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Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid: Picks, predictions, how to watch La Liga match

We go over everything you need to know for Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid on Matchday 2.

UD Almeria v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Santander
David Alaba of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the La Liga Santander match between UD Almeria and Real Madrid CF at Power Horse Stadium Juegos Mediterraneos on August 14, 2022 in Almeria, Spain.
Photo by Jose Hernandez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Celta Vigo will play host to league giants Real Madrid on Saturday, August 20 as Matchday 2 gets underway in the Spanish top flight. Madrid opened their campaign with a 2-1 win over Almeria, while Celta Vigo started off with a 2-2 draw against Espanyol last week.

As with the majority of La Liga matches, this game will be available to watch via livestream on ESPN+ in lieu of a television broadcast. Kickoff is slated for 4:00 p.m. ET from Estadio de Balaidos in Vigo. Let’s take a look at the odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Celta Vigo v. Real Madrid

Date: Saturday, August 20
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
TV channel: None
Live stream: ESPN+

Odds, picks & predictions

Celta Vigo: +350
Draw: +300
Real Madrid: -155

Moneyline pick: Real Madrid -155

While the scoreline doesn’t necessarily show it, Madrid dominated in their season opener as they logged 29 shots with 15 on target, while controlling 68% of possession against Almeria. They were able to get two of those shots in the back of the net courtesy of Lucas Vazquez and David Alaba in the second half after going down 1-0 early in the match.

Celta thought they had a win in the bag in their first match against Espanyol after taking a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Iago Aspas and Goncalo Paciencia. Edu Exposito pulled one back for Espanyol in the 72nd minute, while a penalty in the dying moments of the game converted by Joselu salvaged a point for the opponents.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side will look to replicate their performance on both ends of the pitch, but they’ll hope to put a couple more in the net as they look to cruise to their second straight win. Back Real Madrid to get the win over Celta here, despite being on the road.

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