Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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With Zidane back in charge, we are backing Los Blancos to record a comfortable win against a side struggling near the bottom of the Primera Division

Zinedine Zidane's second spell in charge of Real Madrid begins with a La Liga game at the Santiago Bernabeu against Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon.

The only manager to have won 3 consecutive Champions League titles has eleven domestic matches left this season to try and finish the campaign as strongly as possible.

Madrid's opponents this weekend are a Celta Vigo side who, like Los Blancos. are on their third coach of the season and last weekend slipped in the relegation zone following 9 defeats in their last eleven games. 

Latest odds

Real Madrid have lost their last four matches at home in all competitions - their worst run for fifteen years. bet365 offer Zidane's side at 1/5 (1.20) to end that negative sequence with a win.

Emre Mor Celta Vigo

Celta have not won away from home since early December and they are priced at 10/1 (11.00), with the draw at 6/1 (7.00).

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Team news

Real Madrid remain without injured trio Vinicus Junior, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez. Midfielder Casemiro is also suspended after his red card last weekend.

Celta are still without their top scorer and talismanic captain Iago Aspas, whose absence since the turn of the year has been keenly felt.

Karim Benzema, Sergio Regulion, Real Madrid

Preview

Celta's total of 45 goals conceded is the third-highest in the division, yet on more than one occasion this season, the Galicians have looked like the most defensively disorganised side in La Liga.

New manager Fran Escriba will hope to instill some defensive solidity, yet the Bernabeu is not somewhere where Celta have flourished in recent seasons.

They did enjoy a famous Copa del Rey quarter-final win there a couple of years ago but they have lost each of their last 6 visits in La Liga, conceding 23 goals and netting just twice in that span.

Real Madrid will hope to build on the wave of optimism generated by Zidane's return and in his first match in charge in 2016, Los Blancos won 5-1 at home to Deportivo La Coruna.

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Tips and predictions

There should be plenty of interest in the price of 103/100 (2.03) for Real Madrid to win with a -2 Asian handicap

This bet pays out if Madrid win by three goals or more, as they have done in four of their last five home league clashes with Celta. Our initial stake would be refunded if the hosts only win by two goals, making this an excellent option for Saturday's clash.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Real Madrid to win with a -2 Asian handicap at 103/100 (2.03) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365

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