Betting tips for Barcelona vs Celta Vigo - 11.01.2018
The current Cup champion and leader of the Santander League receives Celta de Vigo in the second leg of the knockout round of the Copa del Rey. FC Barcelona has 46 of the 54 possible points, 9 more than Atlético de Madrid, which is second. The champion, Real Madrid, is already 16 points but has one game less.
After tying one in his visit to the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium, his first non-victory in the 13 official matches he had played between the Santander League and the Champions League, the team has won 5 consecutive victories (the 3-1 triumph against Olympiacos in the first leg, the victory against Málaga and Athletic Club, both by 2-0, and the aforementioned game against the Seville, and the victory in Copa del Rey in Murcia by 0-3), a broken streak with the draw in Athens against Olympiacos (0-0). Subsequently, the team won Sevilla (2-1) and Leganés (0-3), before tying without goals in Turin, in a match in which they secured the first place in their group in the Champions League. A draw in Valencia (1-1) and another at home, against Celta (2-1) have humanized a team that thrashed Deportivo de La Coruña (4-0) and Real Madrid (0-3) in the last two days of 2017. At the premiere of 2018, Barca easily unraveled Levante (3-0)
In sports, the recently signed Coutinho is low for being injured, while Mascherano is about to leave for China.
Copa del ReyThe Celta de Vigo has not started with good results in this new stage with Juan Carlos Unzué on the bench despite his draw at the Nou Camp last day. It is a transitional season, in which the celestes hope to repeat what has been achieved with Eduardo 'Toto' Berizzo in the last three seasons. The Vigo are 11th, adding 6 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats, which leaves them with a total of 22 points, 6 points from European positions.
The Vigo team will have a budget of 111 million euros, investing to date 12.5 million in the reinforcements of the Slovakian center Stanislav Lobotka, for which they have paid the Danish Nordsjaelland 5 million euros; of the Uruguayan center forward of Defender, Maximiliano Gómez, for which they have paid 4 million more; and the final pass of midfielder Jozabed Sánchez, who was already on loan last year, for which they have paid 3.5 million to England's Fulham. In the chapter of losses, the only income that arrives at the Galician arks is the one coming from Valencia, through the pass of the conflictive Fabián Orellana in exchange for 3 million euros.
Celta drew 1-1 at FC Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey round of 16 final. Last Sunday, tied at home to two with Real Madrid.
Celta de Vigo is one of the teams that has best known how to stop Barça in the last two years, getting 4 goals to the Catalans in the two visits to Balaídos before the cup game. However, this year the team is not being so effective, so the forecast is a Barça victory in a match in which both will score.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Prediction: 1/1 2.50
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo betting tip: Over 3.5 Goals @ 1.80
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo final score recommendations: 3-1 10.00