Real Madrid vs. Celtic Betting Tips: Back the hosts to dominate the ball at the Bernabeu
Celtic travel to the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening to take on Real Madrid. The game kicks-off at 5:45pm as part of the Matchday 6 fixtures in the Champions League and here at BettingOdds, we’ve picked out two tips for the gamer that we like the look of.
Real Madrid vs Celtic Odds
Real Madrid sit top of the Group F table heading into the final round of matches with 10 points from a possible 15. Los Blancos were defeated for the first time since April when losing to Red Bull Leipzig in this competition and also dropped points in the league after a 1-1 draw with newly promoted Girona at the weekend.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side remain top of the La Liga table by a point, with the manager potentially set to make some changes to his side here considering they have already qualified. Eden Hazard and Marcc Asensio could be in line for starts, while Toni Kroos should feature after he was suspended for Real’s game with Rayo Vallecano at the weekend.
After a 1-1 stalemate with Shakhtar seven days ago it was confirmed that Celtic will finish bottom of Group F, with no chance of qualifying for the latter stages of the Europa League via third place. Ange Postecoglou’s team made it 10 victories from their last 11 matches with a comfortable 3-0 win over Livingston on Sunday. Celtic will continue to be without Callum McGregor due to his injury and have now failed to win any of their last eight matches in this competition.
Real Madrid vs Celtic Tips
The first selection we have opted for on Wednesday evening is for Real Madrid to have Over 62.5% ball possession in the match. This is available at even money with Unibet and can be found by accessing the match page, under the ‘team advanced stats’ category.
When these two sides met in Matchday 1 up in Scotland, the home side did cause Madrid some problems, however the 14-time European Cup winners showed their quality and came away 3-0 winners. Madrid had 64.6% possession that game, a figure we expect to rise in a match against Celtic at the Bernabeu. We can’t see this game being played at a frantic pace and the hosts should see plenty of the ball. It’s also worth noting that this market is settled based on the data from the guys over at Opta.
A win here for Real Madrid would see them top Group F and we are backing them to win the game to Nil. Both Betfred and BetVictor have 13/10 on show at the time of writing for Ancelotti’s men to take the three points without Celtic scoring and we expect them to go about their business in a professional manner on Wednesday, despite having already qualified.
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With Celtic confirmed to finish bottom, they may even decide to rotate a few of their players here. Madrid kept clean sheets in victories over Celtic and Red Bull Leipzig in Matchdays 1 and 2 earlier in this campaign and with Madrid having let off 48 shots across just two Champions League home matches this season, we think it could be domination for the home side with Celtic struggling to lay a glove on their opposition.
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