Atletico Madrid (@1.44) vs Celta Vigo (@9.5)

Our Prediction:

Atletico Madrid will win

Atletico Madrid – Celta Vigo Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 12:30

The Uruguayan defender won the 2013/2014 La Liga trophy with los Rojiblancos, while making it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2014, 2016). He won the Europa League trophy in the 2011/2012 season with Atletico Madrid as well. Godin made 91 league appearances for the Yellow Submarine and on 4 August he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Atletico Madrid.

Since moving into the ground in August 2018, Diego Simeones men have lost just once there in La Liga and let in only 12 goals in 21 games so they will be confident of a victory and a clean sheet in this one against an under strength Celta side. Atletico Madrid will be pleased to head back to the Wanda Metropolitano after last weeks disappointing 2-0 loss at Real Sociedad.

Atletico had amazing pre-season. Atletico is a big favorite in my eyes, so everything except their win would be a huge surprise. Madrid won 1:0 against Getafe as well as in the second round against Leganes. They dont have to score a lot of goals, because their defense is their main thing. Juventus and Real Madrid were some of the teams they have played with, so making it 7 in a row was not an easy thing to do. In the 6 of the last 7 matches between them, only once was scored 3 goals or more. That is the style, that Atletico is known for. They have 7 wins in a row now. That was shown in the first round of this years La Liga, where Atl. Atletico Madrid is dominating their Head to Head games in the last 5 years they are undefeated. A minimal victory is something we see quite a lot on their games.

Our prediction for this Primera Division match:

They already have 4 points on the board, including a well-fought out point against league leaders Sevilla. Yet, when they face Atleti at home this weekend, if they can eke out a performance like they did against Sevilla, Simeone's side might find themselves reeling. Once they cross the Atletico hurdle they will find a runway of a few games they will need to get points from to avoid the situation they put themselves in last season.

They have at least had a week to prepare for this one unlike Atleti who had to dig deep to snatch a point from their clash with Juventus. That was perhaps a timely reminder that this is still a much changed team from last season and that Atleti remain a work in progress as they develop something of a new style which is more focused on attacking down the flanks with Kieran Trippier and Renan Lodi bombing on from full-back. That came on the back of defeat at Real Sociedad in La Liga, one which just quashed some of the excitement that was building around their prospects this season.

Celta have players who can hurt them but overall its hard to look past Atleti at the Wanda and Diego Simeones side should get back on track with 3 points here against a Celta side which is below full strength due to injuries and suspensions. Atleti do look a bit more vulnerable defensively this season, not just because of the defenders that departed the club but because they do seem to be keen to embrace a slightly more attacking style.

Gimenez is primarily a central defender and is recognized to be a natural and fast defender who is classy on the ball. His qualities came to the fore during his youth team presence at Toledo but his professional debut was in 2012 for Danubio. Jose Gimenez is a fast rising 21-year-old young Uruguayan defender who plays for Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

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Atletico Madrid will be in a good position to regain top spot in the league if Sevilla get anything but a win against Real Madrid. To top it all, Barcelona may be on their heels as well if they beat Granada. The dynamic at the top of La Liga this weekend will be pretty interesting. All of this is stipulated on Atletico Madrid beating Celta Vigo at home.

Against Real Madrid they created some goal scoring opportunities, as they had 4 shots on target and scored one goal. The most important part of Celta Vigo side is Iago Aspas. As soon as he enters the last third of the pitch, he can score. For this game, they will be missing: Costas and Rafinha. Iago Aspas is one of the best players in the league when it comes to transition game. He scored 20 La Liga goals last season and they will need him to do the same, in order for Celta to have success. They like to hang back and punish opponents on counter-attacks.

However Fran Escriba will be a bit frustrated that he hasnt been able to get his strongest eleven out yet for one reason or another. Celta Vigo also have a new look to them. Rafinha is yet to make his second debut for the club due to injury while Fran Beltran and Jorge Saenz are suspended here. Both players were sent off in the First Half against Granada last weekend so it probably would be unfair to read too much into their 2-0 defeat against the newly promoted side.