Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 11 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid did not have any troubles storming past Russian Premier League leaders Lokomotiv Moscow in Thursday’s Europa League action. The Mattressers have thus pretty much closed the last 16 round tie with a commanding 3-0 victory at Wanda Metropolitano making the rematch in Russia a pure formality next week.
The good news for Diego Simeone is that his talisman Diego Costa has managed to find the back of the net after a shorter break. The Spanish forward has thus instilled some confidence into him and he might well score a goal in league’s clash with Celta Vigo on Sunday as well.
The hosts have halted their push for the potential title challenge last Sunday when they fell 1-0 to Barcelona at Camp Nou. The defeat has certainly affected team’s spirits in the dressing room, but Simeone announced that his men will try and keep the challenge on runaway leaders even though the gap is now as high as eight points at the top of the Primera Division standings.
Next up for Atletico are Celta Vigo who have had yet another turbulent campaign in the top flight. The team led by Emiliano Unzue mainly claims points in front of the home crowd and they will come into this off the back of three consecutive losses on travels in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid lead the head to head tie by nine wins coming into their 38th meeting with Celta Vigo.
Atleti have been pretty impressive in the most recent set of clashes with the Sky Blues winning each of last four.
The Mattressers have bagged five goals in last two home outings against Celta.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Prediction
Celta have scored only a single goal in last three away fixtures in the league even though they’ve played the likes of Deportivo Alaves, Getafe and Girona in the process.
Given they are now up against the league’s best defensive line, we can’t but suggest you to go with the home win and Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.40
Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 1.85