Celta Vigo v Real Madrid Betting: Los Blancos to show their attacking intent early

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Zinedine Zidane's men need goals and against a leaky Celta defence we are backing them to score at least once in each half at the Estadio Balaidos

No side in Spain embraces the idea of a comeback quite like Real Madrid, and Zinedine Zidane's men know they will have to produce something special to make it through to the semi final of the Copa del Rey.

The European champions trail Celta Vigo 2-1 after a surprise first leg defeat at the Bernabeu and visit the Estadio Balaidos, where the Galicians have won seven of their last eight league games.

Indeed, only the top two in La Liga have won more home matches than Celta this term, and their emblematic stadium will be full of expectant fans as Paddy Power offer a home win at 7/2 (4.50). Meanwhile, Madrid can be backed at 8/13 (1.62) and the draw is offered at 3/1 (4.00)

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Celta remain an imposing prospect in Vigo, where they have beaten Barcelona in each of the last two seasons, and where they also beat Real Madrid 2-1 the last time they played a Copa del Rey game there in 2013.

Nevertheless, they are also prone to spectacular defensive lapses and this season both Barcelona and Sevilla have scored three times at Balaidos, while Atletico Madrid recorded a 4-0 win.

In La Liga, only four teams have conceded more goals at home than Celta, with Enrique Berizzo's men keeping just one clean sheet in 10 games. All of this will give hope to Real Madrid, who know they need to score twice to have any hope of progressing to the semi-finals.


As well as netting in 36 successive games in all competitions, Los Blancos have scored over 1.5 goals in 12 of their last 14 away fixtures and are offered at 2/5 (1.40) to do so once more.

However, perhaps a more attractive option - and one which seems to offer genuine value - is backing the visitors to net in each half at 11/10 (2.10). Madrid need goals, and facing an expansive side who often afford their opponents chances, backing Zidane's men to net in both halves seems like a logical selection. 

Real Madrid to score in both halves at 11/10 (2.10) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power