BAR vs CEV Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: December 22, 11:00 PM, IST
Where: Camp Nou
BAR vs CEV Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Barcelona will be aiming to remain on the top of the La Liga when they host an in-form Celta Vigo team at Camp Nou, in Barcelona, on Sunday night (IST).
The current season hasn’t been a vintage Barcelona campaign by any means for the Catalan giants. There hasn’t been any consistency in stocking up results and they have lost games against teams they would have buried in their dream in any other campaign.
But still, despite the endless problems, the reigning Spanish Champions are at the top of the table in La Liga and have progressed to the next rounds in both Copa del Rey and Champions League. And that’s a very good sign for the Barcelona faithful because all this has been achieved despite not hitting the big strides.
The Catalan giants were ruthless in the last two games though. They scored nine times in the last two away games with Messi scoring a staggering five times in those games. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is in deadly form right now, and his confidence should be high after winning yet another golden boot award.
Can Celta Vigo stop him or Barcelona?
The Célticos are going about their business as usual. There haven’t been statement results or enough consistency to bring them into the Champions League contention but Celta Vigo can’t be termed as out-and-out underdogs against any team.
In comparison to the last season, the Sky Blues are on an upward trajectory. They have won five times, drew six and lost five times in the first 16 games and sit at 9th coming into this match. While in the 2017-18 season, they finished outside the top half.
Celta are known for playing attacking football. Their talent also suffices with the approach implemented by manager Miguel Cardoso. They have scored the 3rd most goals in La Liga this season, with 18 of those coming from Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Barcelona – W W W W D W
Celta Vigo – L L W L W D
BAR vs CEV Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Team News:
Injured – Barcelona suffered yet another setback when Thomas Vermaelen hobbled off last weekend against Levante. The former Arsenal centre-back suffered a calf problem and has been ruled out of this match, joining Rafinha in the treatment room.
While, Samuel Umtiti remains out injured, leaving Valverde only with Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet as the two fit centre-halves.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Nelson Semedo is still recovering from a knee problem, while Sergi Roberto remains questionable.
Note: Manager Ernesto Valverde has to take some hard decisions as far as naming his starting 11 for this match is concerned.
Coutinho and Arthur were on the bench against Levante and that could be the case this time as well as Dembele and Vidal both have been pretty impressive in their respective positions.
Key Players – Messi, Suarez
Injured – Mathias Jensen remains on the sidelines for the visitors.
Suspended – David Junca is suspended after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season during the 0-0 stalemate at home against Leganes.
Questionable – Manager Miguel Cardoso has no other injury concerns ahead of this match.
Note: Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez are expected to lead the attack for Celta. While on-loan Southampton playmaker Sofiane Boufal should play in a no-10 role.
Key Players – Aspas, Gomez
BAR vs CEV Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Vidal, Rakitic, Busquets, Messi, Luis Suarez, Dembele
Celta Vigo– Blanco (GK), Mallo, Araujo, Costas, Junca, Boufal, Yokuslu, Sanchez, Mendez, Gomez, Aspas
BAR vs CEV Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Celta play counter-attacking football and should pose a threat, and that’s where the likes of Vidal and Busquets will come in handy. While Dembele’s good from should keep Coutinho on the bench. Boufal is trickery and can pop up with a moment of magic. Messi is a no-nonsense choice on any given day.
We have Maxi Gomez here, alongside Messi. Gomez has been phenomenal in front of the goal. Rakitic and Coutinho are in the middle.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Celta Vigo are an offensive team and can hurt Barcelona at Camp Nou. But Lionel Messi and company should be potent enough to win the game in front of their own fans.
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