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11/03/2018 Kick Off:  3:15 pm Wanda Metropolitano V Predicted Score:3 - 1

Away Celta de Vigo

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

A penalty. There have been four penalties awarded in the sides last nine head to head meetings meaning there is a 44% chance of it occurring again.

A penalty to be awarded is 11/4 and that is certainly worth some serious consideration.

2 We fancy:

Both teams to score and Atletico to win is 12/5 and that is a great way to go for value from a strong home side.

We have already highlighted the goalscoring exploits of the two as well as the fact that Celta have scored in the three of their last four trips to face Atletico.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Each team to get six or more corners is 9/1 and for two sides who like to go on the attack, that could be a great way to get some serious value from the bookmaker.

Team News

Atletico Madrid preview
Atlético Madrid's Last Six:

Won: 5 Drawn: 0 Lost: 1

Diego Simone looks like welcoming back goalkeeper Jan Oblak and centre-back Diego Godin after both picked up knocks last weekend.

However, Stefan Savic is showing no signs of returning to action after suffering a hamstring injury in February.

Celta de Vigo's Last Six:

Won: 2 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3

Head Coach Juan Carlos Unzué’s only likely absentee is centre-back Andreu Fontàs who faces a race against time to be fit after suffering an irritation to his Achilles.

Aside from that, Unzue will most likely name the same starting XI that overcame Las Palmas on Monday.

Atlético Madrid vs Celta de Vigo Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid face a tough challenge from Celta

Both sides come into this one after impressive wins last time out. Atletico comfortably beat Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0 in the Europa League on Thursday night whilst Celta beat Las Palmas 2-1 on Monday. However, neither side can afford to lose with a possible late title charge and a surge for next seasons Europa League on the cards respectively. It will be an all action affair as Diego Simeone looks to maintain the home sides good form.

Atletico Madrid are 2/5 to win and it will be no surprise to see that get plenty of action in the betting. Los Rojiblancos have turned the Wanda into a fortress in their first full campaign and are yet to suffer a defeat in the league in their new home making Celta’s trip all the more harder.

Celta Vigo are 15/2 to win and the one time La Liga yo-yo club are once again proving that they are consistent top ten material. This makes it possible to look at backing them, but one may prefer slightly longer odds considering Atleti’s record on home soil.

The draw is 15/4 and that looks the best way for Celta to come away with anything from the game. However, with only 2 draws in the last 14 match-ups between the two, perhaps a match winner result offers the more likely chance of a pay-out.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/5 and that makes sense. Remarkably, Celta Vigo have scored the same amount of goals this season (45) as their opponents. That is more than the likes of Sevilla and Villarreal. You also have to go back to 2002 for the last time a goalless draw was played out between the two in the league.

Atletico to score in the second half is 2/5. The home side have found the back of the net in the second 45 in four of the last six league meetings between the two as well as in three of their last four games in all competitions.

Predicted Score: Atlético Madrid 3 - 1 Celta de Vigo

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Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!