Game Facts and Probable Scores:
Barcelona: Cillessen; Piqué, Vermaelen, Digne and Semedo; Sergio Busquets, Paulinho and André Gomes; Vidal, Denis Suárez and José Arnaiz.
Celta: Sergio Álvarez; Hugo Mallo, Sergi Gómez, Jonny and Fontàs, Wass, Lobotka and Hernández; Sisto, Gómez and Iago Aspas.
This Thursday, January 11, 2018, Barcelona and Celta face each other for the second round of the 2017/18 King’s Cup at Camp Nou in Barcelona.
The giant Barcelona will play against Celta in this round of 16 of the King’s Cup, and with the first leg tie, Barca have a great advantage, since they will play at home, but will use many reserves since the priority of Ernesto Valverde is the league , and not the King’s Cup, but even with the reserve players the chance of Barça’s victory is great, since in the last game away from home managed to hold the Celta who has a good offensive power, and for this match the tranquility of Barcelona working in the game will be greater.
Celta despite being in a very bad phase in the league, could be seeking the King’s Cup as a goal, since Unzué may not use as many players reserves as he did in the first leg, and for the game back I believe Celta will go all out, seeking to push Barça’s reserve defense to the maximum, to swing the net and hold the game.
As Barca suffers a bit against famous teams for having a good offensive sector, such as Celta’s, the chances of Valverde’s team taking a goal can be great, since they will use the reserve team, and how Barça will clearly rock the defense in Celta’s poor phase.
Prediction Today:Both teams score