Real Madrid will face Celta Vigo at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in the 28th Round of Spanish LaLiga. Real Madrid against Celta Vigo is always the match with big interest especially during this season and LaLiga positions. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Real Madrid failed to go further in Champions League this season and now stand at the third place in LaLiga. This result is one of the weakest in the last several years. That is why Zidane returned to Real Madrid. Under Zinedine Zidane club achieved lots of trophies, so now club expects that the Frenchman will bring back Real Madrid to their best form. So far Real lost their 4 last home matches by conceding 10 and scoring only 2 goals. Barcelona kicked them off out of the Copa del Rey and Ajax surprisingly won against Madrid in 1/8 Final at Santiago Bernabéu with 4:1 result. Already now it is certain that they will not be able to win the Champions League for 4 times in a row.
Los Blancos will play without Vinicius, G. Bale, and Lucas Vazquez in the attack due to injuries. Moreover, Daniel Carvajal due to injury and Casemiro due to indirect card suspension will miss the match in the defensive line. Very likely, that Isco will play this match after a long absence.
Real Madrid is strong at attacking down the wings, creating chances through individual skill and defending set pieces. However, they are weak at stopping opponents from creating chances, avoiding offside and defending counter attacks. Very likely that under Zidane they will be extremely motivated, play possessional football and will attack very often. To prove to a respected coach that they are good players and in the future will fix all their mistakes.
The first part of the season for Celta Vigo was unsuccessful, but it turned out that the second part will be even more difficult. Celta lost 4 out of 5 last matches in LaLiga. This season is very weak for them as they have all chances to be regulated to Segunda Division (LaLiga2). They have collected 25 points in 27 matches and have 1 point difference with Villarreal and Valladolid. Now the team needs to cling to all possible chances not to get into the lower league. Unfortunately, with such a game it will be very difficult to do it. In addition, Celta failed to score in 3 matches in a row in LaLiga.
Iago Aspas will miss this match due to injury. All other main squad players are fit and ready to play against Madridistas.
The Sky Blues are strong this season at attacking down the wings, creating long shot opportunities and defending set-pieces. However, they have much more weaknesses at defending against attacks down the wings, against through ball attacks, protecting the lead and, defending counter-attacks. It is very likely that they will close in defence and sometimes will be able to counter-attack, but most likely they will not have a chance to score a goal or even to win this match.
Since the 2017 year, these teams met already 6 times. Celta Vigo won only one match at the beginning of the 2017 year in the quarter-final of Copa del Rey. That time they kicked off Real from this tournament. Then Real Madrid won 3 times and have drawn 2 games. Only one game finished without both teams scoring, so both clubs like to play attacking the football and make mistakes in the defence.