Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo

Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips

Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo Preview

  • Date – Sunday, May 12, 2024
  • Kick-off Time – 02:15 PM GMT
  • Venue – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano

This Sunday, Atlético Madrid are set to square off against Celta Vigo in a highly anticipated La Liga encounter that promises high stakes for both teams.

With just a handful of matches remaining in the season, the implications of this fixture are profound, as Atlético seeks to cement their place in the Champions League while Celta Vigo fights tooth and nail to avoid relegation.

Currently positioned fourth in the league standings with 64 points from 33 games, Atlético Madrid are keen to secure their berth in Europe’s premier club competition for the next season.

Under the guidance of stalwart manager Diego Simeone, Atlético has enjoyed a legacy of success, boasting two league titles and multiple European triumphs.

However, this season has posed unique challenges, with an aging squad and limited resources hindering their pursuit of silverware. Nonetheless, with a three-point cushion over fifth-placed Athletic Club, Atlético remains in a prime position to clinch a top-four finish and salvage their campaign.

In stark contrast, Celta Vigo finds themselves embroiled in a battle for survival, hovering precariously above the relegation zone in 17th place with 31 points.

Following the dismissal of Rafael Benítez in March, interim manager Claudio Giráldez has endeavored to steer the club away from danger. However, with just four points separating them from the drop, every fixture becomes a pivotal struggle for Celta Vigo as they strive to maintain their top-flight status.

The historical dominance of Atlético Madrid in clashes against Celta Vigo adds an additional layer of challenge for the visiting side.

With five consecutive victories against Celta, including a commanding 3-0 win earlier this season, Atlético enters the match with a formidable record against their opponents.

As the teams prepare to lock horns at the Wanda Metropolitano, the significance of the encounter cannot be overstated.

For Atlético Madrid, securing a victory would not only solidify their position in the top four but also provide a platform for rejuvenation ahead of the transfer window. Conversely, Celta Vigo understands the urgency of collecting points to stave off relegation, making this clash a must-win affair for both sides.

With contrasting objectives and immense pressure at play, Sunday’s showdown between Atlético Madrid and Celta Vigo promises to be a gripping spectacle, with the outcome likely to have far-reaching consequences for both clubs.

Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo Team News

Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Atlético Madrid Players (Getty Images)

Injury concerns persist for Atlético Madrid as Gabriel Paulista, Memphis Depay, Thomas Lemar, and Marcos Paulo are all set to remain sidelined due to their respective injuries.

However, the return of Antoine Griezmann from suspension provides a significant boost for Diego Simeone’s side, with the French forward poised to slot straight back into the starting lineup.

Celta Vigo faces a selection dilemma with key players sidelined due to injury. Renato Tapia, Joseph Aidoo, and Carlos Dotor are expected to miss out once again, having been absent for several weeks.

Their absence poses a challenge for Claudio Giráldez’s squad as they prepare for a crucial clash against Atlético Madrid.

Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo Predicted Lineups

Atlético Madrid Predicted XI: Oblak, Llorente, Witsel, Giménez, Azpilicueta, Riquelme, Koke, Barrios, Lino, Correa, Griezmann.

Celta Vigo Predicted XI: Guaita; Mingueza, Dominguez, Nunez; Perez, Beltran, Jailson, Sanchez; Aspas, Larsen, Swedberg

Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Head-to-Head

In the 38 matches played between Atlético Madrid and Celta Vigo, Atlético Madrid have emerged as the dominant force, securing victory in 21 of these encounters. Celta Vigo, on the other hand, has managed to clinch victory on 9 occasions, while 8 matches have ended in draws.

This head-to-head record underscores Atlético Madrid’s historical superiority over Celta Vigo, highlighting the challenge that the latter faces as they seek to overcome the odds in their upcoming fixture.

Let’s have a look at the last 5 encounters between Atlético Madrid and Celta Vigo:

DateMatch ResultWinner
21 Oct 2023Celta Vigo 0-3 Atletico MadridAtlético Madrid
12 Feb 2023Celta Vigo 0-1 Atletico MadridAtlético Madrid
10 Sep 2022Atletico Madrid 4-1 Celta VigoAtlético Madrid
26 Feb 2022Atletico Madrid 2-0 Celta VigoAtlético Madrid
15 Aug 2021Celta Vigo 1-2 Atletico MadridAtlético Madrid

Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo Prediction

Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo Preview
Celta Vigo Players (Getty Images)

With both teams facing contrasting objectives at this crucial stage of the season, the stakes are high as Atlético Madrid host Celta Vigo. While Celta’s fight for survival adds an element of unpredictability, Atlético’s formidable home record and relentless pursuit of a top-four finish make them the favourites in this matchup.

Diego Simeone’s side has showcased resilience and consistency at home, suffering only one defeat in La Liga on home soil since January 2023. Their recent run of seven wins in eight home games underscores their dominance at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Despite the potential threat posed by Celta’s desperation to secure points, Atlético’s determination and quality are likely to prevail. Therefore, a confident prediction favours Atlético Madrid to emerge victorious with a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo.

Prediction: Atlético Madrid 3-1 Celta Vigo

Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips & Odds (subject to change)

  • Atlético Madrid win – 1.48
  • Celta Vigo win – 8.90
  • Draw – 5.00
  • Odds source –
  • Tip: Over 2.5 Goals

Where to Watch Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo

  • India – Jio Cinema, Sports 18
  • UK – ITV
  • Spain- DAZN
  • US – ESPN+

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