Barca players celebrate

Barcelona seldom waste any time when in action, opening the scoring inside the first half-hour in their last four competitive victories.

Ansu Fati

That is also what they have managed to do in each of their last five H2H league wins at home against Celta Vigo, all of which saw them win by a margin of over 1.5 goals.

The champions’ presence practically guarantees entertainment. Significantly, Barcelona’s last outing marked their fifth successive scoreline in La Liga to separate the teams by over 1.5 goals, each coming after a first half won by the ‘Blaugranes’.

Celta Vigo travel after failing to score a single goal from open play during what is currently a run of four straight defeats.

The last three of those saw ‘La Celeste’ concede the decisive losing goal inside the final 15 minutes of either half.

The visitors remain winless on the road this season, with both draws coming after a goalless opening 80 minutes.

The three defeats, meanwhile, saw Celta fail to score from open play, in fixtures each containing exactly two match goals (total) in the second half.

Players to watch: Arturo Vidal scored the decisive winner in Barcelona’s last home league game, in turn being Barcelona’s second goalscorer on the day for the second LL home fixture in succession.

The last H2H here to see Celta avoid defeat (Dec 2017) saw Iago Aspas open the scoring. More recently, he equalised from the penalty spot on his last road trip.