Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid).
Real Madrid have easily been the best team in the competition this season, and they are rightfully placed at the top of the table. This Sunday, at the Bernabeu, they take on the relegation-threatened Celta Vigo, and quite obviously are considered the favorites.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Head-to-head (h2h)
- 20 of the previous 25 wins had gone to Real Madrid.
- The reverse fixture saw Real Madrid winning 1-3 on the road.
- 12 of the prior 13 games saw Celta Vigo conceding two or more goals.
- Eight of the last nine encounters at this venue saw the hosts winning.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Match Preview
Real Madrid won on the road 1-4, against Osasuna. After their surprise exit from the Copa, it was a strong comeback by the team, and made a statement to the rest of the league, that they still are the team to beat in the Spanish top flight.
It was also important for the Los Blancos to get back into their winning ways as fast as they could. The UCL is about to restart, and they are supposed to take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Any sign of weakness will be severely punished by the Spaniard, and Zinedine Zidane made sure that his boys would in peak mental condition before making the trip to Etihad.
Meanwhile, Celta recorded a rare win the prior game week. They were at home, and had played hosts to Sevilla. In the closely-contested affair, the hosts managed to record a narrow 2-1 scoreline to take the win.
While it was a much-needed victory for the team, the fact that they next take on the Royal Whites, still remain. Loyal fans will probably spend the night before praying, considering that the relegation battle is about to get intense.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Real Madrid are the toppers of the table, and have been the absolute best in Spain this season. They have lost just once this whole league campaign, and not once at home. As of now, they have won nine of their last ten overall fixtures, and were unbeaten in 35 of their preceding 37 games.
At home, disregarding their close loss against Sociedad the last week in the Copa, the team has not lost once in 2019-20, and this further raises the importance of home advantage this match-day.
Going on, Celta are hanging above the relegation cut-off in the 17th spot, with a cushion of just two points. Also, they have so far recorded a total of just four wins from their total 23 match-ups in the league this season, and just once on the road.
In fact, since the February of last year, Vigo have won four times away from home. Twice it came in the Copa against teams from the lower division, one was in a friendly, and only one have come in the league. Moreover, 20 of the last 25 overall h2h wins had gone to Zidane’s men, and they had also won eight of the past nine such meetings here.
Taking into account all these findings, it’s crystal clear that Real Madrid are the overwhelming favorites this Sunday.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Real Madrid/ Real Madrid @ 1.80 (4/5)
Real Madrid to Score in First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).