Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo: Blaugrana Hoping to End Season on a High

May 9, 2022
Benson Chikezie

Spanish La Liga 2021/2022
Matchday 36
Camp Nou, Barcelona

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After laboring to a late win against Real Betis, Barcelona will return to Camp Nou to host mid-table Celta Vigo in a fixture between two teams trying to finish as high up on the La Liga table. Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo will kick off at 01:00 IST on May 11 at the grand Camp Nou Stadium, home to the Catalan giants.

Teams Status

Take a look at the latest form and team news from Barcelona and Celta Vigo:

Barcelona Form and Team News

Barca have already sealed their place in next season’s edition of the Champions League with the win over Betis, which can be considered an achievement after their early-season calamitous form. Xavi’s early success restored the side, but another ill-timed slump at the business end of the season handed a harsh reality check to the Blaugrana.

In disappointing circumstances, Barcelona crashed out of the Europa League, a competition many analysts believed they would go on to win. Another loss followed, then a narrow win, and then a loss at home to Rayo Vallecano seemed to bear all the signs of their old problems returning. Two 2-1 victories since that defeat have restored some confidence in the squad, which they truly need.

Barcelona have a long list of injured absentees, with Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest, Nico, Pedri, and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen all sidelined with different injuries and match fitness issues.

Celta Vigo Form and Team News

Celta are up for a mid-table finish after managing 43 points in 35 games this season. They have lost the most games among teams aiming to finish in the top half of the table, with 14 losses, 11 wins, and ten draws. They also have conceded almost as many goals as they have scored, 38 and 41, respectively. They put four goals past Alaves last time for their second win in five matches.

With just three wins in their last ten matches, Celta Vigo are not exactly a threat to Barcelona, at least on paper. However, they will be inspired knowing that they have not lost to Barcelona in their last two meetings, and they won on their last trip to Camp Nou. Star striker Iago Aspas remains the major reason Celta have endured, with his haul of 17 goals and five assists the second-highest in the league. Only one player, Hugo Mallo, remains injured and will miss this fixture.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Barcelona play at home and are the favorites to get all three points according to the sportsbooks. The Paripesa sportsbook favors Barcelona to win at 1.422 odds, a draw at 5.4 odds, and a win for Celta at 7.8 odds. On the sportsbooks at and Melbet, the odds for all three outcomes are 1.38 and 1.422, 5.0 and 5.4, and 8.0 and 7.8, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Barcelona have not enjoyed dominance over this Celta Vigo side in recent matches, winning only four of their last ten meetings. Four of those meetings ended in draws, and Celta Vigo won twice, including one win at Camp Nou in May 2021.

Xavi’s side have suffered a slump in form recently, only bouncing back with recent back-to-back wins. Red-hot Iago Aspas will threaten Barca’s unconvincing backline all game, especially on the break. Here are our tips for this fixture:

Tip: Over 1.5 Goals @ 1.16

Both teams have scored at least two goals in each of the last ten meetings between them in all competitions, with some matches having as many as five and six goals. Barcelona have not scored many goals recently, but we expect at least two goals in this fixture. The outcome for over 1.5 goals is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.16 odds.

Tip: Draw in Either Half @ 1.77

We expect this fixture to start slowly, as both teams do not have anything to lose, no matter the result. Barcelona will hope to keep their position intact, but we expect either half to at least end on level terms. Draw in either half is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.77 odds.


As Barcelona host a team they have failed to defeat in the last two meetings, they will hope for a positive result to end the season strongly. Celta Vigo have what it takes to cause an upset, though, and we expect an entertaining match at Camp Nou.

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