Last season, Atletico did not capture the league title. Finally, the team earned the option to play in the League of Champions after the third place. Among the newcomers, it is noteworthy that defender Molina moved from Italy for 20 million euros and Samuel Lino from Gil Vicente (6.5 million).
During the first leg, the visiting team defeated their fellow countrymen from Getafe (3:0). After such success the club got another win in a game with Valencia (1:0) and played in a draw with Real Sociedad (1:1). The Indians were defeated by Porto (2:1) in the first leg of the new competition. Today Regulon, Savic and Cunha, who has a muscle injury, will be absent.
During the last season the visitors’ performance was traditionally inconsistent – the team found their own soccer only in autumn. Incidentally, last year there was no removal of the head coach. The team performed well in the Spanish Cup, while in the Intercollegiate Championship the Sky blues side finished only in 11th position.
Start of the new championship was typical – a draw and success in duels with Girona (1:0) and Cadiz (3:0) allowed to record seven points and only eighth place in the standings. Today will not be able to play Pasencia and Suarez, who is still out of form.
Celta has been unstable, with Celtic playing extremely unsuccessfully in Madrid. Furthermore, Atletico have a pretty decent form, which, with the support of the fans, will help them take full control of the match. Additionally, the Indians have no right to make mistake today.
Our prediction is Asian handicap (-1) on Atletico and we bet on it at PariPesa with odds 2.17
We expect that in this fight Madrid will be able to please the fans with active play in the attack, where the capital city has a great capacity. Moreover, in 2 of the last 3 head-to-head matches less than three goals have not been scored.
Second bet – total more than 2.5 goals for 2.18