Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo (Monday, 20:00)
Atletico Madrid are setting the pace in La Liga and they will be looking to strengthen their position at the summit of the standings when Celta Vigo come calling on Monday night
Diego Simeone’s side are firmly in the driving seat for a first league title since 2014 after taking maximum points from 16 of their opening 19 Spanish top-flight tussles of the season.
Last time out Luis Suarez scored twice as Atleti swatted aside Cadiz to surge ten points clear at the top of the table.
Next up for Simeone and Co is a capital clash with a Celta Vigo side who are housed in midtable and find themselves in the midst of a six-match winless streak across all competitions.
This is the type of assignment that the hosts have become particularly efficient in dealing with, however, there is little value in backing Atleti at a general 8/13 so instead I’ll head to Bet 365‘s Bet Builder market to get a bigger price.
If we combine Atletico Madrid to win, under two goals in the match for Celta Vigo and over zero Celta Vigo cards we will be presented with a nice looking 5/6 shot.
Simeone’s warriors have been their typically stubborn selves this season – six of their nine home wins have been to nil and they have conceded just 10 league goals in 19 La Liga outings to date.
When digging slightly deeper it can be seen that Atletico Madrid have conceded just three league goals on home turf this term and no visiting side to the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium this season has managed to score two or more goals.
What’s more, 10 of Vigo’s last 12 La Liga road trips have featured fewer than three match goals so I’m more than happy to side with an Atelti win here alongside under two Celta Vigo strikes
Given that Eduardo Coudet’s guests are averaging 2.9 yellows per game this season – the second-highest tally in La Liga – I’ll also back the visitors to collect at least one card during this contest, and it’s also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination clicked in the reverse fixture back in October.
- Atletico Madrid To Win, Under 2 Celta Vigo Goals & Over 0 Celta Vigo Cards – Bet Builder – 5/6 (Bet 365)