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CEL vs FCB: Match Prediction, Team News And Kickoff Time

Celta Vigo are having a difficult season, and it is only going to get tougher as they prepare to host Barcelona in their next league match. Before this game, five points separated the two teams. Barcelona is in ninth place with 16 points, while Celta Vigo is in 15th place with 11 points.

Celta Vigo, the hosts, haven't had a particularly good scoring streak leading up to this match. They drew 0-0 with Rayo Vallecano in their last meeting, and have now failed to score in four of their last five games. In the meantime, they've only kept two clean sheets in their last five games.

Celta Vigo's solitary win in the last five matches came against Getafe, the bottom-placed team in the table, and they have only three wins in the last 12 league games. Celta Vigo has lost six of their previous seven league matches at home, and they have conceded two or more goals in four of those seven games.

Barcelona comes into this game fresh off a 1-0 Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev. This was their second victory in five games, with both victories coming in the Champions League. It was also their first win on the road in the six games they've played so far this season. They've had to contend with numerous injuries this season, and their campaign has been disappointing thus far.

Xavi Hernandez is anticipated to take over as manager, but in the meantime, they'll be looking for their second straight away win. They've failed to score in four of their previous five away matches, and Barcelona haven't won in their last three league games. Barcelona has scored one goal and lost three times in four La Liga away matches.


Jose Manuel Fontan and Kevin Vazquez are expected to return to Celta this weekend, giving Eduardo Coudet a boost.

As things stand, the hosts will have a complete set of players to pick from if they are available, and they will be optimistic about their chances of surprising the opposition.

Sergio Aguero will miss the next few months for Barcelona after suffering chest problems in the draw with Alaves.

After completing heart testing, the Argentine is on the road to recovery and has been released from the hospital. Gerard Pique, Pedri, Ronald Araujo, and Martin Braithwaite, all of whom have ailments of their own, are joining him on the sidelines.

Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out again after suffering a hamstring strain.


Barcelona has struggled on the road, but Celta Vigo has struggled at home as well. These considerations will play a role here, but Barcelona's recent form suggests they'll be much better, and they'll be under a lot of pressure to deliver. They'll be fired up after the Dynamo Kiev victory. This match will be won by Barcelona.

KICKOFF TIME: Barcelona will face Celta Vigo today at 4:15PM Nigerian time.

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