Celta Vigo have been in decent form and they look like good value to avoid a loss when they take on Barcelona on Sunday evening.
After picking up just one point from their first four, Celta have managed to win their last two but next up they face a Barca side that has surprisingly dropped points a couple of times at home already, but won all three of their road games.
Luis Enrique’s former club have proved something of a bogey team for him as he’s lost two of his four games against Eduardo Berizzo’s men, including a 4-1 defeat in this fixture last term. Celta’s home record since the start of last season is W10-D6-L6 but four of those defeats came when hosting top-five sides, with the exception being that win over Barca.
Barca have netted 10 in their last two on the road and have now won their last six away whilst conceding just one goal. However, when travelling to sides between 5th and 10th they’re W4-D0-L3 since the start of last season as all three of their away defeats came against these teams. Furthermore, the fact Messi is injured is a concern and Barca have lost three of their 10 games when he’s been out of the line-up since Luis Enrique took over.
Since Celta have improved in the last couple of weeks it’s certainly worth taking on Barca at 1.44, so we’re going to back Celta or Draw Double Chance and because Barca didn’t lead at the break in any of their trips to sides between 5th and 10th last term, we’re also going to back the half time draw.