Betting tips for Celta Vigo v Real Madrid: Predicted line-ups & essential facts and stats
- Updated: May 11, 2014
Celta Vigo: Alvarez; Johny, Lopez, Fontas, Aurtenetxe; Fernandez, Oubina, Krohn-Dehli; Orellana, Bermejo, Nolito.
Hugo Mallo and Welliton will be sidelined due to injuries.
Real Madrid: Lopes; Llorente, Nacho, Ramos, Coentrao; Illarramendi, Alonso, Modric; Isco, Benzema, Bale.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not 100% fit, and will probably miss Sunday’s game. Pepe will also miss out because of a calf injury. Angel Di Maria, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, and Jesé are also sidelined due to injuries. German international Sami Khedira and former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa are available after having recovered from injuries.
101GG Betting Tip:
Real arrive to this penultimate matchday knowing that only a win, coupled with an Atletico slip against Malaga would keep them in the title race.
Following the disappointing 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid last week, Los Blancos are now four points behind leaders Atletico, and one behind arch-rival Barca, with two games left to play.
Carlo Ancelotti has numerous squad concerns, as Cristiano Ronaldo is not 100% fit due to a knock suffered at Valladolid during the last round. The Portuguese superstar joins a long list of ineligible players, including Angel Di Maria and Pepe.
However, Real can be comforted by the return of German international Sami Khedira to the team, who is likely to be featured for the first time since injuring his knee back in November, while on duty for his national team.
Winning at Celta Vigo will be no easy task for Madrid. Celta arrive into the match on the back of a three game winning streak, scoring 10 goals in the process.
101GG Prediction: Celta Vigo 1 – Real Madrid 2
Some essential facts to help with online betting:
Celta Vigo have won their past three games and progressed to eighth place in La Liga.
Celta have been in top form in front of goal recently, scoring 12 times in their past four games.
Real won the reverse fixture 3-0 in January at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo scored 2 and Benzema added another to complete the scoreline.