The Sunday evening action in La Liga sees league leaders Real Madrid play host to a struggling Celta Vigo side, who have managed to climb out of the relegation zone.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid – 16 February, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo: Premier Sports, William Hill
Last time: Madrid won 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu back in September thanks to goals from Brazilian youngsters Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Under 1.5 goals||9/5||Offer|
|Iago Aspas anytime scorer||3/1||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid are in ominous form – they have lost just once in their last 23 across all competitions – winning 18 in that time – with the only blot their Copa del Rey exit against Real Sociedad.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are now three points clear at the top of La Liga following Barcelona’s recent loss at Valencia while Los Blancos have five league wins in a row.
Celta’s last minute win over Sevilla last weekend was their first triumph in nine in La Liga – they have just two victories from their last 15 and three from 21.
The hosts are unsurprisingly favourites for this encounter at odds of 27/100 with a Celta victory priced at 10/1 and the draw available at 24/5.
Madrid have 13 clean sheets in 22 and 16 in total all season, so under 1.5 goals at 9/5 with bet Victor appears to be a solid bet with under 2.5 at 31/20.
A ‘double chance’ on Celta to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 27/10 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/33.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 3/4.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has 17 from 29 in all competitions this time out. Is priced at 13/20 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Celta Vigo: Striker Iago Aspas is Celta’s talisman and has scored 50 La Liga goals since the start of the 2017/18 and 888 Sport have temptingly priced him at 3/1 to add to that tally in this game.
Long shot: Madrid have kept 13 clean sheets in 22, while Celta have conceded just five goals in their last five. A scoreless draw here is priced at 18/1 with William Hill and appears to be notable value.