Celta vs Barcelona Soccer Prediction Today
In search of a place in the next edition of the Europa League, the Celta suffered a hard crash on Saturday, April 14. As a visitor, he was beaten 1-0 by Leganés reducing his chances of winning the right to compete in the continental tournament.
With 43 points (12 wins, seven draws and 13 losses), he is in ninth place in La Liga. To get the place in this kind of continental second division is necessary to complete the 38 days in the fifth or sixth position. This block is closed by Villarreal, which has five more points.
The battle is still not lost and Barcelona, rival of this Tuesday, can even help the Vigo team. If he wins the King’s Cup title, the vacant spot in the Europa League will be diverted to the Spanish Premier League, giving him the chance that he will play for the seventh place in his 2018/2019 season. In that case, Sevilla would be the main target, with four points more than the Celta.
In any of the scenarios, however, the victory against Barcelona is considered fundamental. Celta have a good recent sequence in their domains. It was three wins and two draws in the last five games.
The coach Juan Carlos Unzue, however, has to deal with some problems to climb the team. Chilean midfielder Pablo Hernandez (26 games in the 2017/2018 Spanish Championship, three goals) can not play. He is suspended by the accumulation of yellow cards. For the same reason defender Hugo Mallo (29 games, no goal) is out of the game.
Winning Barcelona was a mission that no club has been able to fulfill in LaLiga’s current season. The Catalan team remain undefeated in the tournament after 32 rounds. On Saturday, April 14, at home, made 2 to 1 in Valencia reaching 82 points (25 wins and seven draws). They are 11 more than Atletico Madrid, vice-leader.
Even if the second-place winner wins all remaining games, he can only reach 89 points. Thus, two wins and two draws will be enough for Barca to keep the trophy. Nothing complicated. Thus, the remaining question is not whether the title will be Barcelona, but only if the achievement will be unbeaten.
The game scheduled for next Saturday against Sevilla in the final of the King’s Cup may have influence in the lineup that coach Ernesto Valverde Tejedor will determine for the match on Tuesday. He can give slack to some pieces that are considered key while avoiding losing the players to the decision.
It is also doubt, but by injury, midfielder Ivan Rakitic (30 games in the 2017/2018 Spanish Championship, one goal). A finger injury took him out of the game against Valencia. It depends on medical department evaluation. It is very likely that not to aggravate the problem gain a few more days to recover and be related only to the duel against Sevilla.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Celta vs Barcelona
As much as they want to reach the Spanish title without a defeat at all, the Barcelona players will hardly make much effort on Tuesday. As there is a decision ahead, no one will want to stay out.
Prediction Today: Celta