La Liga: Real Madrid Challenges Celta VigoPublished October 24, 2015 by Florin P
Celta Vigo tries to keep invincible run alive as Real Madrid comes to town (3:00 p.m UK Time)
The fact that Real Madrid is leading Primera Division after eight rounds is hardly a surprise, given the fact that they are perennial favorite to win the trophy. Celta Vigo is the team flying higher than anyone expected it to, being currently tied for the lead with the multiple champions. They will have a hard time consolidating this position despite having home pitch advantage and are expected to use a defensive team.
All Eyes on Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese striker has set another record in the Spanish first flight after scoring over the weekend and his morale is excellent. Real Madrid is not the team to defend even when playing on the road and the starting formation will remain unchanged.
Benitez is a more pragmatic coach who is less interested about scoring a flurry of goals and emphasizes the importance of claiming all three points. He will have to deal with the absence of Modric and Pepe, while also having fewer options up front, now that Rodriguez and Benzema are mending injuries. Even so, Real Madrid is a force to be reckoned with offensively and odds of 4/5 offered by bet365 Sports are amazing.
Celta Vigo Undefeated After Eight Rounds
It has been a roller coaster for Celta Vigo in many games, as the team trailed better opponents, but somehow found the resources to claw their way back in the game. The home side has had its fair share of challenges, but all of them pale in comparison with the task of avoiding defeat against Real Madrid.
Just three players are missing from the starting formation and the hosts can field an aggressive first 11, but they will stick to the classic 4-4-2. Iago and Wass will spearhead the offensive, while Nolito will start on the bench acting as potential replacement for any of the two strikers.