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Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview

La Liga 2015-16
Real Madrid
Real Madrid C.F.
vs Celta Vigo
Real Club Celta de Vigo, S.A.D.
Schedule
Saturday, 5 March 2016 at 15:00 GMT / 15:00 UK / 20:30 IST
Venue
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid

Preview

Joel Amorim

Next Saturday, 5th of March 2016, a somewhat fragilized Real Madrid will measure forces with Celta de Vigo at the emblematic Santiago Bernabéu for the opening match of Round 28 of the Spanish Liga BBVA.

Will Real Madrid be able to return to wins at Santiago Bernabéu?
Will Real Madrid be able to return to wins at Santiago Bernabéu?

Zinedine Zidane produced several changes in Real Madrid’s starting line-up for the match against Levante at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia. Suspensions and injuries forced the Frenchman to bring in some young players such as Lucas Vázquez and Borja Mayoral, but Real Madrid managed to leave the Comunidad Valenciana with the three points.

Levante started the match at full steam and the former Italian wonder boy Giuseppe Rossi would have opened the score if it wasn’t for the splendid stop by Keylor Navas, who returned to Estadi Ciutat de Valencia after having played three season for the Granotes. Despite the home side’s good start, it was Real Madrid who opened the score when Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot. Four minutes later, the canterano Borja Mayoral hit the post with a powerful scorcher from outside the box, but the ball rebounded on Levante’s goalkeeper and ended up in the second goal of the night.

It was an overall pale performance by Real Madrid, who have only secured their win when Isco scored the 3-1 on injury time. For next weekend’s predictably complicated match against Celta de Vigo, Zinedine Zidane will still not be able to rely on the services of Marcelo and Karim Benzema, who remain sidelined due to injury. Luka Modric and Alvaro Arbeloa, who have not yet fully recovered from their respective injuries, are also in doubt out there.

As for Celta de Vigo, the Galician team extended their undefeated streak to three matches after conceding a goalless draw against Villarreal at Los Balaídos last time out. It was an extremely frantic match with both teams looking for the winning goal and with two goalkeepers, Sergio Alvarez and Areola, putting up some vintage performances.

Eduardo Berizzo’s men are currently on the 6th place of La Liga table, a stand that would allow them to have European football next season.

For next weekend’s difficult visit to Santiago Bernabéu, the Argentinean manager will not be able to rely on the contribution of Andreu Fontas, who will miss the rest of the season due to an Achilles’ tendon injury.

Real Madrid

Stats: W-4 L-0 D-1

Recent Form - WLDWW

Celta de Vigo

Stats: W-1 L-2 D-2

Recent Form - DWWLD

Possible Line-ups

Real Madrid (4-2-3-1) – Navas - Danilo - Ramos - Pepe - Nacho - Kroos - Kovacic - Ronaldo - James - Lucas - Mayoral

Celta de Vigo (4-2-3-1) - Sergio Alvarez - Mallo - Gomez - Cabral - Jonny - Wass - Diaz - Orellana - Nolito - Aspas - Guidetti

Injury List / Suspended Players

Real Madrid - Marcelo (inj) - Benzema (inj) - Modric (in doubt) - Arbeloa (in doubt)

Celta de Vigo - Andreu Fontas (inj)

Head-to-head matches:

24.10.15

PRI

Celta Vigo

Real Madrid

1 : 3

26.04.15

PRI

Celta Vigo

Real Madrid

2 : 4

06.12.14

PRI

Real Madrid

Celta Vigo

3 : 0

11.05.14

PRI

Celta Vigo

Real Madrid

2 : 0

06.01.14

PRI

Real Madrid

Celta Vigo

3 : 0

League Positions

POSLPCLUBPWDLGFGAGDPTS
2Real Madrid382864110347690
6Celta Vigo38179125159-860
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Predictions

Total 4 predictions
  1. 1236 predictions (Pass rate: 66.67%)

    Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo Match Winner Prediction

    Pass

    Real Madrid won the last two matches against Celta de Vigo at Santiago Bernabéu by 3-0 and, despite their less impressive moment of form, they are slightly favourites next time out.

  2. 1236 predictions (Pass rate: 66.67%)

    Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo Predictable Goal Scorers

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    Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo - James Rodríguez - Isco

    Celta de Vigo - Nolito - Aspas - Guidetti

  3. 1236 predictions (Pass rate: 66.67%)

    Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo - Both teams to score

    Pass

    It is more than likely that both teams will score next Saturday at Santiago Bernabéu.

  4. 1236 predictions (Pass rate: 66.67%)

    Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo Half-Time Result

    Pass

    Draw or Win for Real Madrid

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