European champions Real Madrid will be looking to build on last weekend’s win over Real Valladolid as they travel to take on a tricky Celta Vigo side Sunday evening. Despite the contrasting form of the two teams, Madrid will be favourites to secure three points.
Where and when: Abanca-Balaídos, Vigo – 11 November, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: An early Gareth Bale double put Madrid on course for a 6-0 victory in the most recent meeting in Madrid back in May. However, Celta held Los Blancos to a 2-2 draw in the equivalent fixture back in January.
|Celta Vigo to win||18/5||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||23/10||Offer|
|Iago Aspas anytime scorer||17/10||Offer|
Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Despite last Saturday’s unconvincing 2-0 home victory over Real Valladolid, the crisis is still very much set at Real Madrid who do not have a permanent Coach.
Prior to that victory, Los Blancos had picked up just one point in their previous five league games – a run which saw Coach Julen Lopetegui unsurprisingly fired with Santiago Solari appointed on an interim basis and the Argentine looks set to be at the helm for this one.
This trip to Galicia represents Solari’s toughest test yet despite the fact that Celta have managed to win just once in their last eight league games.
Under Antonio Mohamed, Celta had collected 10 points in their first four league games but like Madrid, their form nosedived and they are now in the bottom half of the standings.
It is perhaps somewhat surprising that it is the away side who are still strong favourites to win this encounter at odds of 13/20, with Celta priced at 18/5 and the draw available at 17/5.
These fixtures tend to produce goals with 43 going in across the last nine meetings, so over 4.5 goals at 23/10 appears to be a solid bet with over 3.5 at 1.
A ‘double chance’ on Celta to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 13/10 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/5.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 7/5.
One to watch for Celta Vigo: Iago Aspas is in red-hot form for the hosts with nine goals this season and four goals in his last four games. The Spain international is 17/10 to score anytime.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Gareth Bale has gone seven games without a goal after netting ten goals in ten appearances for Madrid. He will be looking to rediscover his goalscoring touch here against opponents whom he netted four league goals against last season, and he is 22/25 to score anytime.
Long shot: Madrid have netted just five goals in their last seven La Liga games while recently failed to score at home to Alaves. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 26/1.