Hopes of successfully defending their La Liga crown ended a few weeks ago with Atletico Madrid coming into this latest matchday sitting in fifth on 42 points which is level with Barcelona who occupy the final Champions League automatic qualification spot for next season’s group stage. Last time out at home they suffered a 0-1 loss to Levante which ended their winning streak which stood at three games.
As for Celta Vigo they’re on a five-game unbeaten run which has seen them rise into ninth place with 13 matches remaining this season. Last time out Eduardo Coudet’s men snatched a point from the jaws of victory against Levante as Roger Martí netted an equaliser with eight minutes remaining on the clock. On the road they’re unbeaten in two, albeit those games were draws, and have lost just one of their previous eight La Liga away games.
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Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Match Stats
Atletico Madrid come into this weekend’s showdown with knowledge they’ve not lost any of their last nine La Liga home games against Celta Vigo, which consists of six wins and three draws, all of those outings came under Simeone’s leadership. On top of that, Atléti winger Ángel Correa has scored more Spanish top division goals in 2022 than any other player (7), with this season already proving to be his best scoring campaign of the seven seasons he’s played in the competition (11).
Celta Vigo have avoided defeat in eight of their last 11 visits to sides from the Madrid region in La Liga this after losing in each of their previous nine. They’re currently on a five-game unbeaten run and last went six without defeat in Spain’s top-flight between November and December 2020. Their forward Nolito has netted four goals across 10 league games against Atlético which is his best return against the same opponent in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-2 Celta Vigo