Celta Vigo vs Barcelona prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/02/2024

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Celta Vigo - Barcelona

Spain Primera Liga - Municipal de Balaidos

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Barca came from behind to win 3-2 in the reverse fixture – Photo by Icon Sport

Celta Vigo and Barcelona meet at Balaidos this Saturday in La Liga. Our Celta Vigo vs Barcelona prediction considers whether there’s any light on the horizon for Xavi’s team who were awful last weekend.

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona prediction: Xavi’s problems to continue

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona predictions
Our pick

⚽ Double Chance prediction

Celta Vigo or Draw

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Celta 2-2 Barcelona

⚽ Total Goals prediction

Over 2.5

Celta Vigo are still in a relegation battle with 3 defeats in their last 4, although they were impressive 3-0 winners at Osasuna a fortnight ago. Barcelona meanwhile were held to a 3-3 home draw by lowly Las Palmas last time out to fall further out of title contention.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Barca favourites but far from certainties

  • HOME: 29/10 (3.90) – 25.6%
  • DRAW: 27/10 (3.70) – 27.0%
  • AWAY: 17/20 (1.85) – 54.1%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Celta Vigo vs Barcelona odds point to a road win being the most likely outcome and Barca have been better away than at home of late with victories in all three away league games in 2024.

Last five H2Hs: Not a happy hunting ground for Barca

Spain Primera Liga 23/09/23

Barcelona

Barcelona

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Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Spain Primera Liga 23/09/23

Barcelona

Barcelona

3
Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Spain Primera Liga 04/06/23

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2
Barcelona

Barcelona

1

Spain Primera Liga 09/10/22

Barcelona

Barcelona

1
Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

0

Spain Primera Liga 10/05/22

Barcelona

Barcelona

3
Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

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Barcelona have won on just one of their last six trips to Vigo. They lost 2-1 here on the final day of last season, a key result for Celta who clinched survival as a result, but they find themselves back in trouble this term.

Team news and form guide

Celta Vigo: Benitez still searching for the right formula

Rafa Benitez has chopped and changed his starting eleven this season without ever really stumbling on a consistent winning formula. Their current form is mixed with 3 wins and 4 defeats from their last 8.

Predicted Lineup: Guaita (GK), Dominguez, Nuñez, Jailson, Ristic, Beltran, Tapia, Manquillo, De La Torre, Larsen, Mingueza

Spain Primera Liga 17/02/24

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

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Spain Primera Liga 11/02/24

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Getafe

Getafe

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Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

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Spain Primera Liga 04/02/24

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Osasuna

Osasuna

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Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

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Spain Primera Liga 28/01/24

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Girona

Girona

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Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

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Spain Copa del Rey 23/01/24

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Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

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Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

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Barcelona: A fresh low last time out

Barcelona couldn’t come into this game after a worse performance after they stumbled to a 3-3 draw at home against a Granada side that had picked up just one away point all season. Barca had won 5 of their previous 6 league games, but their football has not been convincing.

Predicted Lineup: Ter Stegen (GK), Cancelo, Martinez, Cubarsi, Kounde, Gundogan, Christensen, De Jong, Pedri, Lewandowski, Lamine Yamal

UEFA Champions League 21/02/24

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Napoli

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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Spain Primera Liga 17/02/24

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Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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Others 15/02/24

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Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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Spain Primera Liga 11/02/24

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Granada

Granada

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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Spain Primera Liga 03/02/24

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CD Alaves

CD Alaves

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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Our free expert picks: 2-2 Draw in another open Barca game

Our weekend betting tips suggest we’ll get another open affair involving Barcelona and you can back Both Teams to Score at 5/8 (1.63), an implied probability of 61.5%.

If you’re looking for a La Liga first goalscorer prediction, Celta forward Jorgen Strand Larsen is priced at 7/1 (8.00), to open the scoring, an implied probability of 12.5%.

Hot tip – Celta Vigo-Draw Double Chance

  • Our Celta Vigo vs Barcelona prediction suggests the visitors aren’t suddenly going to click into gear and Xavi may also have one eye on next week’s huge UCL tie against Napoli.
  • Celta have a strong recent home record against Barca, avoiding defeat in 5 of the last 6 meetings at Balaidos.

Other tips

Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona

  • Both teams have scored in 82% of Barca away games this term in La Liga.
  • The reverse fixture was competitive and high scoring, with Celta leading 2-0, before Barca fought back to win 3-2 in the dying stages.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Our Celta Vigo vs Barcelona betting tips point to goals with 6 of the last 7 Barca league matches producing over 2.5.
  • Celta have also had some high scoring affairs of late with 2 of their last 7 ending in 3-2 defeats.
Lamine Yamal
Lamine Yamal is in great form – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Lamine Yamal

Lamine Yamal has been one of the few bright lights for Barca of late, with the 16 year old scoring four goals since the turn of the year, including a brace last time out.

Left is best for the teenager

Playing on the right flank, most of Lamine Yamal’s goals have come with him cutting inside and firing in shots with his left foot. Four of his five Barca goals to date have been scored with his left foot.


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Mark Sochon

Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.