Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Balaidos (Vigo).
Celta Vigo was lucky to crawl through to this season, as they avoided the exit line by a margin of just four points. This time around, they are being tested right away. At home, they are supposed to take on the reinvigorated Real Madrid, who are desperate for a league triumph.
But one thing that Vigo has got going is their home form. In fact, it was their away ties which became their undoing in 2018-19, while in front of the home crowd, the squad was far better. To state a fact, their last five home league encounters had returned four wins and a draw.
Madrid will be aware of the challenge that awaits them. They need to begin on the right note, as football fans world over will be keen to see how Eden Hazard will get used to life in Spain. Moreover, after some prominent signings, and the return of Zinedine Zidane at the dugout, Los Blancos have no option but to put forth a terrific performance.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last ten wins went to Real.
- 11 of the last 12 meetings saw Celta conceding two or more goals.
- 10 of the last 12 wins at this venue went to the guests.
- 10 of the last 12 encounters at this stadium saw the guests registering two or more goals.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Prediction
Real fans are having a field day with their signings. After the loss of Ronaldo, their team was struggling a bit to keep up levels, but after the arrival of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Takefusa Kubo, etc the squad seems energized to terrorize defenses once again.
The previous Champions League winners are also tired of the Barcelona’s unchecked run in the league and will want to put an end to it.
By all means, we can expect the Royal Whites to come with intent, and put on a performance worthy of their stature.
Going on, h2h ties also support this claim amply. Nine of the last ten such wins went to the Madrid outfit, and so did 10 of the last 12 at this venue. In addition, 11 of the last 12 overall encounters saw Celta conceding two or more goals, and so did 10 of the last 12 at this venue.
If these stats are any indication, in all probability, we’re in line for a Real victory.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Real Madrid to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Real Madrid @ 1.50 (1/2).