Atleti, having suffered a 1-0 loss in the hands of the log-leaders, Barcelona, last Sunday, have fallen eight points behind in the race for the title. However, the 3-0 trashing of Lokomotiv Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday will be a morale-booster for this clash.
On the other hand, Celta Vigo have been having their ups and down recently, including their display on the road which has left very little to be desired as they come into this clash on the back of three straight away defeats in all competitions.
With this, bookies see them as underdogs at (7.90).
For this meeting to end all square, which is quite unlikely, the betting outfit place (4.60). This has paid out only once in both sides’ last seven outings.
Four of last six head-to-head meetings have been in favour of Simeone’s charges winning to nil and it’s worth backing them at odds of (2.15) for another likely result here.
Los Rojiblancos have scored two goals per match in four of their last six home games in the league, while Juan Carlos Unzue’s men have conceded two goals on two occasions in their last six away outings.
Backing an outcome of less than two goals in this duel is available at a chunky (1.95). This has paid out in three of the last six head-to-head battles between the two teams.
Interested punters should back the two Spanish clubs to play a no winner, no vanquish state at the end of the first 45 minutes. AccessBET quotes a juicy (2.30) for this outcome which has paid out in six of the last seven fixtures between them in all competitions.