Celtic vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Match Celtic vs Barcelona will bring us lots of excitements and will be a perfect choice both to bet and to watch.
In their first match Barcelona completely humiliated Celtic with 7-0 victory. However, after that Celtic played draw 3-3 against Manchester City who once again defeated Barcelona 3-1 in their last match in the Champions League. Celtic are playing very good this season and they are absolute leader at the table in Scottish championship and the only team still without victory. They are entering this match eager to revenge for humiliation in their first match and we can expect very aggressive and offensive tactics from the first minute. On the other side, Barcelona lost in their last match in the Champions League but they are still first placed team in the group and certain participant in the knockout stage. They are oscillating this season with performances and like so they played draw in their last match against Malaga, who were considered as absolute outsiders and whose players earned two red cards in this match. Yet they are still at the top of the table, currently on a second place.
When it comes to their mutual encounters Barcelona won in their last three matches scoring sixteen goals while conceding only two. They are statistically favorites in this match but we should not underestimate Celtic especially now when they play in front of their supporters. Both teams will play open in this match and we expect to see many scoring chances and lots of excitements on the field. Read our other match previews and with our betting tips and predictions try to earn some cash placing the right bets.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says: "We want to get a victory. We know it will be hugely difficult but we don't have any fear. We have to impose our style, play our game and take our chances."
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique: "We are ready for anything from Celtic, be it a high press or a low pressing game. We are used to teams playing a defensive system."
Where to watch match Celtic vs Barcelona Live Stream
Celtic do not have many missing players for this match against Barcelona. Kieran Tierney is injured and he will not play for sure. Another one player who also will not play is Kris Commons. Leigh Griffiths is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Barcelona have three missing players for this match. Andrés Iniesta, Jeremy Mathieu and Samuel Umtiti are injured and they will not play for sure. All other players are available to play and all of them are eager to beat Celtic.
Possible starting lineups
Celtic: Gordon; Lustig, Touré, Sviatchenko, Izaguirre; Brown, Armstrong; Forrest, Rogic, Sinclair; Dembélé
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, André Gomes/Rafinha; Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar
Celtic vs Barcelona Prediction
What a great football game in Champions League in Scotland when Celtic takes on Barcelona. For sure the hosts are highly motivated for this game, but looks like they dont have lots of chances. Barcelona have very good records in previous meetings and they have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches against Celtic in all competitions. Celtic are last placed team in the group, but this cannot be a match where they can expect all three points. However they will try to do that, players are highly motivated and we expect one very interesting match with lots of scoring chances, especially for away side.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Celtic vs Barcelona Prediction: Barcelona to win. We expect more then two goals here and our second betting pick for the match is Barca to win and Over 2.5 goals. Maybe correct score will be 1-3. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.