Los Blancos head to the north-west corner of Spain, where they are usually involved in high-scoring games, and Saturday’s clash should be no different
Real Madrid begin their La Liga campaign on Saturday afternoon at the Estadio Balaidos where they face Celta Vigo.
Both of these clubs endured disappointment last season, with Los Blancos finishing 19 points behind champions Barcelona while Celta only narrowly avoided relegation.
Madrid won both matches against Celta last season with a 4-2 success in Vigo followed by a 2-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.
bet365 offer Zidane’s side at 6/10 (1.60) to claim three points in their first competitive game since May. The hosts, for their part, are available at 4/1 (5.00) with the draw priced at 11/4 (3.75).
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Real Madrid are without the suspended Dani Caravajal whilst Marco Asensio is out indefinitely after suffering a serious injury in pre-season.
Celta are missing striker Santi Mina, who re-joined the club this summer before picking up an injury.
This fixture tends to be highly entertaining, with Real Madrid’s last five league visits to Vigo producing 25 goals.
Celta may have only have avoided relegation on the final day of last season, but only five teams scored more goals than the side from Galicia.
Captain Iago Aspas finished as La Liga’s top-scoring Spaniard for the third consecutive season, while in their home matches against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, Celta scored twice in each game.
The hosts will fancy their chances of getting among the goals against a Madrid side that have kept just two clean sheets in their last 23 away matches in La Liga.
Tips and predictions
Celta are priced at 7/4 (2.75) to score over 1.5 goals and Madrid conceded at least twice in eight of their 19 away matches last term.
Perhaps a safer bet is backing both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) which has paid out in the last six meetings between these sides in Vigo in all competitions.
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Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2pt stake with bet365