Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio de Balaidos will be the center of attention when Celta Vigo and Real Madrid lock horns in the La Liga round 3. Os Celeste are eyeing their first win of the season and their performance in a 1-1 draw with Champions League hopefuls Real Sociedad is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Friday’s clash. There are no fresh injury concerns in the Galician team, but Ghana defender Josep Aidoo could be recalled to the starting XI following his fine display against La Real.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men, on the other hand, aim to keep their 100% record intact and seeing that Celta suit them, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the title-chasing capital club. You should know that Real Madrid emerged triumphant in each of their last six encounters with Celta Vigo in the Spanish top light. Both Luka Modric and Eduardo Camavinga are pushing for a start, while the likes of Eder Militao, Daniel Ceballos, Thibaut Courtois, and Ferland Mendy remain in the treatment room.
Highlighted Player (Luka Modric):
Luka Modric is regarded as one of the best central midfielders in world football. The Croatian ace is a product of Dinamo Zagreb’s youth school and it has to be noted that he played 94 league games for the Modri between 2003 and 2008. In 2008 he signed a six-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £16.5 million.
Luka made his Tottenham debut on 16 August, 2008 in a 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium. The Croatian star scored only 13 goals in 127 league appearances for the Spurs, but he is well known for his brilliant passing. In 2012 he signed for Real Madrid for a fee of £30 million and he made his debut against Barcelona in the 2012 Spanish Super Cup, return leg.
Modric quickly established himself as a first-team regular and, no doubt, he helped the capital club win two Champions League trophies (2013/2014, 2015/2016). You should bear in mind that he was named Croatian Footballer of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014.
Highlighted Team (Celta Vigo):
Celta de Vigo is a Spanish football club from Vigo in the Galicia region. The club was founded in 1923 after a fusion between Real Club Fortuna de Vigo and Real Vigo Sporting. From 1997 until 2003 Celta de Vigo managed to become a strong team in the Primera Division. Highlight was season 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the knock out stage of the Champions League but in the same season the team got downgraded to the Segunda Division.
Celta de Vigo hosts it’s home games in the Estadio Balaidos stadium which holds a capacity of 31 8000 seats. The club colors of Celta de Vigo are baby blue and white. The club is known by the nickname Celtinas and their biggest rival is Deportivo la Coruna which is from the same region as Celta de Vigo.
The biggest achievement of Celta de Vigo is winning the Intertoto cup in 2000 and reaching the final of the Copa del Rey in 1948, 1994 and 2001. Known players that wore the Celta de Vigo jersey are Jordi Cruyff, Diego Costa, Sasa Illic, Makelele, Nene and Sylvinho.