. In fact, it were the Blancos that were in control in the first-half of the match but they somehow failed to materialize their superiority. After the break, nevertheless, Barcelona returned stronger and took to take advantage of the constant mistakes Real’s defence and midfield lines committed. Los Merengues failed several passes while building their game from behind and that was probably crucial for their apparent impotence during the second-half of the match. As for Barça, they looked fairly more concentrated after the break and Luis Suarez' splendid goal gave them the necessary piece of mind they were looking for.

The upcoming match against Celta at Los Balaídos will certainly have a special taste for Barça’s manager, Luis Enrique, who was at the helm of Celta de Vigo last season, and at the same time will force the Catalan team to work really hard in order to leave Galicia with the three points in their bags.

As for Celta de Vigo, after their fantastic season start, which included an outstanding win at Camp Nou, the Galician team has embarked on a dark period with several consecutive defeats that inflicted a huge blow to the team’s motivation levels.

Eduardo “Toto” Berizzo managed, nevertheless, to rescue the team from such poor streak and slowly Celta has been returning to good performances at La Liga. On the last round, Los Celestes grabbed a vital win at the Comunidad Valenciana by beating Levante thanks to a single late goal from the versatile Brazilian forward, Charles.

After what happened at Camp Nou back in November, it is legitimate for Celta to believe that they are able to defeat Barcelona once again, but certainly this time it won’t be that “easy”. Given their recent positive period, the Catalan team are firm favourites for the upcoming match at Galicia.

Celta

Stats: W-2 L-2 D-1

Recent Form - WLLDW

Barcelona

Stats: W-5 L-0 D-0

Recent Form - WWWWW

Possible Line-ups

Celta de Vigo (4-3-3) - Sérgio Álvarez - Mallo - Fontas - Cabral - Jonny - Augusto - Radoja - Krohn Dehli - Orellana - Nolito - Larrivey

Barcelona (4-3-3) - Bravo - Alves - Mathieu - Piqué - Adriano - Busquets - Iniesta - Rakitic - Neymar - Suárez - Messi

Injury List / Suspended Players

Celta de Vigo

Levy Madinda (inj)

Borja Oubina (inj)

Carles Planas (inj)

Barcelona

Jordi Alba (inj)

Vermaelen (inj)

Head-to-head matches:

01.11.14 PRI Barcelona Celta Vigo 0 : 1
26.03.14 PRI Barcelona Celta Vigo 3 : 0
29.10.13 PRI Celta Vigo Barcelona 0 : 3
30.03.13 PRI Celta Vigo Barcelona 2 : 2
03.11.12 PRI Barcelona Celta Vigo 3 : 1

Top Players:

Celta de Vigo

Nolito

Augusto Fernandez

Michael Krohn-Dehli

Barcelona

Lionel Messi

Luis Suarez

Neymar

Predictable Goal Scorers:

Celta de Vigo

  1. Nolito
  2. Larrivey
  3. Orellana

Barcelona

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Luis Suarez
  3. Neymar

Half-Time Score

Celta 1 Barcelona 1

Full-Time Score

Celta 1 Barcelona 2

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