Celta Vigo - Atletico Madrid Betting Preview: Back the hosts to score before the hour mark

With Celta producing some encouraging performances of late, and desperate for points, our La Liga expert Phil Kitromilides is backing them to net before 61 minutes tonight
Having played out an uninspiring goalless draw with Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday night, Atletico Madrid have another fixture in the region of Galicia this evening, 150 kilometers down the road in Vigo.

The Rojiblancos' participation in next Friday's Copa del Rey final meant this match was brought forward to a midweek slot, and with their last six away games seeing the sequence of win, draw, win, draw, win, draw, they will be hopeful of continuing that run with another victory this evening.

Bet365 price an away victory at 6/5 (2.20) while Celta, who are in chronic need of three points themselves, can be backed at 12/5 (3.40).

With six points separating the bottom six in the table, Celta know that a win this evening would lift them from the relegation zone up to the lofty heights of 16th, and with their away form so abysmal, the side from Vigo need to take advantage of their two remaining matches at Balaidos.

Talismanic and talented in equal measure, Celta striker Iago Aspas marked his second game back from a four-match suspension by scoring a late equalizer on Friday against Athletic Bilbao.

It is not an overstatement to suggest that he alone could keep the Galicians up, and having rediscovered his goalscoring touch, Aspas will be desperate to fire his home town club to victory.

Backing Celta to score before 61 minutes at 5/6 (1.83) therefore looks an excellent option, and while Atleti do not concede many goals, in each of the last four games where they have conceded, they have done so before the hour mark.

For a value bet back Aspas to open the scoring at 11/2 (6.50), something he has done on five occasions in the league this season.

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Celta to score before 61 minutes at 5/6 (1.83) with bet365
Iago Aspas to score first at 11/2 (6.50) with bet365

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