Celta-de-Vigo-vs-Atletico-Madrid-15-february-2015-prediction

Atletico Madrid is settling quite nicely into their usual style of play a few days after winning against Real Madrid in La Liga. Considering Real are unable to win against Atletico ever since that Champions League final, it still leaves punters wondering where exactly did Atletico go wrong that they lost the grip on that match. In La Liga, Atletico will make the trip to Vigo to face a team that managed to frustrate them in recent history.

Celta is 10th in La Liga with 25 points and Nolito, Larrivey and Orellana are the attacking trio the hosts will look to when attempting to winning against Moya. Nemanja Radoja seems to have recovered from his groin injury, but he is due for another fitness test today to see whether he will be fit for Atletico. In the latest draw against Real Sociedad, Celta managed to level late in the game, which prompted Gustavo Cabral to state that if Celta manages to play with the same pressing and intensity they could win against the champions. Alex Lopez is aware his team has mixed results against teams from the first half of the table, yet he is confident they can score at least one goal.

Diego Godin was cleared to play against Celta after a broken nose in the match against Real Madrid and will have to play with a protective mask. The win against their city rivals put Atletico three points behind Barcelona and four behind Real Madrid, which is why the match is a must win for them and their title hopes. Diego Simeone is trying to shuffle things around and even plans on trying out an attacking line with Torres, Mandzukic, and Griezmann to test if it will be viable for Champions League. With Koke out for at least three weeks, Saul Niguez returned to training and might feature form the start. Atletico find it easy to score, in the last 10 matches they won, the team scored at least two goals and now they will try to avoid another 2-2 result.

Ladbrokes has 1.90 odds for an Atletico win and 4.00 for Celta Vigo while both teams to score has 2.05 odds. Atletico for both halves has 3.10 odds, Celta 6.50 and look for the match to be decided in the midfield with Gabi and Khron-Dehli battling for supremacy. Larrivey and Nolito have 4.33 odds to score, Orellana 5.00, Mario Mandzukic has 2.37, Torres 2.70 and Atletico to lead after 75 minutes has 2.05 odds. We’re going to bet 7 units on Griezmann to score with 2.50 odds from Ladbrokes.

Celta Vigo: Team’s Formation

1
Álvarez
21
Planas
3
Fontàs
22
G. Cabral
19
Jonny Castro
23
Krohn-Dehli
24
Fernández
8
Álex López
7
Santi Mina
11
Larrivey
10
Nolito

Atletico Madrid: Team’s Formation

1
Moyá
3
Siqueira
2
D. Godín
23
Miranda
20
Juanfran
17
Saúl
5
Tiago
14
Gabi
10
A. Turan
9
Mandžukić
7
Griezmann

Prediction for the match: Griezmann to score anytime.

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