Date: on the 04th of May, 2019 (Saturday)
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of Spain. La Liga.
In frames of the last Saturday meeting of the program of the 36th Spanish La Liga round Celta on home Balaidos will fight against Barcelona. But… may be not against Barcelona but rather against its weak version. That is why the bookmakers consider Celta to be the favorite of this meeting even despite the huge gap between the teams in all parameters.
It has become common knowledge that Barcelona often experiences the cases of squad rotation. Ernesto Valverde doesn’t often use this method but he won’t have any choice this week-end. He will be thinking about another meeting: the return leg on Enfield.
Barca having won last week-end over Levante became the champion of Spain and that is why the second team will come to Vigo. If the fans of football in this city are dreaming of seeing Messi, Suárez and other leaders of the Catalan club they will be dissapointed.
We may be sure practically on 100% that none of the leaders of the starting line up will appear on the field. If Barcelona hadn’t gained the title, nominal Arturo Vidal, Rakitić, Dembélé could have played but now this is not necessary.
Ernesto Valverde will give pause to the starting line-up and will give a chance to the youth to demonstrate their skills in a game against the rival which is extremely motivated and in a good gaming conditions.
No matter how strong Barcelona is but for Celta it is always a serios irritant. Now the Celts need to win as the fate of keeping the place in elite division depends on this.
Celta has won over the rivals in three previous home matches and in 5 last matches they have suffered inly one failure.
We are sure that Celta will be able to deal with the second team of Barca playing on home arena.
Our tip: Celta to win – odds 1.9