Atletico Madrid (@1.44) vs Celta Vigo (@9.5)
22-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Atletico Madrid will win

Atletico Madrid – Celta Vigo Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 12:30

Atletico Madrid will be in a good position to regain top spot in the league if Sevilla get anything but a win against Real Madrid. To top it all, Barcelona may be on their heels as well if they beat Granada. The dynamic at the top of La Liga this weekend will be pretty interesting. All of this is stipulated on Atletico Madrid beating Celta Vigo at home.

Against Real Madrid they created some goal scoring opportunities, as they had 4 shots on target and scored one goal. The most important part of Celta Vigo side is Iago Aspas. As soon as he enters the last third of the pitch, he can score. For this game, they will be missing: Costas and Rafinha. Iago Aspas is one of the best players in the league when it comes to transition game. He scored 20 La Liga goals last season and they will need him to do the same, in order for Celta to have success. They like to hang back and punish opponents on counter-attacks.

The club was founded in 1923 after a fusion between Real Club Fortuna de Vigo and Real Vigo Sporting. From 1997 until 2003 Celta de Vigo managed to become a strong team in the Primera Division. Celta de Vigo is a Spanish football club from Vigo in the Galicia region. Highlight was season 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the knock out stage of the Champions League but in the same season the team got downgraded to the Segunda Division.

Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Score Prediction

So if we look at the way he is playing now, that 126 million Euros transfer fee could look like a good investment. Their best move this offseason was finishing a transfer of Joao Felix from Benfica. He is playing fantastically and he can really make a difference in a few minutes. As it was already said, they are in a great form, looking to continue their run and battle for the trophy as always.

They usually don't need to score too many, but their history with some capable strikers has meant that they usually don't need to create too many chances either. However, this season, none of their strikers are particularly prolific and they need someone to step up and fill the gap that Antoine Griezmann left in terms of goals. The best candidate so far has been Vitolo, but he needs others to step their game up as well.

They have at least had a week to prepare for this one unlike Atleti who had to dig deep to snatch a point from their clash with Juventus. That was perhaps a timely reminder that this is still a much changed team from last season and that Atleti remain a work in progress as they develop something of a new style which is more focused on attacking down the flanks with Kieran Trippier and Renan Lodi bombing on from full-back. That came on the back of defeat at Real Sociedad in La Liga, one which just quashed some of the excitement that was building around their prospects this season.

Diego Simeones troops are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that they have already suffered elimination in the Champions League, we predict that the Argentine tactician is going to field the best possible side against Os Celeste. Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Deportivo Alaves and Girona, Atletico Madrid suffered a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the La Liga derby at the weekend. As a result, los Rojiblancos have slim chances of winning the domestic trophy, but they will surely give 100% to finish the season above their fierce local rivals Real Madrid.

Prediction correct score: 3 - 1

However Fran Escriba will be a bit frustrated that he hasnt been able to get his strongest eleven out yet for one reason or another. Celta Vigo also have a new look to them. Rafinha is yet to make his second debut for the club due to injury while Fran Beltran and Jorge Saenz are suspended here. Both players were sent off in the First Half against Granada last weekend so it probably would be unfair to read too much into their 2-0 defeat against the newly promoted side.

Since moving into the ground in August 2018, Diego Simeones men have lost just once there in La Liga and let in only 12 goals in 21 games so they will be confident of a victory and a clean sheet in this one against an under strength Celta side. Atletico Madrid will be pleased to head back to the Wanda Metropolitano after last weeks disappointing 2-0 loss at Real Sociedad.

Celta have players who can hurt them but overall its hard to look past Atleti at the Wanda and Diego Simeones side should get back on track with 3 points here against a Celta side which is below full strength due to injuries and suspensions. Atleti do look a bit more vulnerable defensively this season, not just because of the defenders that departed the club but because they do seem to be keen to embrace a slightly more attacking style.

The hitch to that point is Atleti's desperate lack of goals at the start of this season. Atleti play on Saturday, ahead of both Barcelona and Real Madrid who play on Sunday, so this is their opportunity to pile the pressure on the top guns in the La Liga title race. Until they start to demolish teams like Celta Vigo, it may be difficult to consider them title contenders once again.

Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Stats

Estadio Wanda Metropolitano will host Saturdays football game between Atletico Madrid and Celta Vigo, the two teams who were beaten by Real Sociedad and Granada respectively at the weekend. Los Rojiblancos aim to regain top position in the La Liga standings and seeing that Diego Costa has overcome his injury, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Diego Simeones troops.

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