Real Madrid Vs Celts Vigo LIVE Football Score 20 Aug 2022
PREDICTION AND WINNING ODDS
ABOUT THE MATCH
Celta Vigo is going head to head with Real Madrid starting on 20 Aug 2022 at 20:00 UTC at Municipal de Balaidos stadium, Vigo city, Spain. The match is a part of the LaLiga.
Real Madrid will be bidding to secure back-to-back wins at the start of their 2022-23 La Liga campaign when they make the trip to Celta Vigo on Saturday night.
Los Blancos opened their title defence with a 2-1 victory over newly-promoted Almeria last time out, while Celta started their season with an entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Espanyol.
Celta were actually two goals ahead against Espanyol in last weekend’s contest, with Iago Aspas and Goncalo Paciencia on the scoresheet, and the Sky Blues had the two-goal advantage until the 72nd minute, when Edu Exposito halved the deficit in Vigo.
Joselu then scored from the penalty spot in the eighth minute of added time at the end of the 90 to make it an incredibly frustrating start to the new season for Eduardo Coudet‘s side, who should have seen out the match to claim all three points on the opening weekend.
Celta finished 17th in both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, but they have not been in any relegation danger in the last two campaigns, claiming eighth and 11th position respectively, and the team will be bidding to push close to the European positions in 2022-23.
A busy transfer window has seen Williot Swedberg, Luca de la Torre, Carles Perez, Oscar Mingueza, Unai Nunez, Agustin Marchesin, Julen Lobete and Oscar Rodriguez all arrive, but there have also been a number of departures, so there is a fresh look to the squad this season.
Celta have lost each of their last four La Liga games with Real Madrid, while they have not beaten Los Blancos in Spain’s top flight since May 2014, which is an indication of the size of their task in this match.
Real Madrid were far from convincing on the opening weekend of the new La Liga season, falling behind in the sixth minute of their clash with Almeria courtesy of a goal from Largie Ramazani.
Lucas Vazquez managed to level the scores in the 61st minute, though, before David Alaba came up with the winner in the 75th minute to ensure that the champions would open their title defence with a win.
Ancelotti has a big decision to make when it comes to Casemiro, and he is unlikely to be involved, with Manchester United believed to be closing in on his signature.
Federico Valverde should again play alongside Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior in a front three, with Eden Hazard‘s involvement expected to come from the bench.
Celta Vigo possible starting lineup:
Marchesin; Mallo, Aidoo, U Nunez, Galan; Solari, Beltran, O Rodriguez, Cervi; Paciencia, Aspas
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius