Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid lost their five-game winning streak in La Liga in the last clash but has kept their unbeaten streak intact for the past six clashes in the campaign. Los Blancos will need a win to take back the topper’s position on the table. The 1-1 draw on the road with Elche last time out was their sixth winless game in the 16 league appearances so far this season.
With their six-game long unbeaten run in the campaign as of late, Celta Vigo can trouble Zidane’s boys at Marid. The visitor will try to build on their unbeaten run, following the 2-1 win at home against the likes of Huesca in the previous encounter. The Celticos are ten points behind the host with 6 wins and 5 draws in their 16 attempts until now.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has been unbeaten in their last eight meetings across all major contests.
- Their previous encounter in February 2020 had resulted in a 2-2- draw at Madrid.
- Both teams have been scoring goals in three of their recent five league fixtures.
- The Celticos have lost only one of their last 14 clashes, including two CDR matches.
- Only one of their last five La Liga encounters has ended in a draw since 2018.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Real Madrid was caught in a draw in their last h2h meeting with the guest last season. It was at their prime time in the league last season as Los Blancos made a comeback post lockdown to earn the title.
Keeping that in mind, Zidane will not take the Celticos as an easy win, despite the home win being the most probable result in the upcoming clash. With their squad strength and ground advantage, the home win in full-time seems to be the ideal choice for the punters in the encounter.
Celta Vigo will come into the game with a six-game unbeaten streak with just one draw in it. Since there are no big names in their unbeaten run on the other side, the away team will struggle a bit to keep their points intact in the Saturday clash.
They can still trouble the host’s strikers, which is why the tip for under 3.5 goals will probably be the best bet from the goals area to yield decent returns.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.57 (4/7).
Real Madrid to win @ 1.44 (4/9).