Barcelona's journey in La Liga continues with their second game of the season on Thursday when Lionel Messi and company head to Celta de Vigo. Barça won their first game with a resounding 4-0 win over Villarreal, with young sensation Ansu Fati scoring twice, while Messi finished off a penalty.


Celta is coming off a 1-1 draw in Valladolid, where the club created just one shot on goal.


Here's how you can watch the game and what you need to know:






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Date: Thursday, October 1

Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Location: Balaidos - Vigo, Spain

TV: beIN Sports Live Stream: fuboTV (Try it for free)

Odds: Barça -188; Draw +333; Celta Vigo +500 (via William Hill Sportsbook)

stories

Barça: Well, it was a good start. Ronald Koeman's management as a Barça coach began with a beautiful victory where Fati was the star. Messi looked pretty sharp, he seemed committed as expected, and now it's time to take him on the road. The defense looked good to allow just one shot on goal, but they must be wary of the versatility of veteran forward Iago Aspas, Celta's only real scoring threat.


Celta: Aspas is in top form with three goals in his last two games and has been clinical in set pieces, and defensively the team has reacted well. Of course, Barça is a different team with a lot of speed in attack, so they will need to close in numbers and play with a deeper baseline. The potential is there to get a result, just like last season, but they must be near perfect on defense.


Prediction

Messi scores again and Barça continues with his perfect start. Pick: Barca 2, Celta 1

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