Barcelona will be welcoming Celta Viga for the La Liga fixture at Camp Nou on Sunday at 10 PM IST. The hosts have acquired the third spot with 76 points while the visitors have occupied the eighth position with 50 points.
Barcelona played 36 games out of which they won 23 fixtures, lost six games and had a draw on seven occasions while Celta Vigo also played 36 games, they won 13 times and lost 12 matches while 11 have ended in a draw.
Barcelona had a 3-3 stalemate against Levante in La Liga on Wednesday earlier this week. They managed to win twice in their previous five La Liga fixtures. A victory on Sunday will help them acquire the second spot and will get closer to the table-toppers Atletico Madrid.
Celta Vigo will be heading into this fixture on the back of a narrow 1-0 victory against Villarreal on Wednesday. They have been highly consistent in La Liga for the past couple of weeks as they won four matches in their last five outings. A victory against Barcelona will boost their confidence for the upcoming crucial games.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Barcelona has the upper hand as they beat Celta Vigo on 17 occasions while they lost nine times and had a draw on 11 instances.
Barcelona will be missing out on the services of Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho who will miss out on Sunday’s game due to meniscus problems. Sergi Roberto’s inclusion seems doubtful.
Jeison Murillo, Ruben Blanco, Sergio Alvarez, Emre Mor and Renato Tapia are out of action for Celta Vigo due to injuries. Jose Fontan will be sidelined after contracting the COVID-19 virus. Nestor Araujo and Facundo Ferreyra have been suspended after picking up red cards while playing against Villareal.