Real Madrid host Celta Vigo in the first match at the Bernebau in almost two seasons on Sunday.
Real have started the season off well as they are currently holding the second spot in the La Liga table. They have won twice and drawn once in their first three matches heading into their first home fixture of the season.
Celta are on the complete opposite of the spectrum as they have lost twice and drawn once in their opening trio of matches. They hold a single point and are currently 18th in the table to start the early portion of this season.
Real have held their ground at home against Celta traditionally as Celta have taken just a single point away from their last 27 road matches against Los Blancos. Real Madrid are currently on a 21-match unbeaten streak, the best current streak in La Liga.
Real Madrid will be without the services of Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, David Alaba and Luka Jovic for this match.
Celta will likely be without Kevin Vazquez, Jose Fontan and Miguel Baeza.
There are no suspensions for either club in Sunday’s bout.
Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Nacho, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Valverde; Rodrygo, Hazard, Benzema
Ferland Mendy will likely be back in the Real Madrid starting lineup with Alaba out and the Frenchman recovering from the injury that kept him out to start this season.
Luka Modric will likely start returning from injury as well as Fede Valverde to replace Kroos. Rodrygo or Lucas Vazquez could be potential starters in place of the injured Bale.
Dituro; Mallo, Aidoo, Araujo, Galan; Tapia; Mendez, Suarez, Nolito; Aspas, Mina
Real Madrid—Celta Vigo 2-0
This is a very important match for Real Madrid as this is the inaugural match of the recently refurbished Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos will certainly want to start the new era off with a victory over a struggling team.
Celta have started off the season very poorly and Real hold a strong record over them at home. This is a match that Real must take all three points from even with a few key injuries to the squad. The returning members of the squad should be enough to get the job done.