Barcelona The Road Favourites on Thursday Against Celta Vigo

Published on January 4th, 2018 12:32 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
Lionel Messi photographed during national anthems prior to the Champions League match in Greece. Thursday Spanish Copa del Rey action will include a game between Barcelona, currently the cream of the La Liga table, travelling to take on Celta Vigo.

Barcelona has been thoroughly dominant in La Liga so far this season, as they have racked up a record of 14-3-0 for a total of 45 points. With Real Madrid's struggling to start the year, this means that Barcelona is currently enjoying a 9 point cushion over second place Atletico Madrid, and, more importantly, a 14 point cushion over Real Madrid.

There was some thought that Barcelona might struggle this season given the departure of Neymar from the club, though Messi and company have more than picked up the slack, delivering Barcelona fans a season that has been devoid of losses so far.

Celta Vigo, on the other hand, is toiling at 11th place in the table, which puts them safely out of relegation territory. Celta Vigo currently has a total of 21 points thanks to their record of 6-3-8.

In short - Barcelona should easily take this Copa del Rey match, though they may choose to sit some of their stars for some of the match.


Here are the current betting odds for Thursday's match:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: January 4th, 2018 5:24 am GMT
Odds Subject to Change

Barcelona, 1.85
Draw, 3.6
Celta Vigo, 4.00

Here are the odds to qualify for the next Copa del Rey round:

Barcelona, 1.1
Celta Vigo, 7

Finally, here are the five likeliest scores for Thursday's match:

Draw 1-1, 7.00
Barcelona 2-1, 8.5
Barcelona 1-0, 8.5
Barcelona 2-0, 9.5
Celta Vigo 2-1, 13.00

Marc-Andre ter Stegen in action for Barcelona FC.  The season is 2017/18.

With Barcelona current momentum, there seems to be little hope of them losing either of these Copa del Rey matches.

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