Barcelona and Celta Vigo will faceoff at the Now Camp this Tuesday in the 36th round of the 2021/22 La Liga season.
Venue: Nou Camp (Barcelona)
Barcelona have won ten of their last 12 league games.
The hosts have lost just one of their last four home games.
They have scored 65 goals this season. Only Real Madrid have scored more goals (73) than Barcelona.
Celta Vigo are unbeaten in their last two away games.
The visitors have scored 41 goals in the league this season.
Head to head
In ten head-to-head meetings between both sides, Barcelona have just four wins while Celta Vigo have two wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Celta Vigo: W-D-L-W-L
After going on a three-game losing run, Barcelona returned to winning ways at home last time out at home as they beat Real Mallorca 2-1 to end their poor home form.
Xavi’s side continued on a winning run by also beating Real Betis 2-1 last time out thanks to a deep in injury time (90+4’) goal by Jordi Alba, and in that way sealed a place in the Champions League next season.
They will now look to make it three wins in a row for the first time since early April. Apart from making it three wins in a row, there’s still a lot at stake for Barca, and a return of at least five points from the remaining three games will be the next target to confirm second place.
A second-place finish will afford them the chance to claim the bounty of 3.4 million euros that comes with qualification to the Spanish Super Cup.
Given that they have ten wins in 12 league games, Xavi’s men have real momentum coming in this game, with late shows being a theme. The hosts have scored 14 goals between 85’-FT in this league campaign, accounting directly for 17 points.
Possible Barcelona starting line-up
Neto; Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Pablo Gavira, Ricard Puig, Frenkie de Jong; Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres.
Injured: Gerard Pique, Nico Gonzalez, Pedri, Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest, Moussa Wague
Doubtful: Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Celta Vigo will look to make it two wins in two games when they travel to Now Camp this Tuesday.
The visitors come into this tie on the back of a 4-0 win over Alaves, taking their points tally for the season to 43 points. That point total leaves them sitting in eleventh position, one point behind tenth-placed Valencia.
And so, the visitors can still achieve a back-to-back top-ten finish, this season. And their away form has been more of an asset lately, with four points from their last two road trips.
They have also picked up points in their last seven away La Liga games when scoring first (W5, D2). Any Celta success may be built on a shock opener.
Possible Celta Vigo starting line-up
Matias Dituro; Kevin Vazquez, Joseph Aidoo, Nestor Araujo, Javi Galan; Brais Mendez, Denis Suarez, Franco Cervi; Thiago Galhardo, Iago Aspas.
Injured: Santi Min, Hugo Mallo
Barcelona 2-2 Celta Vigo