Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atleti lost a huge chance last week to mount a challenge for the league title. They were pitted against the reigning champions and held on till the 85th minute before Leo Messi and Luis Suarez decided to take the win for their team.
With no other title in sight for the Rojiblancos, all that remains is the La Liga, and Diego Simeone’s men will surely be targeting 21 of the remaining 21 points.
Celta Vigo possesses one of the worst defenses in the competition and is just two points above the relegation zone.
With Villarreal and Valladolid trying their best to avoid the boot, it’d suit Vigo well to go strong in the next seven fixtures. But they are on the road against Atleti this weekend. So let’s change the statement a bit – it’d suit Vigo well to go strong in the six fixtures after this weekend.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last six matches returned five Madrid wins.
- Six of the last nine meetings saw Celta failing to score.
- Atleti won the last three games at their home.
- Vigo failed to find the back of the net in two of their last three visits.
- Madrid scored two or more goals in their last six home fixtures.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Madrid is facing a major overhaul this summer, and they need to put in a strong showing for the remainder of the season. They were unceremoniously taken out from the Champions League after holding a two-goal aggregate advantage. Now, all they have is the league, and they do have a cliff to overcome.
With 21 points left to play for, toppers Barcelona hold an 11-point advantage. Still, the warriors will give all they can till the end of the season, and won’t allow Barca a walkover to the crown.
Moreover, Madrid won five of the last six h2h games and the last three at this venue. They are also a favorite for the runner-up spot, while Celta is battling relegation. As icing on top of the cake, Atleti has the home advantage this Saturday.
Expect a win for the wounded Madrid players. Their famed defense will ensure a clean sheet – and they have done so six times in the past nine h2h encounters.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Win to Nil @ 2.00 (1/1)
The Hosts to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 1.80 (4/5).