Barcelona v Celta Vigo: LaLiga Match-day 8
The Nou Camp sees Sunday action as Barca take on Celta – 9:00pm GMT.
Leaders Barca are currently 10 places higher than their opponents Celta, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and eleventh positions respectively.
Winning the LaLiga and securing a Champion’s League qualification is Barcelona’s focus
Only a positive result will be acceptable for Xavi’s men, following their recent away defeat at the hands of Mallorca in their last match.
Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if League leaders Barca can continue to extend their winning streak from six games then they will have an incredible season. They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 19 points so far this season. This means a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won six meetings and drawn one game.
Barca have won two games and drawn one game of their three League matches at home this season.
The ultimate prize this season will be for Barcelona to finish top of the LaLiga and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.
Injury and illness have depleted Xavi’s Barca and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Sunday’s match.
With the LaLiga season well into its stride, Celta Vigo have managed to gain 10 points
With Celta having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Eduardo Coudet’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.
Also, Celta keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five fixtures is astonishing this season. Now they have 3 matches won, 3 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eleventh place, with a total of 10 points having won three fixtures, drawn one game, and lost three meetings.
Playing away from home, Celta have won one game and lost two games.
Winning this fixture will see Celta Vigo on 13 points.
Barcelona v Celta Vigo – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Barca and Celta have faced each other 48 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Barca’s favour (24 – 10). Additionally, seven of the previous nine meetings between Barca and Celta have resulted in a Barca win. Their most recent encounter in this competition was May 2022, when Barcelona walked away as 3-1 winners.