Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Celta Vigo is really a cursed squad for having such a tough schedule in the opening phase of the competition itself. They had to open against Real Madrid, which was followed by ties against Valencia, and Sevilla. Last day they took on Granada, and this weekend they are on the road against Diego Simeone’s men.
This rough run has taken its toll on the team. They have been able to post just a single win, and are placed 16th in a table of 20.
Their problems have a potential to compound even more considering that Atleti had lost at the Anoeta, which put an end to their 100% winning run.
But this Saturday the Colchoneros are at home, and could really spell danger for any outfit that’s foolish enough to take them head-on.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last seven games saw Atleti winning five times.
- Celta failed to score in seven of the previous ten fixtures.
- At this venue, the hosts are on a four-match winning streak.
- Atleti registered two or more goals in the previous seven home games on the trot.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Despite the loss of Antoine Griezmann, the Madrid outfit is still among the best in Spain. The arrival of Joao Felix has been a major reason behind this.
The team seems determined to repeat their 2013-14 La Liga heroics, and so far they have been on point. While the loss against Sociedad could have hurt them, factoring in the struggles of Real, and Barca, Simeone’s men are still on course to take the mantle.
The favorite for this match-up is easily the hosts considering the fortress the Wanda Metropolitano is, and the away form of Celta.
To prove a point, Vigo was winless in 19 of their previous 20 away fixtures, and are completely winless on the road in 2019. On the other hand, the Colchoneros won nine of their prior ten overall match-ups and was unbeaten in 21 of their previous 22 appearances in front of the home crowd. In addition, they also managed to win 18 of these clashes.
Going on, h2h encounters too support this same claim. Madrid won five of the former seven meetings and won the previous four at home on a stretch. Impressively, Vigo failed to score in seven of the last ten overall h2h battles as well.
Finally, taking into account Celta’s inability to consistently score this season, the most probable outcome for the game is a win to nil for the hosts.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Win to Nil: Atletico Madrid @ 2.00 (1/1).