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Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Must Win for Home Side in La Liga

While Barcelona already won the La Liga title, which is why they come in as the La Liga betting favorites, Los Azulgranas would love to surpass the 90-point mark. On the other hand, Celta de Vigo must win to officially avoid relegation.

Any other result combined with a victory from Real Valladolid would send Celta de Vigo back to Liga SmartBank after 11 seasons with the top dogs.

Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Barcelona's Spanish defender Jordi Alba celebrates - Josep Lago/AFP

Celta de Vigo: Up Against it

A month ago, Celta de Vigo weren’t thinking about relegation. However, after losing four of their last five matches, Los Celestes are up against the wall. Most recently, they lost 1-0 to Cadiz on the road despite winning possession with 51 percent and finishing with four shots on target, one more than the Blue and Yellows.

The good news, kind of, is that they’ve been considerably better when playing on the road thanks to a 6-6-6 record. In fact, they only lost three of their last 10 matches at Balaidos. During that span, they managed to defeat teams such as Athletic Club and Rayo Vallecano, both in the top 10.

Individually, Iago Aspas is the main reason for you to consider including Los Celestes in your La Liga picks, especially at +180. That price gives you the chance of winning $180 per every $100 wagered on them. Back with Aspas: He’s the team’s top scorer with 12 goals. The crazy part is that he’s 35.

There are also Jorgen Strand Larsen, Carles Perez, Gabri Veiga and Franco Cervi, who have four assists each. To be honest, I’m quite surprised that a team with such talented players is fighting to avoid relegation.

Barcelona: One More

Barcelona won the title a few weeks ago. After that, they lost 2-1 to Real Sociedad and 3-1 to Valladolid. No biggie since nothing was going to change, but manager Xavi Hernandez wasn’t happy with those results. That’s why he made some changes for last weekend’s match against Mallorca.

First, several usual starters returned to the lineup, including Jules Kounde, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Ousmane Dembele. Second, constant pressure dried up the visitors, who finished with 21 percent of possession and only one shot on target.

Los Azulgranas ended up winning 3-0 after taking 28 shots in total, nine on target. Ansu Fati was named Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Gavi also scored. They also took advantage of playing with one more player pretty much the entire match. Mallorca lost Amath Ndiaye due to a red card only 14 minutes into the game.

Anyway, while they’ll be playing for nothing, Sunday’s match will be Busquets’ and Alba’s last match with the team. That should be enough for them to go all-in. There’s also the fact that some players want to make a good last impression in order to return next season. I’m talking about Ferran Torres, Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie and Eric Garcia.

As mentioned before, Los Azulgranas are in control of the La Liga lines thanks to a +130 price. Considering they’re 13-1-4 when playing on the road, that’s a great deal.

Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Head-to-Head

Barcelona were also favored in the La Liga odds for the first meeting between the two at Camp Nou. However, Los Azulgranas ended up suffering a bit more than expected. They won 1-0 thanks to Pedri, who scored 17 minutes into the game. The defense also deserves a lot of credit since Celta de Vigo finished with 14 shots in total, one more than Los Azulgranas.

Things were completely different the last time they met in Balaidos. The match finished 3-3, meaning the total went way over 2½ goals. Precisely, the total for Sunday’s clash is set at 2½ goals with the over offering a -130 price in the sportsbook.

Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Match Information

  • Match: Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona
  • Date/Time: Sunday, June 4, 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: Balaidos, Vigo
  • Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Live stream:

Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Betting Lines

Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Picks and Prediction

Celta de Vigo will go off right from the start while I can imagine Barcelona taking things more calmly, at least in the first half. However, Los Azulgranas have talent to spare, enough to take control in the second half and avoid losing in the last match of the season. Plus, three of the last five meetings between the two in Vigo finished with a draw.

Therefore, go ahead and bet on the draw, which is offering a great price that could further improve via live betting.

Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Match Detail

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