Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Match Preview, Team News 27/06/2016


Sports is back in Spain. La Liga is underway, and Real Madrid have made a solid start to La Liga along with rivals Barcelona. Real Madrid have looked only inward to boost their squad, bringing back Álvaro Morata and Marco Asensio. While it seems there are no bigger roles are in store for Mateo Kovačić, James Rodríguez, and Lucas Vázquez, many of the aforementioned will see the pitch with Celta. Real Madrid Vs Celta Vigo will be a testing game for Zidane who can use his fringe players.

Real Madrid already made their season intentions clear when they mauled Real Sociedad 3-0 away at Anoeta. A Big ‘Thanks’ to Bale and Asencio. With already the European Supercup sealed, Real Madrid will be raring to seal another three points with Celta this weekend.

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Match Preview, Team News 27/06/2016

Against Real Sociedad, Welshman Gareth Bale opened the scoring right at the second minute of the game with a close-range header from a brilliant cross by defender Dani Carvajal. Loan returnee Marco Asensio then doubled the lead five minutes before the halftime break to ensure Real’s control in the match. Bale scored his second goal of the night right on the stroke of full-time to complete the hosts’ three-goal haul in their season-opener.

Meanwhile, Europa League qualifiers Celta Vigo was surprised by newly-promoted side CD Leganes. Celta lost 0-1 at their home turf of Estadio Municipal de Balaídos on Monday to drop their first game this season. The two squads fought to a goalless draw to end the first half, but Leganes right back Victor Diaz converted Venezuelan forward Darwin Machis’ pass from a corner kick to a goal at the 75th minute, giving the visitors the one-point advantage late in the game.

Celta Vigo on the other hand always plays better at home. After having finished 6th last season, Celta are expected to play out for a UCL spot this season. With the help of its supporters, they usually make good use of the home advantage. In the last 30 matches, they registered 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. So Real Madrid can take advantage since they play host at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid Vs Celta Vigo Team News

Real Madrid

Head coach Zinedine Zidane’s squad is still without superstar forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema during as both are still recovering from their respective injuries. But, Gareth Bale was enough for Los Blancos to dominate their opponents. It is not yet known whether Ronaldo and Benzema will be available against Celta, but Zidane has enough firepower to pull off another lopsided result.

Keylor Navas is still unavailable for selection and Kiko Casilla will once against start between the sticks.

Celta Vigo

Celta have missed Nolito to a seeable extent, but the presence of Iago Aspas and Orellana can impress Berizzo. Celta have one of the most settled squads in Spain as they have managed to retain most of their key players of last season. Except for Nolito, all the other key players of Celta remain with the Spanish League side.

Real Madrid Vs Celta Vigo Predicted Starting XI

Real Madrid (4-3-3 formation)

Casilla; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kovacic, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Morata, Asensio

Celta Vigo (4-2-3-1 formation)

Alvarez; Mallo, Gomez, Roncaglia, Jonny; Wass, Diaz; Sisto, Orellana, Bongonda; Aspas

Real Madrid Vs Celta Vigo Match Prediction

Celta de Vigo has no chance of stopping the Real Madrid attackers even though there is no Ronaldo and Benzema. So, it will be another 3-0 win to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.