Barcelona hits the road on Saturday to face Celta Vigo in La Liga action with the club hoping to end the weekend back in first place. To do that, they'll need to earn more points than Real Madrid this weekend. On the other side, Celta is hoping to fight off relegation. Now with some quality form, a win here could be enough to lock up a spot in the top flight for next season.
Here's how you can watch the match and what to know:
- Date: Saturday, June 27
- Time: 11 a.m. ET
- Location: Balaidos -- Vigo, Spain
- TV: beIN Sports
- Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Barcelona -163; Draw +300; Celta Vigo +450 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Barcelona: Barca is once again in second place due to the tie-breaker with Real Madrid and needs to earn more points than their rival the rest of the way to win the title. They'll just focus on what they can control at this point, knowing that winning out is probably enough as it would be unlikely both teams can pull it off. Against a Celta team that has some confidence, Barca has to be careful against former players Denis Suarez and Rafinha. They are both talented and want to prove that getting rid of them was a mistake.
Celta: This team once looked destined for relegation, but now they look destined for survival. Celta's consecutive wins over Deportivo Alaves and Real Sociedad sees them out of the drop zone and in decent shape. Seven points from nine since the return, one more win may be enough for them to earn safety. A win on Saturday could move them as high as 13th place. Who would have thought? They scored 20 percent of their total season goals in the 6-0 win over Alaves on June 21.
Barca faces a tougher game than they expected but get the win. Pick: Barca 2, Celta 1