Barcelona vs Celta Vigo
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – Estadio Camp Nou
Date: 22nd December 2018
Kick-off time – 17:30 GMT
Barcelona will be hosting Celta Vigo in this game as they look to secure yet another win after a resounding 0-5 thrashing of Levante last time out.
The La Liga leaders ran riot at Levante last weekend, but they have not found much joy in playing Celta Vigo recently as they have only beaten the visiting side 2 times in their last 6 games.
Barcelona dropped points in their 1-1 draw against Spurs in the Champions League, but they had been on a 4 games winning streak before that game, so Celta are up against it here as they face a team that has won 5 of their last 6 games.
Celta Vigo have proven too hard to beat for Barcelona for the past couple of games, but they have struggled for consistency this season.
They beat Villarreal 3-2 in a thrilling contest two Matchdays ago, but couldn’t follow that up with another win as they were held to a goalless draw by Leganes.
Celta Vigo are not afraid to attack and that has resulted in them scoring many goals, however, they also always leave space at the back and Barca could exploit that space in this game.
Bookmakers have priced Barcelona up as strong odds-on favourites to come out on top while Lionel Messi is favourite to score the first goal followed by Luis Suarez.
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