Barca aims to put pressure on Real Madrid
Barcelona will face Celta Vigo away on Saturday and will be looking forward to keep the winning momentum. The victory is must for Barcelona in order to keep putting the pressure on the leader Real Madrid. Currently Barcelona stands just behind with equal points but Real Madrid heads with better head-to-head.
Real Madrid utilized the slip of the points of Barcelona against Sevilla and hence currently heads the league table giving more opportunity to itself to bag the trophy. Since then Barcelona is more pressurized not to drop any points in order not to fall behind the race to win the league.
Following an impressive win against Atletic bilbao, mainly in the second half, thanks to the sole goal by Ivan Rakitic, it will be looking forward for another win. Real Madrid had won against Mallorca again to be on the top position.
Quique Setien is still searching for his best team and the best performance, Barcelona is usually known for. Returning to the best form will be necessary for the Catalans, especially not to fail back against mighty Atletico Madrid. Keeping eye on big game only is not going to be all, it has to be careful in all the matches.
With remaining of seven games only, Barcelona may win the league only if Real Madrid drops the points in its upcoming matches which Barcelona will be desperately waiting for.
Celta Vigo will be fighting hard too since it will face the danger of relegation though its defense has been proved weaker. However, its recent 6-0 thumping to Alaves must be kept in mind which shows it can be dangerous team to play with.
Celta Vigo possible starting lineup:
Blanco; Vazquez, Aidoo, Murillo, Olaza; Rafinha, Yokuslu, Beltran; Aspas, Smolov, Suarez
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Puig, Rakitic; Braithwaite, Griezmann, Messi