Atletico Madrid looks to extend their impressive run in the La Liga title when they welcome home Celta Vigo at the Spanish capital. The match schedules for Monday night at Wanda Metropolitano, with kickoff at 11 pm.
Diego Simone’s are currently top of the table, 10 points clear of second-placed Barcelona with a game in hand. On the other hand, Celta currently sits sixth in 10th position while being five points off the top seven.
Atletico Madrid is having an amazing season at the top of La Liga with 16 wins, two draws, and only one loss in their last 19 matches to sit at the top of the table. In addition, Atletico has a game in hand over Barcelona and Real Madrid. However, the two of the biggest rivals in La Liga face off against each other over the weekend. Therefore, an advantage could stand at seven points when Atletico takes to the field.
Another impressive part of their run of form has been their defensive output, managing to concede only ten times. It marks the best defensive record while managing 40 goals, the second-best attacking record behind Barcelona.
On the other hand, Celta has won six, drawn seven, and lost eight matches to pick up 25 points. It leaves them at seventh, heading into the heavy schedule of fixtures this month.
Atletico Madrid vs. Celta Vigo Head to Head
Both sides have 23 games against each other, with Atletico taking home 14 wins while Celta Vigo with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Cadiz 2-4 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid 3-1 Valencia
Eibar 1-2 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Sevilla
UE Cornella 1-0 Atletico Madrid
Granada 0-0 Celta Vigo
Celta Vigo 1-1 Eibar
Real Betis 2-1 Celta Vigo
Celta Vigo 0-4 Villarreal
Real Madrid 2-0 Celta Vigo
Atletico Madrid Team News
Diego Simeone remains without Joao Felix, Moussa Dembele, Yannick Carrasco, and Mario Hermoso. All four players recently tested positive for coronavirus. Kieran Trippier remains suspended. It means Angel Correa might get a start alongside Dennis Suarez.
Celta Vigo Team News
Sergio Alvarez and David Junca remain unavailable for selection due to injuries. Otherwise, the side is fit without any injury concerns ahead of the clash. Brais Mendez, Santi Mina, and Iago Aspas are pushing for recalls.
Prediction and Odds
It is hard to back against Atletico especially going against their current form in the La Liga to make a win.
Atletico Madrid Win
Goals Under 2.5
Suarez to Score