Monday, May 29, 2023

Prediction: Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 20 Apr 2023


Prediction: Real Madrid to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Real Madrid and Celta de Vigo will lock horns with each other in La Liga this coming weekend. The match between Los Blancos and Los Celestes will be held at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid and is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time on Saturday.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid are having a great time in the UEFA Champions League, but Carlo Ancelotti’s side are unlikely to win the La Liga title for the second season in a row. Madrid beat Chelsea this week to book their place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and will take on defending Premier League champions Manchester City for a place in the final. Los Blancos won the UEFA Champions League last season, and they could clinch it yet again this campaign.

Madrid won the La Liga title with relative ease last season, but it now seems likely that they will lose the championship to bitter rivals Barcelona. Ancelotti’s team are second in the league table at the moment with 62 points from 29 matches, as many as 11 points behind leaders Barcelona.

Los Blancos will head into the La Liga match against Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid this coming weekend on the back of a 2-0 victory over Chelsea away from home at Stamford Bridge in London in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Madrid beat Cadiz 2-0 on the road in the league last weekend.

Team News:

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti is likely to deploy a 4-3-3 formation against Celta de Vigo. Karim Benzema is fully fit now, and the French striker will continue to lead the line. Vinicius Junior and Rodrigo Goes will be the two wide forwards.

Celta de Vigo

Celta de Vigo are an established club in La Liga who tend to do well and finish in mid-table. The Galician outfit do not tend to always challenge for the European places in the La Liga table, and they do avoid going down to the Segunda Division. And this season is no difference.

Os Celestes are 12th in the La Liga table at the moment with 36 points from 29 matches. Celta are as many as 15 points behind fourth-placed Real Sociedad and nine points above the relegation zone. Last season, they finished 11th in the La Liga table, and it seems that they are going to end up in a similar position this time around as well.

Celta will head into the match against Madrid on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Real Mallorca at home in La Liga. It came after a 2-2 draw with Sevilla on the road in the league and followed a 2-2 draw with Almeria in La Liga.

Team News:

Celta de Vigo are likely to line up in a 4-4-2 formation against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga this coming weekend. Ivan Villar will be in goal, while Iago Aspas and Haris Seferovic will be the two forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Real Madrid have lost 2 of their last 5 La Liga matches.
  • Real Madrid have conceded 24 goals in 29 La Liga matches.
  • Karim Benzema has scored 14 goals and provided 3 assists in 19 La Liga matches.
  • Celta de Vigo have scored 36 goals in 29 La Liga games.
  • Iago Aspas has scored 12 goals and given 3 assists in 29 La Liga games.


Celta de Vigo are doing well at the moment, and given Real Madrid’s inconsistent form of late, they will fancy at least picking up a point from the La Liga encounter. However, Madrid are a better team and playing at the Santiago Bernabeu will give them a massive advantage. It is very likely that Madrid will win this match with ease in the end.

Prediction: Real Madrid to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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