Tip Real Madrid - Celta Vigo
Struggling Celta Vigo travel to the Spanish capital this weekend for their La Liga fixture at Real Madrid. That's the same Real Madrid who are top of the table and unbeaten in 14 games in the league. A shock exit from the Copa Del Rey (prolonging Zidane's wait to win his first domestic cup as a manager) didn't have any knock-on effects, Los Blancos bouncing back with an assured 4-1 at Osasuna. Three points clear of reigning champions Barcelona, Madrid have an exciting combination of experience and budding talent in their ranks; not to mention a magician on the sidelines. A winner of the Champions League in every full season of his managerial career, Zidane will be aiming to keep that incredible record up this season. A first league title since 2017 also looks on the cards for a Madrid flourishing with Karim Benzema up front and a supporting cast of goalscorers that includes Sergio Ramos.
Down at the other end of the table, Celta have been struggling. Two points clear of the relegation zone in 17th place, they have only managed to win three games all season. At least one of them came as recently as the weekend. Their 2-1 win over Sevilla ended an eight-game winless streak. As 70% of their points have this season, those three were picked up at their Balaídos stadium. They have lost seven of their 11 games on the road and will take on a Madrid side yet to lose at the Bernabeu. As promising as that victory over Sevilla was, we can only see one result: A Real Madrid win. Back the home side to do it with a clean sheet.
Key points Real Madrid - Celta Vigo
Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 14 La Liga matches.
Real Madrid have only conceded 14 goals in their 23 La Liga games.
Celta Vigo have lost 7 of their 11 La Liga matches away from home.
Conclusion Real Madrid - Celta Vigo
Real Madrid have won their last four meetings with Celta Vigo by an aggregate score of 15-3. Given that they average less than a goal per game away from home, we don't see Celta pulling any goals back in this encounter. Back Real Madrid to win with a clean sheet.
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Real Madrid Celta Vigo Prediction published on February 13, 2020