Real Madrid welcome Celta Vigo for the final home game in La Liga this season. Real Madrid are focused on the Champions League final this month but will want to bow out of the Bernabeu giving fans something to cheer.
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Real Madrid have had a disappointing season in La Liga and are currently 18 points behind champions Barcelona which is a bitter pill for the club and supporters to swallow. Los Blancos can end the season on a high in the Champions League and will be looking to give home fans a winning farewell on Saturday evening.
Gareth Bale scored at Sevilla in midweek and could find himself back in the starting lineup as Zinedine Zidane assesses options ahead of the trip to Kiev. Ronaldo hurt his ankle in the Camp Nou and could miss a second successive match. Borja Mayoral impressed in the defeat against Sevilla and could be given another opportunity this weekend.
Celta Vigo welcome back Iago Aspas from injury and the 20-goal striker is expected to start in the Santiago Bernabeu. Nemanja Radoja’s fitness is in doubt and Jozabed is expected to retain his place in central midfield.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Predicted Lineups
Real Madrid 4-3-1-2 formation: Navas; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Isco; Bale, Ronaldo
Celta Vigo 4-4-2 formation: Alvarez; Mallo, Cabral, Gomez, Jonny; Wass, Jozabed, Lobotka, Sisto; Aspas, Gomez
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips
- Real Madrid have won 4 drawn 4 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Celta Vigo have won 2 drawn 5 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Real Madrid have scored an average of 1.8 goals and conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Celta Vigo have scored an average of 1.2 goals and conceded an average of 1.4 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Real Madrid’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Celta Vigo’s previous 10 matches
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Real Madrid are without a win in the last three competitive matches. Zidane made sweeping changes for the trip to Sevilla which Los Blancos lost 3-2 and is expected to field a stronger side on Saturday.
Real are undefeated at home since losing 1-0 against Villarreal in January and have subsequently won seven and drawn two at the Bernabeu.
The visitors have not won in the last five matches and like the home side, have nothing to play for but pride. It remains to be seen if they can lift their game for this occasion as they’ll have to improve on six defeats and a draw in the last seven away trips.
Celta have struggled for goals when on the road and with a strong home lineup expected, Real can run out convincing winners despite other distractions.
Free Betting Tips for Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Real Madrid to win 1/3 at bet365
Over 2.5 goals 2/9 at bet365
Correct Score Prediction
3-0 draw at 11/1 at bet365