Atletico Madrid vs. Celta Vigo / La Liga – Atletico is much better than Celte this season, and in this match the points may be even more important for the guests because the team from Vigo fights for placement in Europa league, while Atletico after a defeat in the last round at Nou Camp was practically eliminated from the fight for the title. During the week, Atletico celebrated a convincing victory in the first duel of Europa League finals and they are on the verge of quarter-finals, while Celta was on the other hand in the rhythm of defeat away and victory at home. In the first part of the season, it was 1-0 at Vigo for Atletico. Begins: 11.03.2018. – 16:15 CET
After a few blunders of Barcelona, Atletico had the chance to return to the fight for the title in the last round, because they played at Nou Camp with five points backlog. A victory would mean only two points less than Barcelona, but they have failed to win, primarily because of their fairly defensive setting and the game itself.
They hoped they would save their net and then maybe from a break, or the counterattack come to a goal, but they received a goal from the break and did not manage to return till the end, so they lost with 1-0, and that is the result they most often win and it can be said that Barcelona has defeated them with their own weapon. They regained themselves in Europa league by winning 3-0 over Lokomotiv and it is clear that they will be in the quarterfinals of that competition. Oblak, Vrsaljko, Godin and Gabi did not play in that duel, but they should now be back in the team.
Probable lineups Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Vrsaljko, Godin, Gimenez, Filipe Luis – Thomas, Koke, Gabi, Saul Niguez – D.Costa, Griezmann
Celta is playing good only on their field, where they made two victories in a row after a draw with Espanyol, while they are losing as guests and they suffered three defeats. After all, they are still in the middle of the table and still have the right hope to qualify for Europa League, because Villarreal is in sixth place with three points more before this match. To make that breakthrough, they also need some points as guests, however, this game is not a good opportunity to break the negative series.
Celta has struggled also in the last round and they defeated Las Palmas after a 2-1 turnover and they have scored the second goal in the finish. Coach Unzue is not changing anything in the last line in the previous two rounds, because center-back Fontas is injured. Wass was absent in the last round due to injury, and Jozabed remained on the bench. Now Wass might play if he has recovered enough.
Probable lineups Celta Vigo: Ruben – Hugo Mallo, Roncaglia, S.Gomez, Jonny Castro – Wass(Radoja), Hernandez, Lobotka, Mor – Iago Aspas, Maxi Gomez
Atletico Madrid vs. Celta Vigo PICK
Atletico is of course a big favourite in this game, but Celta is one of the teams that knows how to make problems for Atletico in Madrid and that is why we expect that the guests will score at least one goal, and the host should not have any problems with that.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 2.04 at bet365 (down to 1.95 can be played)
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