Barcelona play Celta Vigo in Round 8 of the 2022-23 La Liga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 9 October 2022. The match venue is Camp Nou, Barcelona.
Latest odds on betting sites
Barcelona to win odds are priced at 1.28 (-355 American; 20/71 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 6.00 (+500; 5/1), while Celta Vigo to win odds are priced at 9.00 (+800; 8/1).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Barcelona — 73%, draw — 16%, Celta Vigo — 11%.
Latest betting odds on Barcelona vs Celta Vigo (9 October 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.36 (+136; 34/25)
- Asian handicap (-1.5) on Barcelona — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
- Asian handicap (+1.5) on Celta Vigo — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.74 (-128; 25/32)
Match preview and statistics
Barcelona are top of the league table with 19 points and a +18 goal difference. They have not lost any league game this season, with 19 goals scored and one conceded.
La Blaugrana beat Mallorca 1-nil in their last league match. Robert Lewandowski scored the game winner in the first half. In their most recent match, they lost 0-1 to Inter Milan in the UCL. it was a poor performance from the Catalunya team. Hopefully, they bounce back in the league.
Barcelona team news: Andres Christensen, Franck Kessie, Hector Bellerin, Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, and Memphis Depay are sidelined due to injuries.
Celta Vigo are 11th in the league table with 10 points and a -4 goal difference. They have three wins and two losses in their last five matches. Los Celestes beat Real Betis 1-nil in their last game.
Gabriel Veiga scored the winner early in the game with a shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Fran Beltran gave the assist. Team statistics: 46% possession, 0.86 expected goals (xG), 11 total shots, four shots on target, two big chances, 302 accurate passes, 82% pass accuracy, 26 fouls committed, three offsides, five corners and four yellow cards.
Celta Vigo team news: No player is injured or suspended for the match.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo H2H
In the last five meetings, Barce have two wins, Celta have one win with two draws. La Blaugrana won 3-1 in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Barcelona projected starting lineup:
- Marc-Andre ter Stegen
- Sergi Roberto
- Gerard Pique
- Eric Garcia
- Alex Balde
- Sergio Busquets
- Ansu Fati
- Robert Lewandowski
- Ousmane Dembele
Robert Lewandowski is the key player to watch out for. He’s the team’s top scorer in the league, with nine goals and two assists in seven games. Lewandowski scored the winner in the previous league game. You can bank on him to net a goal in this match.
Celta Vigo projected starting lineup:
- Augustin Marchesin
- Hugo Mallo
- Joseph Aidoo
- Unai Nunez
- Javi Galan
- Augusto Solari
- Fran Beltran
- Oscar Rodriguez
- Gabriel Veiga
- Carles Perez
- Iago Aspas
Iago Aspas is the key player to watch out for. He has five goals and an assist in seven league games this season. Aspas has three goals and an assist in his last four matches against Barcelona. Expect him to score against them. He always gives them trouble.
Prediction and betting tips
In the league, Barcelona are in good shape. They have won six consecutive games in the league. Celta Vigo have three wins and two losses in their last five games.
Ahead of this game. La Blaugrana is missing out on so many key players. Three defenders are ruled out due to injuries. This will have its toll on the team's performance, except they find a way around it. They won 3-1 in the last game against Celta Vigo.
The predictions for this match are HT/FT — Draw/Barcelona, and over 2.5 goals. Barca have the home advantage and should be able to carry on with a win. Both teams have totalled over 2.5 goals in the last six h2h games.
Betting prediction: HT/FT — Draw/Barcelona
Odds: 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional)