Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 15 August 2021
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos.
Atleti are the reigning champions of the competition, and they certainly are determined to run it back. Meanwhile, Vigo had not even qualified for Europe, and they also have a poor h2h record against this rival. Likely, expect the champions to start with a win.
Diego Simeone’s men took smart advantage of the fact that the two titans of the league were facing issues, and led his club to their first La Liga title in seven years. The addition of Luis Suarez really helped out a lot.
This time around, the team has made more additions – one of them being the Copa America winner – Rodrigo de Paul, who’s playing style nicely compliments that of Simeone.
Also, the issues that Real and Barca are facing have just compounded, and it seems there is no possibility that it might end soon. Barcelona are severely crippled by financial issues, and their one cheat code – Leo Messi has left the club.
Going on, Real lost both of their starting central defenders – Sergio Ramos, and Raphael Varane, and no suitable replacement has been signed yet.
Suffice it to say that Atleti are on a good route to once again aim for the title.
In the meantime, Celta had to settle for an eighth-place finish the last season, and had conceded a total of 57 goals through their campaign. They also have a poor h2h record against this opponent over the years.
By the looks of things, expect a win for Atleti this Sunday.
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atleti had recorded seven of the former eight overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in eight of the past twelve meetings.
- Since 2005, the hosts have won just twice at this stadium.
- The home team had failed to score in five of the past seven clashes at this ground.
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Atleti had ended their league run the last season with a five-game unbeaten run, and four of these were wins. They had shown phenomenal fighting spirit in overcoming the late challenge posted by Barcelona and Real.
In the meantime, Vigo had failed to even secure a ticket to the Conference League, and they also have a poor h2h record over the past several seasons. Note that they had almost always struggled offensively against this foe as well.
By the looks of things, expect a win for Atletico Madrid this Sunday.
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Correct Score: 2-0 Atletico Madrid @ 9.00 (8/1).