Real Madrid will look to consolidate their lead at the top of La Liga rankings, when they host a relegation-threatened Celta Vigo at Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid are top of the standings with 52 points, while Celta are 17th with 20 points.
Madrid start this round three points ahead of a struggling Barcelona and will be keen to continue their title march. Zinedine Zidane’s men have won their last five La Liga matches, three of those with clean sheets. More importantly, Los Blancos are unbeaten in 14 La Liga matches, winning 10 and drawing four. They have lost just once all season long and that has come on the road. In fact, Madrid are yet to lose at home this La Liga season, winning eight and drawing three. That included back-to-back tight wins over Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, both coming via a single-goal margin. They have even kept six clean sheets in their last nine La Liga home matches.
Celta travel here on the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Sevilla and have remained unbeaten in seven of their last ten La Liga matches. They are a mere two points above the relegation zone and a win for Mallorca could mean Celta could start this match in the bottom-three. With just 19 goals to their account nine blanks in La Liga this season, Celta have a problem with their scoring. Away from home, they haven’t been able to pick points struggling to stay afloat. In fact, Celta have lost seven of their last nine La Liga away matches, winning just one.
Real Madrid have been able to conjure wins of all types, which is a hallmark of the champions. They have been improving at home too, and Real remain a strong force to conjure a clean sheet win. More so because Celta Vigo have struggled on the road. Madrid should win this comfortably and probably with a clean sheet.