Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo La Liga Betting Tips and Preview

Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo, La Liga

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.

Unsurprisingly, Madrid are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 27/100 with a Celta victory priced at 10/1 and the draw available at 9/2.

These fixtures tend to produce a lot of goals with an incredible 25 going in across the five previous meetings, so over 3.5 goals at 5/4 appears to be a solid bet with over 4.5 at 27/10.

A ‘double chance’ on Celta to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 11/4 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 20/23 while Madrid to win both halves is at 17/10.

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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.

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