Firing ten goals in their last two La Liga matches has seen Barcelona send the shivers to the rest of the division.
The Catalans should definitely beat 13th placed Celta Vigo at home on Saturday evening, and odds as short as 2/25 don’t do the visitors a disservice.
The top flight new boys are yet to get a point away this season, and the chances of them doing this at the Camp Nou are rightly reflected in 22/1 odds for an away win and 9/1 for a draw.
Despite Barca’s goalscoring form, there is plenty to suggest they won’t run away with this one.
Celta’s well-organised defence has kept them away from any embarrassment this season, and they have conceded the same number of goals as Barcelona – 11.
Given Barcelona’s recent heroics it is easily overlooked that there most common victory margin in this season’s La Liga has been a single goal. They have edged four of their eight league wins by this scoreline.
The 15/4 on Barca to win again by one goal looks a bargain. Backing a 2-1 home win at 11/1 also looks great on the basis that three of Celta’s four away matches this season have finish with that scoreline.
2-1 was also the scoreline in Barcelona’s last Camp Nou fixture against Celtic in the Champions League – with the Scots’ defensive approach making them similar to Celta in more than name.