Celta v Real Madrid will meet on Wednesday (20:15, UK Time) at Estadio Balaídos in the second leg of the quarter-finals round in Copa del Rey. The Galician team beat (1-2) Los Blancos at Santiago Bernabéu, so they are very close to knock out the giants in the competition.
Celta v Real Madrid Preview
Real Madrid travel to Vigo to try to come back the tie after the defeat suffered at Bernabéu one week ago. Los Blancos have plenty of doubts after the results obtained in the last weeks, when they lost against Sevilla and Celta. Besides, they didn’t show a great level in La Liga against Málaga, although they were back in track winning the three points.
Besides, Zidane has a lot of injury concerns. Marcelo will be out of the pitch one month and will miss the clash against Napoli in Champions League, whereas Modric won’t be available for Vigo. Pepe, Bale or Carvajal are still available and Danilo or Cristiano Ronaldo are doubtful. James Rodríguez and Varane won’t travel to Vigo.
On the other side, Celta de Vigo are very confident to go through the semifinals in Copa del Rey, a competition they’ve never won despite playing four finals in their history. Celta lost this weekend at Anoeta against Real Sociedad, although Berizzo put in the pitch a lot of substitutes, giving some rest to important players such as Iago Aspas, Wass or Guidetti. Tucu Hernández will miss the game for suspension and Beuveau is the only injury concern.
Celta v Real Madrid Predicted Line Ups
Celta de Vigo (4-2-3-1): Sergio; Jonny, Roncaglia, Cabral, Mallo; Marcelo Díaz, Radoja, Wass; Bongonda, Aspas and Guidetti.
Real Madrid (4-4-2): Casilla; Nacho, Danilo, Ramos, Lucas Vázquez; Casemiro, Kroos, Kovacic, Isco; Cristiano and Benzema.
Celta de Vigo v Real Madrid Betting Tips
Celta have won 7, drawn 0 and lost 3 games out of the last 10.
Real Madrid have won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Celta de Vigo have scored an average of 1,6 goals and have received an average of 1,0 goals.
In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 2,6 goals per game and have conceded 1,4 goals per game.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 6 of the last 10 Celta games.
There have been 2,5 goals in 9 of the last 10 R. Madrid games.
Celta v Real Madrid Prediction
This is a very tricky game for Los Blancos. They need to attack and score at least two goals in Balaídos to go through the next stage. However, Celta are very dangerous in the counter attack, as they showed at Santiago Bernabéu. Iago Aspas will be a headache for the defenders, especially now that Lucas Vázquez should be the right back.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are showing a poor performance in the last games, but we should be confident and think they will do their best in this crucial game. Los Blancos need to score and we’ll see an open game, with a lot of chances.
The good news are that in the last two visits to Balaídos Real Madrid won 1-3 and 2-4, results that would be enough to go through the semifinals. Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Danilo scored the goals in the last season in Galicia. In only one week, Real Madrid will travel again to Vigo in La Liga.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid to win 3/5 at Bet365.
Over 2,5 goals 19/40 at Bet365.