Real Madrid – Celta Vigo preview: Gareth Bale set to return

Real Madrid – Celta Vigo preview: Gareth Bale set to return

Real Madrid Celta Vigo match preview

Real Madrid will finally recover Gareth Bale after a recovery process of seven weeks as they take on Celta Vigo in La Liga on Saturday.

The Welshman has spent more time than expected sidelined with a calf injury, and although he is not expected to feature from the start, he will most likely get minutes of action in the second half.

Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will miss the game through injury. Thus, Casemiro and Mateo Kovacic could form the midfield line alongside Isco and James Rodriguez. Yet, Lucas Vazquez also has chances of starting after completing a brilliant game last Wednesday against Levante.

Sergio Ramos and Daniel Carvajal will return from a one-match suspension and Marcelo is also back from injury. The three of them will most likely start. Pepe or Raphael Varane will complete the defence line.

Meanwhile, youngster Borja Mayoral could get his second start for the first team, as the manager seemed happy with his performance against Levante.

Possible line-ups:

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; James Rodriguez, Casemiro, Kovacic, Isco; Mayoral, Ronaldo.

Celta Vigo: Alvarez; Planas, Mallo, Gomez, Jonny; Wass, Hernandez, Diaz, Orellana; Aspas, Nolito.