Real Madrid blew up the chance to get on level terms with cross city rivals Atletico Madrid after the loss to Sevilla on the midweek. Still, they will be confident getting back to Bernabeu as their home recent form is nothing but brilliant. Zidane might rest a host of key players here, still there is plenty of quality in the fringes to put three points on the board here.
Celta are 12th in the table and are coming on the back of a five match win-less streak. Their away form is miserable and lost 6 of the last 7 managing 1 point in the process. They did manage to beat Real Madrid in their last trip to the Bernabeu, but that was a Copa Del Rey clash of last season. They lost in each of their previous 6 visits to the stadium prior to that and current stats are encouraging for Los Blancos fans.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head
The teams settled for a 2-2 draw earlier this season. Gareth Bale scored Real’s both goals, while Daniel Wass and Maximiliano Gomez found the back of the net for the Galician outfit.
Excluding cup games, Real are unbeaten in the last 7 La Liga games against Celta with 6 wins and 1 draw.
Their last meeting at the Bernabeu was in last season’s Copa Del Rey, won by Celta on a 2-1 margin. The Los Blancos won 6 on the bounce prior to that.
Nine of their last 10 head-to-head meetings at the Bernabeu saw over 2.5 goals.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Zinedine Zidane is expected to field a heavily rotated squad once again, anyhow Ronaldo is unlikely to be risked after picking up an ankle injury in the Clasico last weekend. However, this could hardly make a different in the final outcome of the match especially when Celta Vigo’s form is all over the places, both at home and away.