One of the matches of the upcoming Thursday will be a confrontation between Celta and Barcelona, the first encounter within the round of 16 of Copa del Rey, in which Barca are considered the clear favorites. Both teams rested for quite a long time prior to the match, i.e. there should be no problems with freshness and we will see an interesting and intensive match.
Prior to the pause Celta won twice with two defeats and one draw within the last five games. The victories are registered over Eibar and Deportivo, the losses against Valencia and Villarreal and a draw with Barca. The Celts will do everything possible in the upcoming game to repeat their recent success with the Catalans, but Barca will also prepare for the match with Celestes with maximum seriousness.
Barcelona are distinguished first of all with their defense this season. After selling Neymar, Valverde rebuilt Barca’s play, which lost a bit of entertainment, but the new tactics allows Blaugranas to reach maximum results. But very recently, in a domestic match of Primera Barca conceded two goals to their net from Celta and as a result couldn’t defeat the opponents, having a 2:2 draw. There is no doubt, that the Catalans remember that misfortune and will try not to continue their mistakes with the Celts in the upcoming game.
Barcelona didn’t lose a single time within the last nine away games of the Spanish championship, managing to win seven times with two draws. Barca has rested and gained some strength and Celta will hardly be able to create the competition for the Catalans.
Prediction for the match: Barcelona to win