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Prediction: Atletico Madrid vs Celta de Vigo

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 9 May 2024

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Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Atletico Madrid and Celta de Vigo will lock horns with each other in La Liga this coming weekend. The match between Colchoneros and Los Celestes will be held at the Metropolitano Stadium and is scheduled to kick off at 3:15 pm UK time on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in Spain who regularly challenge for the La Liga title and play in the UEFA Champions League. Diego Simeone’s side finished third in the league table last season and were expected to push for the title, but there is a chance that they may not end up even fourth.

Atleti are fourth in the La Liga table at the moment. The Madrid club have picked up 67 points from 34 matches and are only six points above fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao. Although you would expect Atletico to to end up fourth, there is a chance that Athletic could take that spot away from them.

Diego Simeone’s side will head into the La Liga game against Celta de Vigo on the back of a 1-0 victory over Real Mallorca away from home in the league. It came after a 3-1 win against Athletic Bilbao in front of their fans which followed a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Alaves on the road in La Liga.

Team News:

Atletico Madrid are likely to line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation against Celta de Vigo. Jan Oblak will be in goal for the visiting team and will have Axel Witsel, José María Giménez and Mario Hermoso in defence. César Azpilicueta, Pablo Barrios, Koke and Rodrigo Riquelme will be the four midfielders. Marcos Llorente and Samuel Lino will be the two playmakers. Angel Correa will lead the line for the home team.

Celta de Vigo

Celta de Vigo are a modest club in Spain who are happy to just stay in La Liga. They finished a respectable 13th in the league table last season, and one suspects that they would take it this time around.

Os Celestes are 15th in the La Liga table at the moment with 34 points from 34 matches. Celta are as many as eight points above the relegation zone and are unlikely to go down to the Segunda Division at the end of the season.

Celta will head into the La Liga match against Atletico Madrid on the back of a 3-2 victory over Villarreal at home in the league. It came after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Alaves on the road in La Liga which followed a 4-1 victory over Las Palmas at home in the league.

Team News:

Celta de Vigo are likely to line up in a 3-4-3 formation against Atletico Madrid. Vicente Guaita is likely to be in goal for the visiting team and will have Javier Manquillo, Carl Starfelt and Jailson in front of him in defence. Oscar Mingueza, Damian Rodriguez, Fran Beltran and Hugo Alvarez will be the four midfielders. Iago Aspas, Jorgen Strand Larsen and Williot Swedberg will be the three forwards.

 Key Factors to Consider

  • Atletico Madrid have won 4 of their last 6 La Liga matches.
  • Atletico Madrid have conceded 39 goals in 34 La Liga matches this season.
  • Alvaro Morata has scored 14 goals and given 2 assists in 29 La Liga matches for Atletico Madrid this season.
  • Celta de Vigo have scored 40 goals in 34 La Liga games this campaign.
  • Celta de Vigo have conceded 52 goals in 34 La Liga games this campaign.

Conclusion

Atletico Madrid have a much better team than Celta de Vigo and are also at home for the match. It is hard to see anything but a win for Atleti in this particular La Liga match.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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