Real Madrid have two La Liga matches remaining this season, the first of which comes on Wednesday night against Celta Vigo.
If Zinedine Zidane’s team can win both games, they will be crowned the Spanish champions for the first time since 2012. It will be a great achievement for Zidane and his team, who have won just one Spanish league title in the last 8 years.
Celta Vigo have little to play for this season, having been eliminated from the Europa League by Manchester United last Thursday. Although they lost the tie on aggregate, Eduardo Berizzo’s team put in a good display and could easily have come away with the win.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
La Liga – Wednesday 17th May 2017 – 8:00pm
Best Odd of: 12/1 at Ladbrokes
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Best Odd of: 1/5 Ladbrokes
Celta Vigo Form
Despite playing well at Old Trafford last week, Celta Vigo have been struggling to win matches for some time.
They have failed to win any of their last 8 games in all competitions, drawing 2 and losing 6 and this was not the ending to the season their fans were hoping for after a promising campaign.
At the Estadio de Balaídos, Celta Vigo have lost their last 3 games, including a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, a 1-0 defeat to Real Betis and a poor 3-0 defeat at the hands of Malaga. Celta Vigo have won 1 of their last 6 home La Liga matches.
However, they have defeated Real Madrid once this season, in the Copa del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu and held them to a 2-2 draw at home in the same competition.
Real Madrid Form
Real Madrid are closing in on both the Champions League and La Liga this season. A comfortable 4-1 victory over Sevilla at the weekend has left the domestic title in their own hands and if they win this match, will be just one step away from lifting the trophy.
Real Madrid have lost only 2 of their previous 19 games in all competitions. Their most recent defeat came at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League but having taken a 3-0 lead to the Vicente Calderon from the first leg, it still felt like a victory come the final whistle.
Zidane’s team have lost just 3 games in La Liga all season and have won their last 7 away matches in a row. They are a team who are closing in on trophies.
Giuseppe Rossi is the only player unavailable for Celta Vigo and the forward is a long-term absentee. Despite his missed chances against Manchester United, John Guidetti is expected to start up-front, with support coming from Pione Sisto and Iago Aspas.
Pepe has made a return to fitness for Real Madrid but is unlikely to split the centre-back paring of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane. Gareth Bale and Daniel Carvajal are injured and Nacho is suspended, meaning Danilo is likely to start at right-back.
Top Betting Tips
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Real Madrid’s last 10 away games in La Liga and in Celta Vigo’s last 4, so its little surprise to the 2/9 being offered by Ladbrokes for over 2.5 goals in this game. Add Real Madrid to win to improve the odds to 4/9 with PaddyPower.
A better bet may be Real Madrid to win and both teams to score at 21/10 with Ladbrokes. Zidane’s team have been scoring goals for fun but have kept just one clean sheet in their previous 11 away La Liga games.
This is Celta Vigo’s last big game of the season and their final chance to put in a good performance in-front of their own fans. If they are to win this match and put a huge dent in Real Madrid’s title hopes, they will need to score at least 2 goals, as keeping Real Madrid out is proving difficult for every team.
You can get a whopping 40/1 for Celta Vigo to win this match 2-1.