La Liga Betting Odds: Celta Vigo vs Atlético MadridPublished February 15, 2015 by Sol FH
Live at 20:00 (UK), Celta Vigo hosts Atletico Madrid at Balaídos and bet365 sports has all the action live.
Celta Vigo are in need of a win tonight and they must do it against their rivals Atletico Madrid. The teams last met in Week 4 of La Liga action and that match ended in a 2-2 draw. An excellent result being that Celta last beat Atletico on the 25th of July in 2012. Atletico have outscored Celta 10-4 over their last five meetings but Celta are more confident in their chances at home tonight.
Celta Vigo are in 10th place on the La Liga table with 25 points, just behind Espanyol and Eibar. They don’t have a chance to finish in the top 5, but any win against a top team is a blessing. Celta will still be without Borja Oubina, Hugo Mallo and Cabral, each out resulting from injuries but are said to be rehabilitation well.
The Celts will be counting on a big game from Nolito and Larrivey, each with seven goals, and Chilean star Fabián Ariel at midfield with four goals so far. Sergio Álvarez will undoubtedly have an action-packed night in net, as Atletico will surely have numerous chances to score.
Atletico Madrid are in 3rd place currently, just 3 points behind Barcelona and 4 points behind league leaders Real Madrid. Coming off a humiliating win against Real Madrid last week put Atletico on cloud 9, as they beat their inter-city rivals 4-0. They look like a team that could easily win this year’s La Liga season led by Croatian attacker Mario Mandzukic with 19 goals so far. French attacking midfielder Antoine Griezmann is also expected to have a big night, as he has scored 14 so far.
It may be a chance for Celta Vigo to improve on their 10th place standing but they may have more than they can handle with a hot Atletico Madrid looking for a La Liga title.
Pre-Game and In-Play Props
Punters looking to make the game a lot more interesting can do so at bet365 Sports, with the famed UK sportsbook offering attractive pre-game and live in-play betting markets. Atletico are the favorites tonight at 2.10, while Celta Vigo trail at 3.80. Correct Score is paying out at 6.00 for a 1-0 Atletico win and 17.00 for a 2-2 draw, as the team’s finished last match.
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