Celta Vigo v Barcelona Preview

October 28, 2013 | By

skybet_promo_newPrimera La Liga action Tuesday Night comes from the Estadio de Balaídos and features Celta Vigo versus Barcelona.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 2 High Definition, with a scheduled 21:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Celta Vigo v Barcelona Preview, Primera La Liga, Tuesday 29th October 2013

Celta Vigo won just their 2nd game of the season over the weekend with an impressive 0-5 victory away against Malaga and the players will no doubt be riding high with confidence of being able to continue that good form on tuesday night in front of their home fans at the Estadio de Balaídos when they play host to the mighty Barcelona.

Barcelona won 2-1 against arch rivals Real Madrid in their match over the weekend and with it stamped their authority on retaining their Primera La Liga Title and that victory has now put them 6pts clear of Real Madrid with their only real challenger at the moment being Atletico Madrid who currently occupy 2nd spot in the league table and are just 1pt behind having won their match at the weekend in convincing style 5-0 at home against Real Betis.

Celta Vigo v Barcelona Team News

Celta Vigo Team News:

The hosts have almost a full squad to choose their starting lineup from with the only absentee’s for this game being Samuel Llorca and Mario Bermejo who are still out recovering from respective injuries. 4-2-3-1 looks the likely formation with Charles leading the attack up front with support in behind coming from Fernandez, Mina and Nolito.

Striker Charles is the clubs current top goalscorer this season with 4.

Barcelona Team News:

The visitors have a few players missing through injury with Jordi Alba, Jonathan dos Santos and Ibrahim Afellay all unavailable. 4-3-3 looks the likely formation with Fabregas, Messi and Neymar leading the attack up front with support coming from midfield by Iniesta and Xavi.

Striker Lionel Messi the clubs current top goalscorer this season with 8.

Barcelona v Real Madrid Head to Head Statistics

Tuesday night’s game will become the 31st meeting between the two clubs of which Celta Vigo have won 6 times, Barcelona have won 15 times and there has been 9 draws.

The previous 5 meetings between the two clubs as shown in our head to head statistics table below show Barcelona having had a commanding advantage winning 4 times with Celta Vigo having won none and the remaining game finishing all square.

30/03/13 PRD Celta Vigo – Barcelona 2 : 2
03/11/12 PRD Barcelona – Celta Vigo 3 : 1
28/01/07 PRD Barcelona – Celta Vigo 3 : 1
28/08/06 PRD Celta Vigo – Barcelona 2 : 3
03/05/06 PRD Celta Vigo – Barcelona 0 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

93 goals have been scored in the previous 30 meetings between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.10 which suggests we should see at least a few goals hit the back of the nets during this one.

Celta Vigo v Barcelona Recent Form (Left to Right)

Celta Vigo: L L L L W

Barcelona: W W D D W

Barcelona head into this game having had much the better time of it recently which has seen them win 3 of their last 5 matches played with Celta Vigo managing just 1 victory during their last 5 games played.

Celta Vigo v Barcelona Match Betting Odds Market.

Celta Vigo had a very good victory over the weekend when completely destroying Malaga 5-0 away from home but that was only their second win this season and with Barcelona the visitors, it should not come as much of a surprise to see the online bookmakers having the hosts priced up at lengthy odds of 12/1 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) to pull off what would be a massive shock victory.

The Draw will probably be the best result the hosts could hope to achieve in this game, but with the way Barcelona are playing at the moment this does seem an unlikely event so the current odds of 11/2 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) doesn’t look likely to generate much interest from punters.

Barcelona are the clear odds on favourites to win this game at a current best price of 1/4 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) which although very short does seem about right when we look at both sides performances so far this season.

Celta Vigo v Barcelona Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Celta Vigo will no doubt have been boosted by their impressive 5-0 victory away against Malaga at the weekend and now with home advantage and a packed out crowd at the Estadio de Balaídos fully behind their side they could prove to be a lot more difficult for Barcelona to beat than the current odds suggest.

However, it’s impossible to go against Barcelona winning this game on tuesday night as they not only have a much stronger squad than their opponents, they have also been in much better form and with the likes of Neymar, Messi and Fabregas all leading that attacking line up front it should only be a matter of time before the visitors score.

The goal stats suggest this game to see at least a few goals scored and with Barcelona such a short price and offering little value, the goals market does seem to be the sensible place when looking for a betting opportunity on this game and with Celta Vigo having managed to score past Barcelona in their previous 4 meetings and coming off the back of that 5-0 win at the weekend, Both Teams to Score could be the value play here.

The Verdict

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