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Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview



Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview


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20 March 2021 15:15 UK/ 16:15 CET La Liga Reale Arena

After surving Elche in their last league match, Real Madrid will be looking to stay in the title race when they take on Celta Vigo on Matchday 28. 

Karim Benzema once again saved Zinedine Zidane’s troops, and, no doubt, all eyes will be on the French attacker when Real Madrid and Celta Vigo take on each other at Estadio de Balaidos. 

Sergio Ramos has overcome his injury, while Eden Hazard, Mariano, and Dani Carvajal remain in the recovery room. Casemiro returns to the starting XI following the Champions League ban.

Os Celeste, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the 2020/21 La Liga season, with the team sitting in the tenth position in the standings. 

The Galicians failed to turn their dominance into victory in a goalless draw with Athletic Club, and seeing that they are on a four-match unbeaten run at home, we predict that they are going to grab something from Saturday’s clash. 

Hugo Mallo returns from suspension, while Sergio Alvarez, Ruben Blanco, and Emre Mor are all out of contention with injuries.

Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid: Head to Head

Teams Celta Vigo Real Madrid played so far 35 matches.
Celta Vigo won 7 direct matches. Real Madrid won 23 matches. 5 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.34 goals per Match.

Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid: Prediction

Celta Vigo in actual season average scored 1.42 goals per match. In 14 (93.33%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (53.33%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Real Madrid average scored 1.84 goals per match in season 2021. In 14 (73.68%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (42.11%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Celta will again be without the services of Ruben Blanco, Emre Mor and Sergio Alvarez through injury this weekend, but Hugo Mallo is available, having served a one-game ban against Athletic.

Mallo should return to the back four at right-back, but it could otherwise be the same side that started last time out, with Denis Suarez and Renato Tapia operating in the middle of the park.

Iago Aspas is a certain starter in the final third of the field, with Santi Mina expected to join him once again, while Nolito and Brais Mendez should feature in the wide positions.

As for Madrid, Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola and Mariano Diaz are again absent through injury, while Eden Hazard has picked up another muscular problem and is facing a period on the sidelines.

Casemiro is available for selection, having missed out against Atalanta through suspension, and the Brazilian should return to the starting side, with Federico Valverde potentially dropping out of the midfield.

A change to a 4-3-3 formation could also allow Asensio to return to the front three alongside Vinicius Junior and Benzema, leaving Rodrygo Goes and Isco as options from the bench.

Celta Vigo possible starting lineup:
Villar; Mallo, Araujo, Murillo, Martin; Mendez, Tapia, D Suarez, Nolito; Mina, Aspas

Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Vazquez, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio