Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:15 UK
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid started their season campaign in stunning style defeting Real Soceidad 3-0 at San Sebastian. Gareth Bale scored twice for the Los Blancos, while the youngster Marco Asensio who got the nod ahead of James Rodgriguez scored a brace. To start the season with a win was rather important for Zinedine Zidane. This also made sure that they can effectively cover the prolonged absence of their star man Cristiano Ronaldo, who is out with an injury picked up in the Euro 2016 finals in France.
Celta Vigo on the other hand were stunned by the newly promoted Deportivo Leganes at home. This was always going to be a tricky affair and a 75th minute goal from Víctor Diaz was enough to hand the minnows a win in the opening day of the La Liga season.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-Head
Real Madrid are on a four match winning run against Celta Vigo. The latest meeting between the two sides was at Santiago Bernebeu in which Ronaldo run rout scoring four goals to hand Real a massive 7-1 win.
Real Madrid have also won in the the last five home matches against Celta, scoring 19 goals against 2 conceded.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
It is hard to see Celta trouble Real Madrid as they have suffered heavy losses when these two came face-to-face in recent seasons. They have conceded 11 goals in the two meetings of last season alone.
Moreover, Real Madrid hardly disappoint while they play at home. They have won in 12 of the last 13 games at the Bernebeu. They also averages 4.1 goals per games in the 10 home matches in La Liga since January 2016.
So, we are likely to see another expansive attacking game from the Los Blancos as they want nothing less than a win from the first competitive match of the season at the Santiago Bernebeu.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Betting Tips
Real Madrid to score over 2.5 goals at 1.66.
Gareth Bale to Score any-time at 1.70.