Group leaders Real Madrid hosts already eliminated Celtic at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday and are looking to seal the top spot. You can live-bet on the Champions League action by using our sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest Champions League odds, stats, injury reports, and Champions League lines for Real Madrid vs Celtic. We’ve plenty of Champions League betting odds for you to consider.
Real Madrid: Soccer Royalty
Los Blancos lost their first competitive game since April as they fell to RB Leipzig last week. They also stumbled to Girona on the weekend in La Liga, but they are still leading both the UCL and domestic league standings.
Real Madrid must win on Wednesday to finish at the top of their group over RB Leipzig. Leipzig faces off against Shakhtar Donetsk in their last match, and if they win and Madrid loses or draws, the Bundesliga side will finish at the top of Group F.
They are unbeaten at home this term across all competition. Their performances this season have been extraordinary and they are the main contender to win La Liga and, quite possibly, the Champions League again. They went easy on RB Leipzig last week and it was a mistake because now they have to fight for the first spot again so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Real Madrid will be without Ballon D’or winner Karim Benzema for this one as the Frenchman continues to recover from muscular fatigue after three games out of the side. Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard may come into the squad while Aurelien Tchouameni should return to the midfield after he was given time off against Girona. A new star has emerged this season with Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde, who was excellent last term but has truly become a top player this campaign.
Celtic: Only Pride on the Line
Celtic has been the most dominant team in Scotland if we do not count Rangers, who sometimes manage to upset them. Even so, Celtic is not as strong as the teams in the top competition in Europe and we saw it in this group. Celtic has no chance to reach third place and, at this point, all they have to fight for is pride.
Maintaining their four-point lead over Rangers at the top of the domestic league, Celtic strolled to a 3-0 win over Livingston as Kyogo Furuhashi scored his eighth goal in 10 league appearances. While a positive result is unlikely, given Los Blancos’ home record and the difference in quality between the two sides, Celtic will be up for the fight and will look to take Real Madrid all the way.
This will be a fast-paced game with a lot of space in the open field for both teams to take advantage of, so if you’re betting online you should also check the goals market as we’re expecting a high-scoring affair. For the visitors, Callum McGregor will continue his spell on the sidelines after he sustained a knee injury against RB Leipzig.
Real Madrid vs Celtic Head-to-Head
In two head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Real Madrid holds the clear advantage, winning both games. Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde and Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior have both scored six goals in the league for Real Madrid. Madrid’s loss against RB Leipzig was their first loss of the season in all competitions. Celtic is 0-5 in their last five matches against a Spanish team in the Champions League and have only scored one goal in those five matches.
Real Madrid vs Celtic Match Information
- Game: Real Madrid (3-1-1) vs Celtic (0-2-3)
- Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid, Spain)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1:45 p.m. ET
- Real Madrid vs Celtic Live Stream: fuboTV
Real Madrid vs Celtic Betting Lines
Real Madrid vs Celtic Prediction
Los Blancos enter this clash as heavy favorites on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 3½.
After a slight glitch from Ancelotti’s troops, we expect a professional performance here to get the job done in the Champions League. But will they cover? We don’t expect them to do it because they don’t need to play their best football in order to beat Celtic. Despite not winning a match this Champions League season, Celtic still possesses a strong offensive unit and can penetrate the Madrid backline.