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Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Messi tipped to lead Barcelona to victory

  • Celta Vigo host Barcelona in La Liga on Thursday
  • Lionel Messi top scored in La Liga last season with 25 goals
  • Messi has scored 6 goals against Celta Vigo in their last 6 meetings
  • Barcelona opened their La Liga account with a 4-0 win last week
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Barcelona favourites to win with Lionel Messi in form (Getty Images)

Celta Vigo welcome Barcelona to the Abanca-Balaidos in La Liga on Thursday. The hosts are unbeaten in their first three La Liga matches this season but face a tough task against a rejuvenated Barcelona outfit.

Celta Vigo Form


Celta Vigo are unbeaten in their opening three matches of the 2020/21 La Liga season with two draws and one victory.

Their season began with a 0-0 draw at Eibar before beating Valencia 2-1 at home. Their last match ended 1-1 at Real Valladolid with Iago Aspas scoring just before half time.

Celta Vigo News


Two of Celta Vigo’s goalkeepers, Sergio Alvarez and Ruben Blanco are out injured as is left-back David Junca.

Barcelona Form


Barcelona will hope this is a season of recovery after suffering an embarrassing 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League just a few weeks ago.

The Catalans got their La Liga season underway with a comfortable 4-0 home win over Villarreal. Ansu Fati scored a first half brace while Lionel Messi added a penalty and Pau Torres scored an own goal to round proceedings off.

With Luis Suarez leaving the club, Messi will be fully aware that the responsibility of goals will fall at his feet. Expect another high scoring season for the Argentine forward.

Barcelona News


Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is still missing through a knee injury while centre backs Samuel Umtiti and Jean-Clair Todibo are also ruled out.

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Head to Head


Barcelona lead 63-23 with 28 draws in their 114 matches against Celta Vigo. The last encounter ended 2-2 in June.

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Odds


Celta Vigo are underdogs at 5.75 with Barcelona clear favourites at 1.53. A draw is valued at 4.30.

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Match Up


Barcelona may no longer be as feared but Ronald Koeman showed last week that he has already got many of his ideas across. With Lionel Messi still plying his trade at Barcelona, Celta will need to be at their very best defensively.

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona Stats


  • Celta Vigo have seen BTTS Yes their last 2 matches (La Liga).
  • Celta Vigo has seen over 3.5 goals in their last 2 matches against Barcelona (La Liga).
  • Barcelona have seen over 3.5 goals in 4 of their last 6 away matches (La Liga).
  • Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored 4 goals in his last 3 matches (La Liga).
  • Barcelona’s Lionel Messi took 7 of the teams 17 shots in their last match (La Liga).
  • Barcelona have won their last 3 away matches (La Liga).
  • Barcelona have scored 10 goals in their last 3 away matches (La Liga).

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona FAQ

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Where is Celta Vigo vs Barcelona being played?

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona is being played at the Abanca-Balaidos in Spain.

When is Celta Vigo vs Barcelona being played?

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona is being played at 20:30 BST on Thursday 1 October 2020.

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Verdict

I'm tipping Barcelona to win with Lionel Messi featuring prominently. Over 3.5 goals offers value.

Best Bet: Barcelona/Messi Score Result/Goal Scorer @+110 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @+150 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Goal Scorer Tip: Lionel Messi First Goal Scorer @+240 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Barcelona Win 3-1 Correct Score @+1100 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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