Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid— Los Blancos Chase a Swift Return to Winning Ways

April 2, 2022
Benson Chikezie

La Liga 2021/2022
Matchday 30
Estadio de Balaídos, Vigo

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Celta Vigo will host Real Madrid on Matchday 30 of the Spanish La Liga in a must-win match for the visitors. The game is scheduled to kick off at 22:00 IST on the 2nd of April, 2022, and is the perfect fixture to mark a return to the stands for fans of Celta Vigo.

Real Madrid look to get back on their feet after a 4–0 humbling experience at home to Barcelona in the El Clásico, from which manager Carlo Ancelotti has urged them to move on. Celta Vigo hope to mark their fans’ return to the stands with a rare win over Real Madrid— their last win over Madrid came in 2014. The home team are well above the drop zone and will hope they can move into the top half of the table and secure their safety.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and team news from Celta Vigo and Real Madrid:

Celta Vigo Form and Team News

Celta Vigo’s form is typical of a mid-table team, with 9 wins, 9 draws, and 11 draws in 29 games, scoring 33 goals and conceding 32 to rack up 36 points. They have been average for much of the season but surprisingly solid at home in recent weeks.

In a run of 5 home games in their last 10 league games, Celta have won 3 and drawn 2, scoring 9 goals in that period. The return of their fans to the renovated stadium is a boost, and they will hope to capitalize on it as they nurse faint hopes of an upset. Iago Aspas has not let up at all this season, with his 13 goals and 4 assists crucial for Celta Vigo in their quest to remain in La Liga.

For absences and suspensions, Celta Vigo have defender Hugo Mallo on the sidelines with a knee injury, and he is unlikely to feature this weekend.

Real Madrid Form and Team News

After their 4–0 thrashing against Barcelona, Carlo Ancelotti’s men hope to return to winning ways, with their last league loss before El Clásico coming on the 2nd of January. The league leaders have been imperious both home and away this season, maintaining the best league form at home and on the road.

In 29 matches so far, Real Madrid have won 20, drawn 6, and lost 3, scoring a league-high 59 goals and conceding only 25. They have managed 66 points this season and owe much of that haul to the brilliance of Karim Benzema (22 goals, 11 assists) and Vini Jnr (14 goals, 6 assists), who have been unplayable in the league.

Karim Benzema missed El Clásico with a muscle injury and may likely sit this match out. Luka Jovic (ankle injury) and Ferland Mendy (Muscle Injury) are also unlikely to travel to Vigo for this encounter.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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The sportsbooks agree that Real Madrid are favorites to emerge victorious, although the odds for Celta Vigo to win do not suggest they expect a rout of any kind. They stand at 3.92, 4.20, and 3.92 odds on the sportsbooks at Paripesa, Parimatch, and Melbet, respectively. For a draw, the odds are 3.78, 3.75, and 3.78, while a win for Real Madrid is placed at 2.012, 2.00, and 2.012 odds, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Celta Vigo have not lost at home in 5 games, winning 3 and drawing 2, and will go into the match full of confidence after seeing Real Madrid get punished for a slow start by Barcelona last time out. 

Madrid, on their part, will look to recover from that setback as they march on to clinching the league title, 9 points above Sevilla, who are in second place. Here are our thoughts on the most likely outcomes to expect in this encounter:

Tip: Over 1.5 Goals @ 1.27

Meetings between these two sides, from their head-to-head record, have been high-scoring fixtures. Only twice over the last 10 H2H meetings has this fixture ended in less than 3 goals, with all ten matches ending with at least two goals scored. 

We expect a multiple-goal result as Madrid seek to bounce back and extend their lead at the summit of the table. Over 1.5 goals is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.27 odds.

Tip: Real Madrid to Win @ 1.95

Ancelotti’s men have one particular trait common to them this season— success on the road. They have 10 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses in 14 away fixtures this season and will look to make a strong statement at Celta in response to their El Clásico defeat. 
Benzema’s availability is still in doubt, but his return will be an added boost for the Galacticos, and we expect them to react strongly to notch all three points in this encounter. Real Madrid to win is available on the Sportsbet.io sportsbook at 1.95 odds.


Celta Vigo are chasing a first win against Real Madrid since 2014, having lost 8 and drawn 2 of their last 10 meetings. Real Madrid will hope for a favorable result to regain their confidence, and we expect a thrilling encounter in a fully packed Estadio de Balaídos.

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