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Barcelona: 3 reasons why the Catalans will beat Celta Vigo

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After another tumultuous El Clasico in Madrid, Barcelona can get back to the nitty gritty without the circus.

Celta Vigo are next up at the Camp Nou as Barca go searching for another three points to preserve their lead at the top and with no further injury concerns, Luis Enrique has the luxury of an almost full-strength line up to choose from.

Let's take a look at three reasons why the Catalans will emerge victorious against Celta once again...

History

Whilst Celta aren't likely to come to Camp Nou and 'freeze,' the fact remains that they have failed to win at the venue in all competitions for the last 20 years, per Soccer Punter. For any supporters of the away side looking to draw crumbs of comfort, don't bother. There aren't any.

Putting a positive spin on proceedings is delusional at best. For Celta to take anything from this game they will have to enjoy an extremely good day at the office and Barca endure a really poor one.

That's hardly likely to happen.

Luis Enrique

This time last season, Luis Enrique was guiding Saturday's opponents towards a reasonable ninth place finish, whilst playing a sparkling brand of football along the way. When the managerial vacancy became available at Barcelona, despite only being a year into the project at the Galicians, it was an offer that Lucho though too good to turn down.

No one could've envisaged just how well his management style has fitted Barca like a glove, but it's clear that "coming home" has suited him. Thus far, he has extracted the absolute maximum from his players and there's absolutely reason to doubt he won't do exactly the same again in this one.

Hungry Suarez

The other Luis, Suarez, needs games to get back to full match fitness, but with those games will come goals. Guaranteed. With 31 last season to tie with Cristiano Ronaldo for the golden shoe, the Uruguayan lives for sticking ball in onion bag.

If the manager decides to rest some other senior players, Celta may have some brief respite. But don't expect anything less than a hungry Suarez hammering down the door all game long, with appropriate reward by the end of proceedings.

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