Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio de Balaidos when Celta Vigo and Real Madrid face each other in a highly-anticipated La Liga game. Os Celeste dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Espanyol, and, no doubt, they face an uphill task in Saturday’s clash against the reigning champions. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Iago Aspas, who opened his goal-scoring account at the weekend, while Santi Mina remains on the sidelines through suspension.
Los Blancos, on the other hand, came from behind to beat newcomers Almeria in the opening match of the season. Carlo Ancelotti’s troops are determined to defend their trophy, but beating Celta Vigo in Galicia is easier said than done. Luka Modric returns to the starting XI, while Rodrygo remains in the recovery room. Dani Carvajal is a major doubt. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Balaidos, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Hugo Mallo):
Hugo Mallo is a Spanish footballer who plays for Celta Vigo as a full back. Mallo, who is a capable of playing at centre back if needed, was born in Marin on 22 June, 1991 and he has been playing for Os Celeste since 2009.
During his youth career Hugo Mallo played for the likes of Porvir and Pontevedra, but he made the biggest progress at Celta Vigo. The Celta defender has three caps for Spain U21 team and he played for the U19 and the U20 teams as well in the past. On 9 January, 2013, Mallo suffered a serious knee injury and, as a result, he was forced to miss the rest of the season.
The right-footed player has a contract with Celta Vigo which expires on 30 June, 2019. You should bear in mind that he scored one goal in 34 appearances for the Galician outfit in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign. In the 2014/2015 campaign he scored four goals for Celta in the national championship.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 13 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world.
Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards.
The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).