Barcelona will be bidding to return to winning ways in La Liga when they take on Celta Vigo at the Abanca-Balaidos stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Celta Vigo has had a rough start to the 2021-22 La Liga campaign. They have won three, drawn two, and lost seven of their opening 12 matches to collect 11 points, which has left them in 15th position in the table just two points above the relegation zone. They have been worse at home with just one win in their first six games at the Balaidos scoring just three times. Eduardo Coudet’s men stand a chance over a disjointed Barca side. Striker Santi Mina is ruled out with a hamstring injury. Midfielder Brais Mendez is out suspended.

Barcelona are currently down in the ninth position in the 2021-22 La Liga campaign, having picked up just 16 points from their opening 11 matches. Interim manager Sergi Barjuan will need to quickly turn Barca’s form in La Liga around with the Catalan giants enduring their worst start to a La Liga season in almost 20 years. Barcelona were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Alaves at Camp Nou last weekend, which has left them nine points behind league leaders Real Sociedad. However, Barcelona did manage to pick up a huge three points in the Champions League on Tuesday night, as Ansu Fati’s second-half effort proved to be the difference against Dynamo Kyiv, moving them into the second spot in Group E behind Bayern Munich. Long-term absentees Ousmane Dembele, Sergino Dest, Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, and Gerard Pique are all unavailable.

Celta Vigo ran out 2-1 winners in the last La Liga meeting between both sides. Celta Vigo has struggled upfront and has failed to score in six La Liga games this season. Barcelona on the other hand are yet to win on away grounds this term and has scored just one goal in four La Liga away games. It is difficult to back the Catalan outfit with any real confidence at the moment, but they should have just about enough to get over the line in Vigo.