La Liga champions ?Barcelona travel to Celta Vigo on Saturday fresh off the back of claiming their 26th league title and beating Liverpool in the Champions League.
It’s a crucial game for Celta, who sit just two points above the relegation zone with three games to play.
Check out 90min’s preview for the match below.
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 4 May|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||19:45 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||Balaídos|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Eleven Sports|
|Referee?||José Sánchez Martínez|
?Barcelona make the journey will an almost fully-fit squad, missing only Rafinha due to a long term circulate ligament injury. Ivan Rakiti
Celta are without injured left back David Junc
|Celta Vigo||Blanco; Mallo, Costas, Hoedt, Olaza; Mendez, Lobotka, Yokuslu, Boufal; Aspas, Gomez.|
|Barcelona||Ter Stegen; Semedo, Murillo, Umtiti, Vermaelen; Vidal, Alena, Puig; Malcom, Boateng, Dembele.|
Barcelona have made short work of their title rivals this season, currently sitting nine points ahead of second-placed
Celta sit 15th in the table, having endured a fairly miserable campaign. Recent results have been more positive though, with three consecutive home wins – their best home streak for over two years – easing their relegation fears. Fran
Here’s how each team has performed in their last five fixtures:
|Leganés 0-0 Celta Vigo (27/4)||Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool (1/5)|
|Espanyol 1-1 Celta Vigo (24/4)||Barcelona 1-0 Levante (27/4)|
|Celta Vigo 2-1 Girona (20/4)||Alaves 0-2 Barcelona (23/4)|
|Atlético Madrid 2-0 Celta Vigo (13/4)||Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad (20/4)|
|Celta Vigo 3-1 Real Sociedad (7/4)||Barcelona 3-0 Manchester United (16/4)|
It all comes down to who Valverde chooses to rest ahead of Barcelona’s midweek trip to Anfield. The manager made ten changes against Huesca before the Champions League match against ?Manchester United, and the bottom-placed La Liga side managed a 0-0 draw. With nothing left to play for domestically, Valverde will surely ring the changes again.
With the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez likely to sit this one out, Celta have a real chance of taking at least a point.
Prediction: Celta Vigo 1-1 Barcelona