Celta Vigo vs Barcelona preview: LaLiga champions must avoid title race slip-up as Messi chases 700 goals

Barcelona know they cannot afford any more slip ups in the LaLiga title race as they travel to face Celta Vigo this weekend.

A hard-fought 1-0 win over Athletic Club saw the reigning champions move back level on points for Real Madrid, but they play ahead of their rivals in gameweek 32.

Real hold the advantage on head-to-head record after the 2-0 win back in March.

Lionel Messi is still searching for his 700th career goal, so it could be historic night on the northwest coast.

Date, venue and kick-off time

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona will be held at the Estadio de Balaidos on Saturday, June 27, with kick-off scheduled for 4pm BST.

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Prediction: Celta Vigo 0-3 Barcelona

Celta Vigo have won two on the bounce to move them away from the relegation zone, but Barca should have enough to leave the coast with three points.

How to watch

LaLiga and Premier Sports have confirmed that LaLigaTV will allow Sky customers to watch every Spanish top-flight game for free in June.

To get access to all the games, Sky UK customers should visit premiersports.com and register with the promo code BACKTOWIN. Non-Sky customers can also sign up using the same code.

With games due to be shown on TV on Channel 435 on Sky, fans can also live stream the matches online via the Premier Player app.

Pre-match coverage will start at 3pm BST.

Team news

Arthur remains with the squad and ready to play despite Juventus agreeing a fee with the club over a summer move.

Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong are injured, while Sergio Busquets is suspended.

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

Celta Vigo won this fixture 2-0 last season but Barcelona put four past them at Camp Nou earlier this term.

Betting odds and tips

Celta to win: 9/2
Barca to win: 8/13
Draw: 31/10
Over 3.5 goals: 21/10
Messi to score: 8/11

Odds courtesy of Betfair Exchange. Click here to find out more.

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