Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid: Odds, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2018

Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group G football match Viktoria Plzen v Real Madrid in Plzen, Czech Republic on November 7, 2018. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid have endured a difficult season so far.

They sit sixth in La Liga, seven points behind leaders Barcelona, and have already had to get rid of one manager.

However, since Julen Lopetegui was sacked late last month and Santiago Solari was installed as caretaker manager, Los Blancos have won three games in a row without conceding.

Their trip to Celta Vigo in La Liga on Sunday will be a stern test of their ongoing revival. Here are all the details for the clash at Balaidos:


Date: Sunday, November 11

Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT, 2:45 p.m. ET

TV Info: Eleven Sports 1 (UK), beIN Sports (U.S.)

Live Stream: Eleven Sports, beIN Connect

Match Odds (via OddsShark.com): Celta 19-4, Real 1-2, Draw 15-4 


Celta have won just one of their last eight La Liga games and sit 12th in the table.

However, they have not struggled for goals in 2018-19, netting 20 in 11 matches, more than every other team in La Liga besides Barcelona and Sevilla.

Their last result was a 3-3 draw at Real Betis in which Maxi Gomez netted his fifth and sixth goals of the campaign.

The Uruguayan and Iago Aspas, who has eight La Liga goals this term, will be the key men Real will need to keep quiet if they are to prolong their run of clean sheets. 

VALENCIA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 26:  Maxi Gomez of Celta de Vigo in action during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and RC Celta de Vigo at Estadio Mestalla on September 26, 2018 in Valencia, Spain.  (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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If recent meetings are anything to go by, though, there is likely to be goals from both sides.

Real have kept only one clean sheet against Celta in their last nine matches, when they thrashed them 6-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu back in May.

The corresponding fixture at Balaidos last season ended in a 2-2 draw, with Gareth Bale netting a double for the visitors.

The Welshman is in decent form after scoring one and assisting another in the drubbing of Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Karim Benzema also netted a double in the Czech Republic as Real earned a 5-0 win.

Los Blancos have scored 11 goals in their last three matches, which is in stark contrast to earlier in the season when they set an unwanted club record for failing to find the net:

B/R Football @brfootball

Real Madrid have now gone 465 minutes without scoring—their longest goal drought in their 116-year history 👀 https://t.co/rgeSobJ2aw

They are deserved favourites to prevail despite their troubles this term.

But Celta are a difficult side to play on their own turf, and another high-scoring draw could well be on the cards.