Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview
Santiago Solari’s side travel to Balaidos looking to keep their resurgence going under their caretaker boss ahead of the international break
With a ruthless victory over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League all but confirming their progression to the knockout rounds, Real Madrid are back in business under caretaker Santiago Solari.
Three wins in seven days have helped to lift the mood around Los Blancos following the departure of Julen Lopetegui and now they travel to Celta Vigo looking to keep their La Liga resurgence in top gear.
Antonio Mohamed’s side won’t make their visit easy though; they held Madrid to a 2-2 draw at Balaidos last season and have already sent Atletico packing with a 2-0 defeat this campaign.
Solari faces arguably his toughest test yet then in the hot seat – but another win here to make it four from four could go a long way to helping him secure the position on a full-time basis.
|Game||Celta Vigo v Real Madrid|
|Date||Sunday, November 11|
|Time||7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET|
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|beIN Sports||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast on television but can be streamed online with Eleven Sports.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Position||Celta Vigo players|
|Defenders||Mallo, Cabral, Roncaglia, Junca, Araujo, Costas, Vazquez, Mazan, Alonso|
|Midfielders||Mendez, Yokuslu, Beltran, Boufal, Hjulsager, Mor, Jozabed, Radoja, Sisto, Jensen|
Stanislav Lobotka is the only absentee for Antonio Mohamed with an ankle sprain, with Celta Vigo expected to name a similar side to the one who drew 3-3 with Real Betis last weekend.
The fearsome pairing of Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez have scored 14 of their side’s 20 goals this season and the duo will likely start up front together.
Celta Vigo XI: Alvarez; Mallo, Cabral, Roncaglia, Junca; Mendez, Yokuslu, Beltran, Boufal; Gomez, Aspas.
|Position||Real Madrid players|
|Goalkeepers||Navas, Casilla, Courtois|
|Defenders||Ramos, Nacho, Odriozola, Reguilon, Javi Sanchez|
|Midfielders||Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Ceballos|
|Forwards||Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Asensio, Vinicius Jr|
Santiago Solari is still unable to call upon the defensive duo of Marcelo and Raphael Varane who both miss the game through injury.
Fellow back-line stalwart Dani Carvajal remains absent after missing the midweek clash in the Czech Republic.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Odriozola, Nacho, Ramos, Reguilon; Casemiro; Modric, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Vazquez.
Real Madrid are favourites to take the victory at 11/20, according to bet 365 , while a draw is available at 7/2. Celta Vigo, meanwhile, are priced at 4/1.
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Three games, three wins – it’s fair to say that caretaker manager Santiago Solari has brought some much needed cheer back to Real Madrid in the wake of Julen Lopetegui’s exit.
Following the former Spain manager’s departure in the wake of a 5-1 hammering at the hands of Barcelona , Los Blancos turned to their reserve team coach and he has delivered the goods.
Madrid’s 5-0 victory against Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday in the Champions League all but confirmed the holders would reach the last 16 and calls are mounting for the Argentine to get the job on a full-time basis.
With victory in this weekend’s La Liga game away to Celta Vigo, Solari may just all but confirm his credentials to president Florentino Perez as the most viable candidate to take the reins.
But Madrid face a formidable opponent, third-highest in the league goalscoring charts this season and capable of producing the big upset on their day.
Celta Vigo have already seen off Atletico 2-0 here earlier this season – and held both Madrid and Barcelona to draws earlier in 2018 too.
Powered up front by the freewheeling duo of Aspas and Gomez , Antonio Mohamed’s team know how to find their mark and find it well.
Madrid however have a recovered ace up their sleeve; France international Karim Benzema. The striker broke his drought with a brace against Plzen in the Czech Republic midweek, bringing up a double-century of goals for the club in the process.
Now back on the scoresheets, he will be sure to provide a potent threat for Solari, in tandem with Lucas Vazquez and Gareth Bale up front.
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