Celta Vigo vs Atlético Madrid predictions and betting tips on February 12, 2023
On February 12, Balaídos (Vigo) will host the match of the 15th round of the La Liga, in which Celta will compete with Atlético. The battle will start at 16:15 CET.
The team has its own recognizable style. There was no surprise that Eduardo Coudet was fired in autumn – it is rather strange that the Argentinean specialist was able to hold his position for 2 years. Among other things, he coped with the disastrous start of the last temporada and took with his wards the 11th final place. But the “Galicians” “stalled” again, that time in the autumn of 2022, and the Latin American coach was replaced by Carlos Carvalhal. Being under the rule of the Portuguese mentor, there were a lot of obstacles on the way to the needed game, but after the winter break, the team is more than good. Of course, there was a departure from the Copa del Rey and the defeat made by Mallorca. Nevertheless, the team took 10 points in the remaining 4 matches of the Primera – it won in the matches against Elche, Athletic and Betis (a 4-3 victory in the battle with Sevilla in the previous round) and reached a draw in the struggle with Villarreal. As a result, Iago Aspas and the company were able to get close to the “equator” of the standings – in fact, the team appeared at the level of the previous temporada.
The club can fully focus on the battle in the Primera. The Champions League was tightly failed by the Spanish grandee – that tournament, being in not a very difficult group, resulted in the 4th place. The campaign in the Copa del Rey ended with a 1-3 defeat in a derby with Real Madrid. There remains only the La Liga, in which everything is not so easy. It goes without saying that there is no chance to compete for the title – Barcelona and Madrid have already “run away” too far. Still, there are a few more ambitious contenders, led by Sociedad. Thus, finishing the tournament in the top 4 isn’t guaranteed. Moreover, “the Mattress Makers” are not so good as usual. They not only lost to “the Blaugrana” in January, there were the draws in the away match against Almeria and a home one with Getafe. They lost points due to a penalty, which “the Blues” earned in the 83rd minute of the game.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Celta Vigo won its last head-to-head match in 2018. Moreover, all 3 previous battles ended strictly with the victories of Atlético.
Bookmakers consider Atlético to be the favourite of the following struggle. But the team is unstable, and Celta seems to be combat-ready. Thus, we bet on “total: over 2.0” (odd: 1.88).