Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Copa del Rey – Quarter Final, First Leg
Date: Wednesday, 18th January 2017
Kick-Off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid’s 40 match unbeaten run has come to an end with the 2-1 defeat to Sevilla on the weekend LaLiga match. They were leading 1-0 until 85th minute before a Sergio Ramos own goal and a wonder strike from new signing Steven Jovetic ended the dream run of Zidane. The Sanchez Pizjuan is always a difficult ground for the Los Blancos and they have squandered a lead and fell to defeat for the second consecutive visit here for a league game.
The Los Blancos defeated Sevilla 6-3 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey round of 16, courtesy of a 3-0 win at home in first leg followed by a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Celta Vigo are in some form at the moment as notched up their 5th win in a row by squeezing out a 1-0 win over Alaves on Sunday. They defeated Valencia on both legs of the round of 16 fixture – 4-1 at the Mestalla before edging a 2-1 win at home.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head stats
The Santiago Bernabeu is not a happy hunting ground for Celta Vigo. They lost 2-1 in their visit earlier this season, but suffered one of the biggest defeats by 7-1 margin here last season. Real Madrid have won in the last 6 home matches against Celta in all competitions scoring a total of 21 goals against 2 conceded.
Their latest clash in a Copa del Rey fixture was during the 2012/13 season. Celta won the fi4st leg at their home 2-1, but Madrid overturned the deficit with a 4-0 win at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Real Madrid are expected to win this match with easiness, but bookies are offering it at the lowest possible odds of 1.14. Therefore, our prime focus will be on the goal markets. Both teams have scored in the last four meetings across all venues producing a total of 21 goals. And Celta did lose in all of those four matches. As a result, both teams to score and Real Madrid at to win at 2.30 look like an excellent pick for this fixture.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Real Madrid to win at 2.30 (13/10).