class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With neither side in strong scoring form there should be plenty of interest in opposing an early goal when the sides meet this weekend in Galicia
Barcelona travel to the Estadio Balaidos on Saturday afternoon to face Celta Vigo with the Blaugrana desperate to improve their form in La Liga.
Barca have won just two of their last eight league matches and away from home they are yet to register a win, recording two draws and two defeats.
Celta, meanwhile, are also in poor form having lost five of their six home matches this term but the Galicians often make life tough for the Catalans when they welcome them to Vigo.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona latest odds
Barcelona have won just one of their last five away games against Celta in all competitions but remain favourites at 11/10 (2.10) with bet365.
Celta, meanwhile, can be backed at 23/10 (3.30) to claim what would be their fourth home league win against Barca since 2015.
The draw is on offer at 13/5 (3.60).
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona first goalscorer
Ansu Fati scored the only goal of the game on Tuesday night as Barca racked up a vital 1-0 Champions League win at Dynamo Kyiv and the teenager can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) to open the scoring once more this weekend.
Memphis Depay leads the market at 9/2 (5.50) while Celta’s main goal threat will be Iago Aspas who is priced at 6/1 (7.00) and the talismanic forward has an excellent record against Barca, scoring seven times in games versus the Blaugrana.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona preview
Last term these were two of La Liga’s most prolific sides but this season the goals have dried up for both teams.
Barca’s lack of incisiveness in the final third can of course be in large part attributed to the departures of both Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann but in Celta’s case the squad is almost exactly the same as the one which finished the previous campaign in such strong fashion.
Eduardo Coudet’s side have failed to score in four of their last five matches and the absence of top scorer Santi Mina on Saturday could be keenly felt.
Barca, for their part, have badly struggled in the final third, netting just two goals in the four matches on the road this season and opposing a high-scoring encounter looks like an obvious selection.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona tips & predictions
Under 2.5 goals is priced at 11/10 (2.10) but opposing an early goal could be a better angle.
No goal before 27 minutes is offered at 5/6 (1.83) and seems like a terrific option.
Only two of Celta’s 12 matches this season have seen goals before 27 minutes, while Barca have scored before this mark only once in their last eight games.
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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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