Celta Vigo v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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The visitors will be looking to continue their exceptional defensive record and we think they should be backed to keep a clean sheet in Galicia

Atletico Madrid needed a fine performance from goalkeeper Jan Oblak to ensure they recorded a 1-0 at home to Rayo Vallecano last weekend.

Diego Simeone's men are well-fancied to push for the title this term and if they are to do so, they will need to win at places like the Estadio Balaidos where they take on Celta Vigo on Saturday.

The Galicians were in action on Monday night beating Levante 2-1 in Valencia, and Celta will be aiming to continue their strong run at home in the league during 2018.

Latest odds

Celta are unbeaten in their 12 home La Liga matches this calendar year, during which time the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Sevilla have all failed to win in Vigo, and bet365 price a home win at 19/4 (5.75).

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Atletico, however, boast a strong away record in Galicia and have won this fixture in six of the last seven seasons, so it is little surprise they are priced at 13/20 (1.65) to pick up three more points.

Seven of Celta's 12 home league matches this year have ended as draws and another stalemate is priced at 5/2 (3.50).

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Team news

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Atletico Madrid will be missing right-back Juanfran who is out with a thigh injury, who is likely to be replaced by Colombian international Santiago Arias.

Celta are waiting on the fitness of defender David Junca, with the summer signing unable to make his debut yet due to a muscle strain.

Preview

Last season Atleti conceded just 14 goals in 19 league matches on the road, and we can expect Los Rojiblancos to be a resilient unit defensively again this term.

Even when their opponents manage to engineer a goalscoring opportunity, the brilliance of Oblak often denies them and Atletico are likely to be the toughest team to score against in the Primera Division once more.

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Simeone's men kept ten clean sheets on the road last season, including in Vigo, and backing them to record a shutout away from home is often a good angle.

Tips and predictions

Atleti have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight matches against Celta in all competitions and they are priced at 11/10 (2.10) to keep a clean sheet on Saturday.

The capital side can be backed at 13/8 (2.62) to be the only team to score, while under 2.5 goals in the game is priced at 7/10 (1.70).

Prices correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1pt stake bet365

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