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Real Madrid vs Celtic: Champions League Odds & UCL Best Bets

1:55 AM EDT 11/1/22
Nuevo Santiago Bernabeu
The La Liga side need three points to guarantee they top Group F and Carlo Ancelotti's men should be backed to win a high-scoring game

The defending Champions League winners have already clinched a spot in the knockout stage but can lock up the top spot in the group with a win against Celtic at the Santiago Bernabeu.

They fell to RB Leipzig in Germany 2-3 last week, but it will not cost them in qualifying for the next round.

Celtic have put on a pretty disappointing Champions League performance this season with no wins and only three goals scored in the five matches they’ve played.

Let’s look at the betting odds for the Real Madrid vs Celtic match.

Ani Sridhar’s 2022-23 Soccer Betting Record: 20-20 (+4.25 Units)

Real Madrid vs Celtic Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: Real Madrid (-450) | Draw (+600) | Celtic (+1100)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 3.5 ( -125) | Under 3.5 (-110)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-135) | No (-105)

Real Madrid vs Celtic odds and all stats included in this article are current as of Monday, Oct. 31, at BetMGM Sportsbook.

As expected, Los Blancos are heavy favorites in this contest. The oddsmakers also believe it will be a high-scoring match, with the Over set at 3.5 goals and both teams to score juiced to (-135).

Real Madrid vs Celtic Prediction

Real Madrid 3-1 Celtic

Los Blancos have to win this Wednesday to finish at the top of their group over RB Leipzig. Leipzig face off against Shakhtar Donetsk in their last match, and if they win and Madrid loses or draws, then the Germans will finish at the top of Group F.

Madrid won 3-0 against Celtic in the first match of their Champions League campaign but did look exposed at times on the defensive side. Celtic was able to generate some great goal-scoring chances with four shots on goal but lacked the finishing quality.

The visitors have been dominant in the Scottish Premiership with 11 wins and only one loss. Celtic also have a whopping +33 goal differential conceding only nine goals so far in their domestic season.

Their Champions League fate is sealed, however, with no chance to qualify for the Europa League either.

Karim Benzema missed last week’s contest against Leipzig, as well as their La Liga match against Girona over the weekend. Vinícius Jr. and Rodrygo will be asked to step up once again if the Frenchman misses out yet again.

This should be a routine victory for the Spanish side, and with how open both teams play, it should be a high-scoring match.

Real Madrid vs Celtic Betting Tips

  • Madrid’s loss against RB Leipzig was their first loss of the season in all competitions.
  • Celtic is 0-5 in their last five matches against a Spanish team in the Champions League and have only scored one goal in those five matches.
  • Despite not winning a match this Champions League season, Celtic still possess a strong offensive unit and can penetrate the Madrid backline.

Real Madrid vs Celtic Best Bets

➕ Both Teams to Score (-135)

WAGER: 1 Unit

If it wasn’t for a couple of unlucky shots that hit the post and a dominant performance by Thibaut Courtois, Celtic definitely would have scored against Los Blancos in their previous matchup.

This will be a fast-paced game with a lot of space in the open field for both teams to take advantage of. Both teams will find the back of the net in this contest.

➕ Over 3.5 (-125)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Since Madrid has to win this game, they will look to push up the entire time. Even if they get out to an early lead, they will keep their foot on the pedal as they go for all three points.

I expect Celtic to score in this match, and therefore, Real Madrid’s offense needs to pour it on. Look for a high-scoring match between the two sides.