Real Madrid v Celta Vigo - Saturday 19:15, Sky Sports 3
The first league action at the Bernabeu sees two sides who had contrasting performances and results on the opening weekend face off. Madrid are still without Ronaldo, who continues to nurse that knee injury sustained in the final at the Euros, but never needed to get out of second gear as they comfortably beat Real Sociedad 3-0, with Bale netting a brace. Celta, on the other hand, lost at home to promoted Leganes in the visitors first ever game in the top division.
Real were predictably very strong on home turf last season, winning 16 times scoring a remarkable 70 times. Their record under new boss Zidane at the Bernabeu saw them net at least three times in nine of 10 matches and they start as very strong favourites against a Celta side they beat 7-1 in this fixture last season.
The main fear for many Celta fans this season was a lack of goals, mainly due to the loss of Nolito to Manchester City, and their fears became a reality on Monday evening when despite having 64% of the ball against Leganes they only managed two efforts on target. As a result, we think it’s worth taking a chance on Real winning to nil at a generous odds-against.