Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Preview

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona

Competition – Copa del Rey

Stadium – Estadio Balaídos

Date: 4th January 2018

Kick-off time – 18:00 GMT

Celta have had an up and down season this time around but their impressive 1-3 away win over Deportivo last time out will have boosted their confidence ahead of the visit of Barcelona.

Last season, they impressively eliminated Real Madrid from this competition only to be knocked out by Alaves in the semifinal.

This game offers them another chance to enhance their reputation as giant killers.

In the last round, their manager tried a mixed line up as they defeated Eibar 3-1 over two legs but this game is too big for him not to field likes of Iago Aspas, Maxi Gomez and Pione Sisto.

Barcelona closed last year in impressive fashion with a win over bitter rivals Real Madrid away.

That victory helped them open a 14 points gap over Los Merenges and they will be looking to add the Copa Del Rey trophy to their cabinet this season.

They face a tough challenge against Celta Vigo here and they will definitely not be taking the risk of resting their star men here as Celta are not a team to be underrated.

Barcelona head into this game off the back of four consecutive clean sheets and that could see this game end in a low scoring affair.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Celta Vigo

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Deportivo La Coruña 1-3 Celta Vigo 23 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Celta Vigo 0-1 Villarreal 17 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Valencia 2-1 Celta Vigo 9 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Barcelona 2-2 Celta Vigo 2 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Celta Vigo 1-0 Eibar 28 Nov, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey

Barcelona

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona 23 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Barcelona 4-0 Deportivo La Coruña 17 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona 10 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Barcelona 2-0 Sporting CP 5 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League
D Barcelona 2-2 Celta Vigo 2 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Barcelona 2-2 Celta Vigo 2 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo 4 Mar, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Celta Vigo 4-3 Barcelona 2 Oct, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 6-1 Celta Vigo 14 Feb, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Celta Vigo 4-1 Barcelona 23 Sep, 2015 Spanish Primera División

 

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