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Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid: How to watch on TV live stream, kick-off time, team news & predictions

Grey Whitebloom
Celta Vigo last beat Real Madrid in La Liga in 2014, when Carlo Ancelotti was in his first spell at Los Blancos
Celta Vigo last beat Real Madrid in La Liga in 2014, when Carlo Ancelotti was in his first spell at Los Blancos / Octavio Passos/GettyImages
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Celta Vigo host reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight on Saturday night.

The Galicians were denied an opening day victory by a 98th minute penalty Oscar Mingueza conceded six minutes after trotting off the bench for his debut against Espanyol.

David Alaba was barely on the pitch for six seconds before he curled Real Madrid's match-winning free kick into the top corner away to Almeria last weekend.

Here's everything you need to know about the meeting between two sides with varying substitution success.


Where are Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid playing?

  • Location: Vigo, Spain
  • Stadium: Abanca-Balaidos
  • Date: Saturday 20 August
  • Kick-off Time: 21:00 BST / 16:00 EST / 13:00 PST

Where can you watch Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid in the UK?

  • Channel: Premier Sports 1
  • Channel: LaLigaTV
  • Streaming Service: Premier Player
  • Broadcast Time: 21:00 (BST)

Where can you watch Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid in the United States?

  • Streaming Service: ESPN+
  • Broadcast Time EST: 16:00
  • Broadcast Time PST: 13:00

Where can you watch Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid in Canada?

  • Channel: TSN
  • Streaming Service: TSN App
  • Broadcast Time (EST): 16:00

Where can you watch Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid highlights?

  • Channel: Premier Sports
  • Stream: La Liga YouTube channel

H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Celta Vigo: 0 Wins
Real Madrid: 4 Wins
Draws: 1

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Celta Vigo: WLDLD
Real Madrid: LDWWW


Celta Vigo team news

While the gut-wrenching manner in which Celta threw away two points last weekend was a notable negative, on the plus side no one got injured. Eduardo Coudet has a fully fit squad to choose from but can't have been too impressed with the impact his substitutes provided.

Celta Vigo predicted lineup vs Real Madrid

Celta Vigo Starting 11: Marchesin; Mallo, Aidoo, Nunez, Galan; Beltran, Tapia, Cervi; Rodriguez; Aspas, Paciencia
Bench: Villar, Mingueza, Perez, Solari, Baeza, Swedberg, Vazquez, Dominguez, Veiga


Real Madrid team news

Dani Carvajal managed to overcome an ankle strain in preseason to feature in Madrid's Super Cup victory over Eintracht Frankfurt but was sidelined last weekend with a muscular problem.

Rodrygo also had to sit out the trip to last season's Segunda champions with a muscle injury in his right leg. The Brazilian isn't expected to return until September.

Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Celta Vigo

Real Madrid Starting 11: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Tchouameni; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
Bench: Lunin, Lopez, Rudiger, Nacho, Vallejo, Hazard, Camavinga, Kroos, Ceballos


Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid score prediction

Espanyol were the beneficiaries last weekend but Real Madrid are very familiar with Celta's rash touch in their own box. The side from Vigo has conceded a whopping four penalties in their last two games against Los Blancos.

Yet, even without the gift of a spot kick, Madrid's familiar, well-oiled attack stands a good chance of breaking down the rearguard Celta offer. While the champions may not be quite as slick at the back as new signings bed in, Madrid may very well keep racking up the wins during this transition.

Prediction: Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid


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