Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | La Liga 2022-23

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Real Madrid will travel to Vigo this Sunday to take on Celta Vigo for their second game of the 2022/23 La Liga season. 

Venue: Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo)

Key Statistics

Celta Vigo have won just two of their last six home league games (D2, L2).

They have kept just two clean sheets from their last ten games (including friendlies).

The hosts have failed to score in just one of their last six games against Real Madrid.

The visitors have won each of the last four head-to-head meetings between both teams.

They are unbeaten in their last four La Liga games. 

Head to head

Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 12 head-to-head meetings with Celta Vigo, winning nine of those encounters and keeping three clean sheets.  

Latest performances in all competitions

Celta Vigo: D-L-D-D-L

Real Madrid: W-W-W-D-L

Celta Vigo 

One week after getting a draw at this stadium, Celta Vigo will look to record another positive result when they welcome defending champions Real Madrid for their second league game of the 2022/23 La Liga season.

The hosts opened their league account with a disappointing 2-2 draw with Espanyol last weekend. In a game where they enjoyed more possession of the ball, Eduardo Coudet’s men opened the scoring through Iago Aspas; the Spanish striker who had been quiet for much of the game, converting a sublime pass from Augusto Solari.

They scored the second goal of the game in the 63rd minute through Goncalo Paciencia who found the back of the net with a towering header following an excellent cross from Javi Galán.

However, shortly after going two goals up, Celta were pecked back when Edu Exposito scored in the 71st minute before new Espanyol striker Joselu snatched a point for the visitors from the penalty spot.

Having missed out on a valuable three points in their opening games, Solari will be hoping his side can get their acts together this time and get their first win against a Real Madrid side they have beaten in the league since 2014. 

Possible Celta Vigo starting line-up

Agustin Marchesin; Hugo Mallo, Unai Nunez, Joseph Aidoo, Javi Galan; Fran Beltran; Franco Cervi, Rodriguez Arnaiz, Augusto Solari; Goncalo Paciencia, Iago Aspas.

Injured: Denis Suarez

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: Santi Mina

Real Madrid 

Real Madrid will look to make it two wins in two league games when they travel to Vigo this Saturday.

Los Blancos opened their league’s account with a 2-1 win over Almeria last weekend, coming from a goal down to win the match thanks to a fine goal by defender David Alaba.

The win was Madrid’s second competitive win of the season after their 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup a fortnight ago. 

With their perennial rivals Barcelona already dropping points this season, the defending champions will be desperate to continue winning as they look to win back-to-back league crowns for the first time since 2018.

No other opponent is better for Madrid to play now than Celta Vigo who they have beaten eight times in the last five seasons.

Possible Real Madrid starting line-up

Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vazquez, David Alaba, Antonio Rüdiger, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Fede Valverde, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.

Injured: Dani Carvajal, Rodrygo

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid