Daily Tip – Celta to make life tough for Real

Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid will be hoping for more La Liga luck in 2018 but face a tough first league fixture of the year when they take on Celta Vigo.

The Balaidos is a stadium with a history of upsets but you have to go back to 2014 for Real’s last defeat in Galicia.

However, Celta are in steady form, drawing with a strong Barcelona side in the Copa del Rey on Thursday and Juan Carlos Unzue will have a fully-fit squad to choose from after rotating against the Blaugrana.

The same cannot be said for his opposing number, Zinedine Zidane, with Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos both absent through injury, while Dani Carvajal is suspended.

Zidane will, therefore, have to perform some rejigging in defence and the pacey Celta attack will fancy themselves to take advantage.

The big price for a home win appeals to us value hunters but despite their poor form this season, Real remain a strong proposition.

Therefore, I think the 8/5 for Double Chance on Celta is the way to go.

Another thing to look out for in this game is goals, with over 2.5 in each of the last eight between these sides so an extra piece of this pie might come in the form of the 20/21 for over 3.5 goals.

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