LA LIGA MD36 PREDICTIONS
Barcelona secured a top-four finish in La Liga 2021/22, but they won’t just stop there, as Xavi’s side welcomes Celta Vigo at Camp Nou. This La Liga mid-week fixture will be played on the 11th of May, 2022.
Jordi Alba’s late, late goal from a volley helped Barca overcome a tough Real Betis last weekend, on Matchday 34. 2-1 was a neat score, but it was enough for the ultimate goal of the Catalan side: the Champions League spot. The result will for sure, boost the Blaugrana’s mentality to the climax, even when there are only 3 games left to complete the local league.
Meanwhile, Celta Vigo outclassed 10-men Alaves with 4 goals to none at home, in a game that Iago Aspas performed brilliantly with a brace.
For Barca, it’s only a matter of 2nd or 3rd place at the end of the season while the away team is already safe, regardless of the outcome of the coming fixture.
The two clubs faced each other 8 times since 2018 in Spain’s top league, with Barca winning 3 and Vigo winning 2 among which.
Earlier this season, Os Celestes stunned Barca at Balaidos with an incredible draw at 3-3. Iago Aspas’ brace, one of which was at the last stoppage time (90+6) canceled Barca’s party, even though Vigo was 3-0 down before the break.
W 1-2 Betis (A)
W 2-1 Mallorca (H)
L 0-1 Vallecano (H)
W 1-0 Sociedad (A)
L 0-1 Cadiz (H)
Celta Vigo: WDLWL
W 4-0 Alaves (H)
D 1-1 Granada (A)
L 0-2 Getafe (H)
W 2-0 Bilbao (H)
L 0-1 Espanyol (A)
Barca has a better run after 5 latest games, with 3 wins and 2 defeats. However, those 2 times were humiliating shows at Camp Nou. Xavi’s side could have played their best football at the El Clasico, but at the same time, struggled under the relegated-battling Cadiz at home.
Meanwhile, Celta Vigo only managed to win at home 2 times, drew 1, and lost 1 away.
Barcelona will want to finish the season with a good vibe, and that will mean earning a streak of victory for the last 3 games, starting with the visit from Celta Vigo.
The home side would also look to avoid another phenomenal comeback from 3-0 down like early this season from Coudert’s side.
At the last visit to Camp Nou, Sky Blue earned 3 points with a 2-1victory, this will be some foundation for the visitor per mid-week fixture in prolonging the misery on Catalan’s turf.
However, La Liga prediction experts believe that this time, Barca will make no mistake for 3 points.
The safe odds will be Under 3.5 goals for this match.
Barcelona is to win 3-0 against Vigo.