Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Celta Vigo v. FC Barcelona Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Celta Vigo v. FC Barcelona Preview

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Celta Vigo are coming off back-to-back clean-sheet wins, and the Gallego squad are quickly moving further away from a potential relegation threat over the final weeks of the campaign. That said, they are not expected to have it easy here – Barcelona have been one of the best away sides in the league and are currently tied at the top of the standings with Real Madrid, though they sit second place to their negative H2H record against Los Merengues. As if that wasn't enough, Barca also own a huge advantage in the recent head-to-head game, going W3, D2, L1 in their last six Liga matches against Celta Vigo. Can they extend that lead and earn a another win here?

Recent Form

Celta Vigo: W2, D2, L1

FC Barcelona: W4, D1

Team News

Celta Vigo

OUT: Sergio Alvarez (knee)

Doubtful: None

FC Barcelona

OUT: Ousmane Dembele (hamstring), Sergio Busquets (suspension), Sergi Roberto (ribs), Frenkie de Jong (calf)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Celta Vigo: Ruben Blanco; Joseph Aidoo, Jeison Murillo, Kevin, Lucas Olaza; Fran Beltran, Denis Suarez, Okay, Rafinha; Iago Aspas, Fyodor Smolov

FC Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Ivan Rakitic, Arthur, Arturo Vidal; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann

Top Picks

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona: Another week, another matchup where Messi is recommended as captain. It might get boring, but the

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Celta Vigo are coming off back-to-back clean-sheet wins, and the Gallego squad are quickly moving further away from a potential relegation threat over the final weeks of the campaign. That said, they are not expected to have it easy here – Barcelona have been one of the best away sides in the league and are currently tied at the top of the standings with Real Madrid, though they sit second place to their negative H2H record against Los Merengues. As if that wasn't enough, Barca also own a huge advantage in the recent head-to-head game, going W3, D2, L1 in their last six Liga matches against Celta Vigo. Can they extend that lead and earn a another win here?

Recent Form

Celta Vigo: W2, D2, L1

FC Barcelona: W4, D1

Team News

Celta Vigo

OUT: Sergio Alvarez (knee)

Doubtful: None

FC Barcelona

OUT: Ousmane Dembele (hamstring), Sergio Busquets (suspension), Sergi Roberto (ribs), Frenkie de Jong (calf)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Celta Vigo: Ruben Blanco; Joseph Aidoo, Jeison Murillo, Kevin, Lucas Olaza; Fran Beltran, Denis Suarez, Okay, Rafinha; Iago Aspas, Fyodor Smolov

FC Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Ivan Rakitic, Arthur, Arturo Vidal; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann

Top Picks

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona: Another week, another matchup where Messi is recommended as captain. It might get boring, but the Barcelona star has great ascendancy over the squad and is an impact performer regardless of the team he is facing. The Argentina international has two goals and three assists in four games since the league resumed earlier this month.

Iago Aspas, Celta Vigo: Aspas could be a strong captaincy alternative in a Celta-based lineup, but he is good enough to take part in almost any squad of this matchup. The former Liverpool winger has registered goals in back-to-back matches, and Celta have won both contests.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Iago Aspas
  3. Arturo Vidal
  4. Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Dream11 Team

GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen

DF: Lucas Olaza

DF: Jordi Alba

DF: Nelson Semedo

MF: Arturo Vidal

MF: Ivan Rakitic

MF: Denis Suarez

MF: Rafinha

MF: Arthur

FW: Lionel Messi (C)

FW: Iago Aspas (VC)

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