Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview

Photo by REUTERS / Alberto Lingira

The 2019-20 La Liga season kicks off this Saturday as Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid takes place at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos. Both teams are looking to start the season on the right foot. Real Madrid are going for a dominant performance to start their race for the title. Celta Vigo will need have the crowd behind them as they look to upset the Los Blancos in their season opener.

Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid

Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 EST – Estadio Municipal de Balaidos

Zidane sensationally left Real Madrid last summer after winning three consecutive Champions League titles. After the sackings of first Julen Lopetegui then Santiago Solari, he decided to return. Real Madrid suffered a 7-3 loss to rivals Athletico Madrid in the preseason which caused a lot of concern. Despite their disappointing result in the preseason, one can always expect a lot from Zidane’s Los Blancos. Furthermore, Real have spent big this summer on the likes of Eden Hazard, Rodrigo, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Luka Jovic. Expect these individuals to try to make an impact in their Real Madrid debut this Saturday.

Finishing in 17th place, Celta Vigo only just avoided relegation last season. They will be looking to start this season off with a decent result in front of their home crowd this Saturday. The arrival of Denis Suarez from Barcelona will pose a threat up front. Real Madrid have had the best of Celta Vigo when going head to head. Los Blancos are undefeated in six matches against the home side. We expect Real Madrid to take this match but anything short of a great performance will leave the door open for the hosts.