Celta Vigo will welcome Atletico Madrid, one of their favorite rivals, to their home at Municipal de Balaidos in Vigo for a La Liga clash on Sunday. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in La Liga.
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Celta Vigo: Out of the Danger Zone
Things are very tight in the bottom half of the Spanish top-flight league. If we take out bottom-place Elche, who needs a miracle in order to remain for one more season in La Liga, nine teams are separated by just six points and all are fighting to avoid relegation. A couple of defeats can send a team sliding down the table.
After a 1-0 defeat to Real Mallorca 2½ weeks ago, Celta Vigo was 17th, just one place above the bottom three. But after consecutive victories against Athletic Bilbao and Real Betis, they are now sitting 12th in the standings, four points above the red zone.
Both victories were hugely impressive. Celta showed consistency and fighting spirit in the 1-0 win over Bilbao. They then showed another side to their game in a thrilling 4-3 win against Betis, who are fighting for the European spots. As always, they will once again rely on their talisman and most important player, Iago Aspas, who deserves a statue in front of the stadium when he retires.
Another player to watch is Gabriel Veiga, who scored a brace last weekend against Betis and has been involved in five goals in his previous eight La Liga games with Celta de Vigo. So if you’re betting online, you should back him to find the back of the net on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid: Unbeaten in Four Games
Atletico Madrid is unbeaten in four games heading into this weekend, including two disappointing draws against Getafe and Almeria. The visitors dropped too many points in matches they should have won this season. Of course, home defeats by Real Madrid and Barcelona were normal, but if they keep dropping points against bottom-half sides, they will definitely lose their spot in the top four.
They are trailing third-placed Real Sociedad by four points and Rayo Vallecano, Villarreal and Betis are breathing down their neck. They are out of the Champions League after they finished last in their group and they are out of the Spanish Cup, so they should now focus on their La Liga fixtures. Anything less than a top-four finish would be a disaster for the visitors, but in order to achieve this objective they must be at their best and bring their A-game.
Atletico will once again be without Marcos Llorente due to a muscular injury. Diego Simeone’s team did not suffer any new injury issues so they can line up their best players here. After just moving to Madrid from Barcelona, Memphis Depay is vying to make the starting lineup. We won’t include Atletico in our soccer picks and parlays because they always have problems against these types of teams.
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-Head
The reverse fixture ended in a dominant 4-1 win for Atletico Madrid just three months back, and they are also on a three-game winning streak against their opponents. On top of that, it has been five years since the hosts registered a win at this venue. The latest fixture of Celta Vigo produced seven goals in total, while two of the past four fixtures of Atletico Madrid have seen three or more goals. Four of the past six mutual encounters had goals from both teams, while the last time Vigo failed to find the back of the net at home was back in April 2022.
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid Match Information
- Match: Celta Vigo (6-5-9) vs Atletico Madrid (10-5-5)
- Location: Estadio de Balaidos, Vigo
- Day/Time: Sunday, Feb. 12, 10:15 a.m. ET
- Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid Live Stream: fubo.tv
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid Betting Lines
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid Picks and Prediction
The visitors enter this clash as favorites being priced at +120 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at two.
Celta won just once at home in almost four months, and are only slightly above the relegation cut-off at the moment. It certainly looks like Atletico Madrid is about to deliver a winning performance this weekend, but we can’t trust them so we will avoid the moneyline.
We expect an entertaining fixture with at least three goals. Celta Vigo should have the necessary weapons to find the back of the net. Just once in the last five years have they failed to contribute on the scoreboard at home against Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid are listed at +120 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Atletico Madrid you have a chance to win $120. The Celta Vigo are +265, offering a chance to win $265 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Madrida 45.45% chance to win, with Celta at 27.40%.