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Real vs Celta Vigo: Team news, probable lineup & predictions

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/03/2019

Real Madrid is prepared for their first game under the return of Zinedine Zidane as they take on Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday in their next La Liga clash.

TEAM NEWS

REAL MADRID:

Real Madrid will be without the services of Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente, Casemiro, Lucas Vazquez, Daniel Carvajal and Vinicius Junior when they host Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu in their upcoming La Liga clash.

Casemiro is suspended for the clash due to injury 

CELTA VIGO:

Celta Vigo has only one injury worry and that is Iago Aspas, who will miss the clash against the Bernabeu outfit.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Real Madrid had a better head to head against the Galician outfit, 

Since 2000, the pair have met on 26 occasions in La Liga and Madrid lead the head-to-head 19 wins to Celta's four, with the remaining three fixtures finished in a draw.

RECENT FORM:

REAL MADRID:

Real Madrid’s form has been poor this season, the more reason why Santiago Solari was fired, the team has been unable to get a positive result on a consistent basis in all competition.

They have been dumped in the Champions League and in the Copa del Rey and they are 12 points behind Barcelona in the La Liga race.

CELTA VIGO:

Fran’ Escribá’s men have been relatively poor this season, they have been unable to record a win in their last five matches, the best they have in those five games was a draw against Deportivo Alaves.

PREDICTION:

Real Madrid 3-1 Celta Vigo

PROBABLE LINEUPS

REAL MADRID:

Courtois; Odriozola, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Ceballos, Modric, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Asensio

CELTA VIGO:

Blanco; Mallo, Araujo, Costas, Junca; Boufal, Lobotka, Boudebouz, Yokuslu, Sisto; Gomez
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