Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid – La Liga : Celta de Vigo is always a sneaky club that sets up good teams.
The Galicians have been making peaceful campaigns, fighting for the Europa League in some seasons, while finishing on midtable positions in other seasons. This season, they are exactly in the middle of the league table, occupying the 11th place.
They have quality on the offensive sector, but they usually have ups & downs. Celta de Vigo was winless for 3 matches, but on the last round they won the Galician derby, in La Coruña, 3-1.
That was a very important win that allowed the team to gain some breathing room.
Midweek they played against Barcelona in Copa del Rey and tied 1-1, postponing the decision to the 2nd leg on a tie that is still wide open.
Celta played with most of their starters on that encounter.
Real Madrid this season has been making a dreadful campaign and the team is still very distant from 1st place who is occupied by their great rivals Barcelona.
The Madrid team has really compromised their title chances at the beginning of the season, dropping points in almost inexplicable fashion.
Real Madrid is 14 points behind Barcelona, although they have one less match played.
On the last 5 matches, they’ve only won twice, which is not normal for a team like Real Madrid, being the current champions.
It is also worth mentioning that their last league match was against Barcelona at home, and they lost 0-3.
Midweek the team returned to winning ways in Copa del Rey, beating Numancia 3-0. On that match, they utilised their reserves and some starters/substitutes such as Gareth Bale, Isco or Asensio.
Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I believe that Real Madrid will want to start off this year of 2018 with a victory in the league. Only a very consistent Real Madrid will be able to put some pressure on Barcelona in the fight for the title.
The Merengues know they can’t falter in this match and Celta de Vigo is not an easy opponent.
I see Real Madrid going into this match strong, with a good dynamic, and the fact that they rested some key players like Ronaldo might prove to be crucial in this encounter.
Celta de Vigo is within Real Madrid’s reach, but the Merengues have to start off strong, which I believe will happen because they know the true value of their opponents.
In my opinion. betting on Real Madrid, at these odds, has value.
|Real Madrid to win||