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Celta Vigo - Atletico Madrid Betting Preview: Why neither side will keep a clean sheet

Celta Vigo - Atletico Madrid Betting Preview: Why neither side will keep a clean sheet

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Our Spanish football expert, Phil Kitromilides, thinks that these two sides are both capable of scoring and conceding on Saturday night as the visitors continue their title push

After two successive league defeats on the road, Atletico Madrid will be desperate to get back to winning ways away from the Estadio Vicente Calderon but face a tricky looking clash at Celta Vigo.

The Galicians had been on a decent run before last week's defeat at Elche and, at home, they remain a tough prospect. Before last Saturday's defeat the hosts had gone five games unbeaten, winning three of those matches. Paddy Power price another home win at 7/2 (4.50), the draw is available at 5/2 (3.50), while Atletico are offered at 3/4 (1.75).

Celta are unbeaten at the Estadio Balaidos since early November and, with a packed house expected, Diego Simeone's men could be in for an uncomfortable evening as they look to get back to winnings ways after their 2-2 draw with local rivals Real Madrid.

Having netted in six of their last seven home games, the side from Vigo will be confident of getting on the scoresheet again and backing both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) looks like a solid selection.

Despite failing to score in their last two away games, Atleti are usually pretty reliable when it comes to finding the back of the net.

Diego Costa may well be suspended, pending an appeal, but Raul Garcia and David Villa can provide ample backup when it comes to goals, although only two clean sheets in their last seven matches points to a recent lack of solidity defensively, making both teams to score the logical selection and at 4/5 (1.80) it offers enough potential returns for us to consider.

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid

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