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The La Liga match at Estadio Abanca-Balaídos on Saturday sees home side Celta Vigo lock horns with opponents Atlético Madrid.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Celta Vigo v Atlético Madrid can be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Celta Vigo will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-0 La Liga losing effort in their last game against Osasuna.
In that game, Celta Vigo had 61% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. At the other end, CA Osasuna had 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Facundo Roncaglia (23') and Jonathan Calleri (76') scored for Osasuna.
Celta Vigo have found it difficult to unlock defences of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 against opposing sides during the course of their last 6 matches. In those meetings, Os Celestes have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 7. That trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, though.
Their prior results show that Celta Vigo:
- have not been beaten in the league by Atlético Madrid in their previous 2 matches.
- have not won against Atlético Madrid in their last 3 league matches.
In their previous fixture, Atlético Madrid drew 0-0 in the La Liga tie with Villarreal.
In that game, Atlético Madrid had 54% possession and 14 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Villarreal CF got 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
A run of reliable displays from the Atlético Madrid defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures overall. In that time, their own attack force has managed to score 10.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Atlético Madrid:
- haven't beaten Celta Vigo when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 9 league matches away from home. Impressive, to say the least.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 22/10/2017 shows that Celta Vigo have won 1 of them & Atlético Madrid 3, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
In all, 10 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 3 of them from Os Celestes and 7 created by Atleti. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
Team News: Celta Vigo
Celta Vigo boss Óscar García will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game with a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Atlético manager Diego Simeone has some current player fitness concerns. José Giménez (Corona virus), Renan Lodi (Knock), Saúl Ñíguez (Knock) and Sime Vrsaljko (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re of the view that Celta Vigo are capable enough to score a goal against this Atlético Madrid side, but one goal probably shouldn’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re therefore tipping a 1-2 winning score for Atlético Madrid by the conclusion of the game. Let’s see what eventuates.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Abanca-Balaídos (29,000)
Captain: Hugo Mallo
Chairman: Carlos Mouriño
Manager: Óscar García
Competitions: La Liga position 13
⭐ Key Man: Iago Aspas
Usually taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Iago Aspas was born in Moaña, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Celta de Vigo in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 3 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.