Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid in La Liga.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Fresh from holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw in the Copa del Rey, Celta Vigo will look to make life difficult for Real Madrid in the La Liga (LL). The defending Champions Madrid have fallen behind in the title race and will hope for a new start after the Christmas break. Which way will this Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid fixture go? Check our our Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid prediction, betting tip and match preview.
Celta Vigo come into this fixture placed 11th in the table, having played 17 games (21pts, W6, D3, L8). There is no imminent danger of relegation, but are lagging in the race for European qualification. The worry for them is their up-and-down home form, which saw them win just three of their eight games (W3, D2, L3). There is a theory that they may prioritize Copa Del Rey for qualifying for the European competition. Having held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Celta will hope that their domestic commitments do not take a back seat because of that!
Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid are provisionally 14 points off the table toppers Barcelona after losing at the Santiago Bernabeu on December 23. They have played a game lesser, due to their commitments in the Club World Cup last month. The Los Blancos are fourth in the table having played 16 games (31pts, W9, D4, L3). His job is not exactly on the line, but a loss to Celta may push Florentino Perez to look at Zidane’s position. Getting all three points against Celta Vigo is not going to be easy, as Barcelona found out in their 2-2 draw at Camp Nou earlier in the season. Add to that the fact that Real are winless in their last three away matches (D2, L1) doesn’t post a pretty picture ahead of this Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid fixture.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid H2H
Both these sides have faced each other 40 times so far with Real having 24 wins, 12 losses, and just four draws. The last five Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid matches saw Real winning three, drawing one, and losing just once.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Team News
Celta Vigo have no injury worries ahead of this fixture.
For Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal is suspended while Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema have injury problems.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Probable Line-ups
Celta Vigo: Blanco, Mallo, Gomez, Cabral, Jonny, Wass, Hernandez, Lobotka, Sisto, Gomez, Aspas.
Real Madrid: Navas, Hakimi, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid betting tip
It is easy to back Real Madrid to win this Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid fixture. But, the visitors know that they can’t take Celta for granted, whatever may be their form coming into this fixture. The hosts could cling on for a draw and backing them to do so looks a good option too. However, the form that Aspas is in – scoring in five successive matches – makes it a good pick to choose the Celta player find the back of the net.