Real Madrid will be hoping to continue their revival from a devastating three defeats in six days at the host relegation-threatened Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon. Unsurprisingly, Madrid are heavy favourites for this game against a side who have lost nine of their last 11 league games.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 16 March, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Madrid won a pulsating encounter in Vigo 4-2 back in November – Karim Benzema, Dani Ceballos and Sergio Ramos among the scorers in what proved to be Antonio Mohamed’s final game at the helm of Celta.
|Real Madrid to win both halves||17/10||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||5/4||Offer|
|Brais Mendez anytime scorer||21/4||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid are out of the title race in La Liga – they languish 12 points behind league leaders Barcelona and are also out of all cup competitions.
Last week’s 4-1 victory at Real Valladolid felt like going through the motions after a humiliating series of defeats at home to Barca (x2) and Ajax.
Celta Vigo are in dreadful form – they are without star player Iago Aspas and have collected just four points from their last 11 league games.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema’s double at Real Valladolid last time out has brought him up to 22 goals for the campaign and he is priced at 5/6 to continue his good form in front of goal this season in this clash.
One to watch for Celta Vigo: Spain international Brais Mendez is the dangerman for Celta – he has five goals this season and was the last Celta player to score a goal (against Levante, 16 February). He is 21/4 to find the net here, as he did against Madrid earlier in the season.
Long shot: Real Madrid have failed to score in two of their last three domestic games. Celta’s new coach Fran Escriba is renowned for being defensive and will seek to sit deep in this game. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 18/1.