The Champions League reaches the end of the group stages with match day six. Real Madrid face Celtic at the Bernabeu and we have a full match preview and picks for your consideration.

Real Madrid vs Celtic Tips

Los Blancos head into this one knowing that a better or similar result than RB Leipzig can manage against Shakhtar, would mean they top the group heading into the knockouts.  

Carlo Ancelotti rotated his side for their disappointing 1-1 draw with Girona on Sunday, but should go back full strength knowing how important that top spot could be in the round of 16 draw. He will still be able to call on Toni Kroos, despite the German’s dismissal in injury time at the weekend. 

Celtic know that they can only finish bottom but they will be hoping to salvage some pride here, after a really poor European campaign. 

Ange Postecoglou’s side played well for large parts of the game in Glasgow, against the European Champions and will be hoping to pick up some crumbs of momentum here, to keep his side fully focused on defending their Premiership title. 

Jota is back available for selection for the Bhoys, who are only without injured Callum McGregor and Carl Starleft. 

Football Betting Odds

Real Madrid -2 match handicap – 6/4

Madrid can’t afford to sit back here, knowing Leipzig will be heavy favourites to beat Shakhtar. With that in mind I’m taking them on the -2 handicap meaning they will need to win by three or more goals for this bet to win. 

Celtic have looked impotent in Europe and Los Blancos have some serious firepower, scoring 29 goals in just 12 La Liga games. 

Vinicius Junior to score and Josip Juranovic to be carded – 13/2

One man who should be instrumental to any heavy Real win, is left forward Vinicius Junior. The 22-year-old has ten goals already this season, including three in four starts in the Champions League. 

Anyone who has seen the Brazilian play before will know how quick and tricky he is and Celtic right back Josip Juranovic could be in big trouble dealing with him. 

The two selections pay 13/2 on the #PickYourPunt market.

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