Real Madrid have played two games more than Atletico Madrid, but Atletico Madrid lead La Liga with 35 points (Real Madrid have 33 points). That’s why “Los Blancos” can’t afford to lose against Celta de Vigo next Saturday.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and sports betting odds for Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo while making some predictions.
Game: Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo
Location: Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
Time: Saturday, January 2, 3:00pm ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
|Celta de Vigo||+1||+550||3||½|
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 117
- Real Madrid Victories: 66 (267 goals)
- Celta de Vigo Victories: 32 (150 goals)
- Draws: 19
Last season, at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Celta de Vigo managed to draw 2-2 against Real Madrid. Fedor Smolov and Santi Mina scored for the visitors, while Toni Kroos and Sergio Ramos did it for the home side.
Smolov now plays for Lokomotiv (Russia); Santi Mina remains with Celta de Vigo.
Prior to that game, Real Madrid beat Celta de Vigo 3-1 at Municipal de Balaidos stadium. Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Lucas Vasquez scored for “Los Blancos”; Iker Losada scored a last-minute goal for Celta de Vigo.
Real Madrid have 12 straight games without losing against Celta de Vigo. During that span “Los Blancos” have a 10-2-0 record; the last time that Celta de Vigo beat Real Madrid was in the 2013-14 season (2-0), when Luis Enrique was Celta’s manager and Carlo Ancelotti was Madrid’s manager.
Real Madrid -215 | Celta de Vigo +550
Why Bet on Real Madrid?
Last Wednesday, Real Madrid couldn’t beat Elche (1-1), but prior to that game they won five in a row, including a huge 2-0 against Atletico Madrid.
Against Elche, Real Madrid did play better, but Elche’s goalkeeper Edgar Badia had a very good day. Both Eden Hazard and Federico Valverde played a little, looking to regain some rhythm and confidence after being injured.
Now, Real Madrid has 33 points thanks to a 10-3-3 record. They already beat Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, giving them the edge in case of a tie at the top.
They have scored 28 goals (second-best in the league), and they have allowed 15 (second-worst among the top five). Marcelo is also back, giving Zinedine Zidane more options over the defense.
Karim Benzema is the team’s top scorer with eight goals. He scored in three of their last four domestic games. He also leads the assists department with five, followed by Rodrygo with four, but lately the young Brazilian striker has been relegated to the bench.
Real Madrid have a 5-0-2 record at home; they lost against Deportivo Alaves (2-1) and Cadiz (1-0). They are 9-1-6 against the spread and 2-4-1 over/under when playing at home. Keep in mind that they are playing at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium because they are remodeling Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Why Bet on Celta de Vigo?
Celta de Vigo did win their last game; 2-1 against S.D. Huesca. In fact, Celta de Vigo have won five of their last six La Liga games, and during that span they have scored 14 goals and only allowed three.
Right now, Celta de Vigo have 23 points (eighth place) thanks to a 6-5-5 record. They have scored 22 goals and allowed the exact same 22 goals.
So far, Celta de Vigo haven’t beaten any of the favorites; they lost against Barcelona (3-0), Atletico Madrid (2-0) and Real Sociedad (4-1).
Individually, Iago Aspas is having a great season; he’s La Liga top scorer with nine goals, one more than Karim Benzema. He scored in four of their last five games, and he also leads La Liga in assists with six.
Celta de Vigo have struggled a little when playing on the road. They have a 1-5-2 record; their only victory was against Athletic Bilbao (2-0). Celta de Vigo also have a 1-3-4 record against the spread and an 1-3-4 over/under record when playing on the road.
Discarded Players and Projected Line-ups
For the first time in a long time, most of Real Madrid’s players are healthy. Just Rodrygo remains questionable.
Real Madrid’s projected lineup is Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Vinicius Jr., Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema.
On Celta de Vigo’s side, Juanca, Kevin Vazquez and Sergio Alvarez are out due to injury.
Celta de Vigo’s expected lineup is Ruben Blanco, Hugo Mallo, Nestor Araujo, Jeison Murillo, Lucas Olaza, Renato Tapia, Brais Mendez, Denis Suarez, Miguel Baeza, Iago Aspas and Nolito.
Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo Betting Pick: Real Madrid to win
Over/Under 3 goals
Real Madrid (10-3-3) | Celta de Vigo (6-5-5)
Yes, four of the last Real Madrid-Celta de Vigo matchups went over three goals, but these are two very different teams.
Real Madrid’s last two games went under three goals, and they average 1.7 goals per game. Neither of the last three Celta de Vigo’s games went over three goals, and they average 1.3 goals per game.
Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo Betting Pick: Under 3 goals
Final Score Prediction: Real Madrid 2 – Celta de Vigo 0
Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo Betting Props Predictions
When you do your soccer betting at BetUS you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. As we already mentioned, Real Madrid haven’t lost against Celta de Vigo since the 2013-2014 season. Those will be live closer to game time, so just keep checking for the odds.
Here’s a quick rundown of Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo latest results (La Liga):
- Real Madrid 2 – Celta de Vigo 2 (0-1 at half time)
- Celta de Vigo 1 – Real Madrid 3 (0-1 at half time)
- Real Madrid 2 – Celta de Vigo 0 (0-0 at half time)
- Celta de Vigo 2 – Real Madrid 4 (0-1 at half time)
- Real Madrid 6 – Celta de Vigo 0 (3-0 at half time)
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