Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 2/8/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlético Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Atlético Madrid (-345) Celta Vigo (+800)
Estadio Wanda Metropolitano is the site where Luis Suarez and Atlético Madrid (16-2-1, 1st in La Liga) will play Celta de Vigo (6-7-8, 10th in La Liga) on Monday. The goalies expected to start will be Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid and Ruben Blanco for Celta de Vigo. Celta de Vigo are priced at +800 while the Red and Whites are at -345. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Atlético Madrid faced Cadiz in their last match and took home the win by a score of 4-2. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 87.5% passes received rate by connecting on 454 of the 519 pass attempts in their last match. Atlético Madrid attempted 14 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 8 of those attempts for a rate of 57.1%. Regarding shot accuracy, Atlético Madrid walked away from the pitch at a 37.5% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 8 shots. Atlético Madrid is averaging 2.05 goals per 90 minutes (39 total goals) and have tallied 31 assists in all matches for the season.
Luis Suarez is a player who should be able to impact this game for Atlético Madrid. He has 140 assists while accumulating 90 yellow cards in his career. Suarez has been given a starting assignment in 432 games so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.75 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Uruguay has recorded 320 goals in 38,209 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Joao Felix, the forward hailing from Portugal. He has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 27 goals. Felix has played 4,536 mins during 53 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.54 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Atlético Madrid is Jan Oblak. Oblak (155-63-49 mark in his career) has recorded 137 shutouts, which has earned him a 50.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Slovenia has had 861 shots tried against him in 269 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.77 (205 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .777. Oblak has defended the goal for 24,115 mins and is sitting with 671 stops during his career.
The last time they took the field, Celta Vigo weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Granada. Celta Vigo finished the match with a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 7 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 396 of the 468 passes they attempted for a rate of 84.6%. Celta Vigo had 1 shot attempted out of their 7 shots attempted which gave them a 14.3% rate in their last outing. With 24 goals and 14 assists in all their contests, Celta Vigo is averaging 1.14 goals and 0.67 assists per 90.
Nolito will be counted on for Celta Vigo. He averages 0.40 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 208 games during his pro soccer career. The forward born in Spain has totaled 18,939 mins and he has scored 84 goals. He has totaled 55 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 50 times. You should also keep an eye on Brais Mendez, the midfielder hailing from Spain. He has accounted for 11 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 11 different times. Mendez has been given a total of 13 yellow card warnings in 6,099 professional minutes (68 career starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.16.
Ruben Blanco will be looking after the net for Celta Vigo. Blanco has accumulated 31 shutouts while seeing 462 shots tried against him in 10,295 career mins. He holds a save percentage of .684 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.2%. He has surrendered 1.43 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 41-32-43. During his career, Blanco has allowed 164 goals and has accounted for 310 stops in 114 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+800)
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