Celta Vigo vs. Atletico Madrid 10/17/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Celta Vigo vs. Atletico Madrid 10/17/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Celta Vigo 1-2-2, Atletico Madrid 1-2-0

10/17/20 10 am

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Celta Vigo is welcoming Atletico Madrid to Municipal de Balaidos in round 6 in the Spanish LaLiga.

Celta has started the season well, with 3 games without a loss, but they have lost their last 2 games without scoring a goal, and this international break came at the right time for Celta. During their last 3 games, Celta has conceded 6 goals while scoring only 1 goal. Iago Aspas is still the only goalscorer for Celta with 3 goals. Nolito has added 1 assist. Alvarez, Blanco, Junca, Vazquez, and Fontan are all injured, and with the injury list so long, it’s understandable that Celta is struggling. Celta was playing their last LaLiga game against Osasuna on the road, and they were solid with 61% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. Celta can play good defense, but the lack of offense is putting too much pressure on the defense, and that is the biggest issue in Celta at the moment. Celta has lost this match 2-0. There is so much potential in Celta, but so many simple problems that Celta can’t fix for a while now. Last season Celta avoided the relegation, but they need to get their offense going if they want to have a better season.

Atletico has played only 3 games so far this season, and they are still undefeated, but except for their first game of the season, Atletico hasn’t won their last 2 games, and they haven’t scored a single goal. In their latest LaLiga match against Villarreal at home, Atletico has had 54% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. Atletico was the better team here, and they have created more good chances, but neither of the teams was able to score a goal. The final result of this match was 0-0. Suarez is the leading goalscorer for Atletico Madrid with 2 goals, while Llorente, Felix, Costa, and Correa added 1 goal each. Correa has also added 2 assists for Atletico Madrid. Gimenez and Vrsaljko are still injured for Atletico Madrid. Same old problems for Atletico Madrid, inconsistent offense, lack of goals, and lack of imagination in the attacking end. Atletico is playing in the Champions League against Bayern Munich next week, and if they want to avoid a terrible loss, Atletico better gets their offense going in LaLiga this weekend. Atletico has signed Luis Suarez in the offseason, and that is showing to be a good investment, but there is no use in having a good striker if he can’t receive the ball from the midfielders. Atletico is slowly changing their identity, but it’s a process, and maybe it’s the time to change the coach.

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Celta has had some success against Atletico Madrid at home, but the trends are on Atletico’s side in this matchup. Atletico hasn’t lost any of their last 7 away games. I think we can expect mixed lineups here, at least for Atletico because they are playing in the Champions League next week, and for that reason, I will give this a shot at a draw.

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