Los Blancos have started the season in the best form possible after lifting the European Supercup and winning easily Real Sociedad at San Sebastián. Now, Real Madrid come back home to Bernabéu stadium, where they played their last official game was the 8th of May against Valencia.
Celta should be an easy target for Los Blancos. The Galician team lost (0-1) in the first game against new promoted Leganés. Last season, Celta received 7 goals at Bernabéu, four of them scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. In the other three meetings at Bernabéu Celta received 10 goals and scored none (3-0, 3-0 and 4-0).
Taking this in consideration, Real Madrid must earn the three points on Saturday. This is what the bookmakers think, at least. Real Madrid victory over Celta is paid 2/11 in bet365, whereas the draw has 6/1 odds and Celta winning at Bernabéu 16/1. No one could expect a defeat in the first game at home.
Actually, Real Madrid thrashed Celta in their last visits to Chamartín. A good chance to win money is betting for the margin of victory. If Real Madrid win with 4 goals of difference, the odds in bet365 are 11/4. If the difference is three goals, the odds are 4/1.
As we said, Real Madrid won last year 7-1. If Los Blancos repeat the score, the odds in bet365 are 66/1. A result repeated in the recent history is 3-0. If you back Real Madrid to win 3-0 you can have 7/1 odds.
In terms of scorers, Gareth Bale is the most secure bet. The Welshman started the season with two goals in San Sebastián and he’s the leader of the team in Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence. Gareth Bale scoring at any time against Celta is paid 4/6. If you back Morata scoring at any time, the odd is slightly higher, 5/6. Marco Asensio scored in the European Supercup and in Anoeta. If he scores again, the odds are 7/4.