Barcelona Vs. Celta Vigo: Where to Watch La Liga, TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

After a difficult week, Barcelona looks to return to winning ways when it hosts Celta Vigo on Saturday.

The Catalans' seven-game winning run in all competitions came to an end on Saturday with a 3-1 defeat away at Levante.

Leading 1-0 via a first-half penalty from Lionel Messi, Barcelona conceded three times in six second-half minutes to lose its third game of the campaign.

Barcelona's loss allowed Real Madrid and Real Sociedad to draw level at the top of the table with the reigning La Liga champions.

Saturday's defeat to Levante was followed by a goalless draw at home against Slavia Prague in the Champions League—only the fourth time Barcelona has failed to win at home in the competition in 34 attempts and the first time in 46 home games they have failed to score.

We're not playing as well as we'd like," Gerard Pique was quoted as saying by Spanish daily Marca.

"But we're in a good position in both La Liga and in the Champions League. The results aren't bad, but they could be better.

"I'm asking for patience. We've had stages before were we haven't played so well, for example under Luis Enrique, and then we ended up with [winning the] treble [in the 2014-15 season]."

The result left the Catalans top of Group F, a point clear of Borussia Dortmund, but did little to ease the pressure on coach Ernesto Valverde.

Marca reported on Wednesday that the 55-year-old could be on the verge of being relieved of his duties, with former Everton coach Ronald Koeman lined up as potential replacement.

The Dutchman spent seven seasons in Barcelona as a player, winning four La Liga titles, three Spanish Super Cups, one European Super Cup and one Spanish Cup.

Crucially, Koeman scored the winning goal in the 1992 European Cup final, when Barcelona lifted European soccer's greatest prize for the first time in history.

Koeman served as Louis Van Gaal's assistant during the latter's spell in charge of Barcelona between 1998 and 2000, before beginning his managerial career.

His last job at club level ended in disarray as he was fired by Everton, but he has since rebuilt his profile while in charge of the Netherlands national team.

Koeman's contract includes a clause that would allow him to leave after the 2020 European Championship, but he will be unavailable until then.

Other potential replacements include current Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag and River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo.

The Argentine has led his team to back-to-back Copa Libertadores finals and will reportedly be allowed to leave after River take on Flamengo in South American's soccer biggest game next month.

"Gallardo will be installed as Barcelona coach in December," former Argentina international Claudio Borghi, who now works as a TV commentator, told Spanish daily AS.

Valverde has tried to block out speculations over his future but a negative result on Saturday against a Celta side that is on a four-game running streak could spell the end for him.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Slavia Prague at Camp Nou on November 5 in Barcelona, Spain. Eurasia Sport Images/Getty

When and where is the game?

Barcelona hosts Celta Vigo at the Nou Camp on Saturday, November 9, with kick-off scheduled for 9 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET).

The two teams have split the last six meetings equally, with two wins apiece and two draws.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via beIN Sports website and beIN Sports' digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.


Barcelona's run of seven consecutive wins in all competitions came to an end with a 3-1 defeat away against Levante on Saturday. The Blaugrana remain league leaders by virtue of a superior goal difference but are level on points with Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.

Barcelona also remains top of Group F in the Champions League, despite drawing 0-0 at home against Slavia Prague on Tuesday.

Celta Vigo, meanwhile, remains in the relegation zone in La Liga after losing 1-0 at home against Getafe last week. The outfit has now lost the last four straight.

Team news

Barcelona will be without Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba, who are both dealing with muscular injuries.


According to Oddschecker, Barcelona is a 1/5 favorite, while the draw is at 6/1 and Celta is a 13/1 underdog.