PREVIEW: FC Barcelona v Celta Vigo

PREVIEW: FC Barcelona v Celta Vigo

Ernesto Valverde’s side will look for the win that will keep them clear at the top of the table into the new year

When FC Barcelona play Celta Vigo, it’s normally a game that’s synonymous with goals. On Saturday, the Blaugranes will look for the three points that will keep them top of the table into the new year.

How to follow the game live

The game kicks off at 6.30pm CET, and list of broadcasters with schedules can be found here.

The rival

Top scorer: Iago Aspas (10 goals)
Coach: Miguel Cardoso
La Liga record (2018/19): Ninth, 21 points, 28 goals for and 24 against,  W5, D6, L5

Current form

#1 Barça —> W W W D W
#9 Celta  —> L W L W D

Interesting stats

- In the two games against Celta last season, FC Barcelona drew both 2-2.

- FC Barcelona scored in 50 of the 52 games against Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou.

- Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez have 25 goals between them in League games, more than 16 teams in the competition.

- Ernesto Valverde hasn’t lost any of the 15 games he’s played against Celta.

- In the 2018 season, FC Barcelona are the team that have scored the most goals in the League in a calendar year, with a total of 100.

The squad

Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Aleñá, Vidal, Miranda and Chumi.

FULL SQUAD INFO! More details on Ernesto Valverde’s squad for #BarçaCelta, plus HIGHLIGHTS from Friday’s training session!

A game that promises goals

In this match there will be three players that have hit double figures for goals in the League: Leo Messi, current Pichichi with 14 goals, Luis Suárez, second with 11 (along with Stuani), and Celta’s Iago Aspas, who has 10. A total of 35 goals between the three strikers who will play on Saturday.

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