Celta Vigo vs Atlético Madrid Prediction, 8/15/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Atlético Madrid
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (+373) Atlético Madrid (-137)
Nolito and Celta de Vigo (14-11-13, 8th in La Liga) host Atlético Madrid (26-8-4, 1st in La Liga) at Estadio de Balaídos on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Ruben Blanco for Celta de Vigo and Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid. The moneyline on this matchup has Celta de Vigo priced at +373 and the Red and Whites are at -137. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Celta Vigo faced Betis in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-2. In regard to passing, they ended with a 89.2% rate by completing 423 of the 474 passing attempts last match. Celta Vigo tried 16 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 56.3%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Celta Vigo finished the game at a 30.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 10 shots. Celta Vigo is averaging 1.45 goals per 90 min (55 goals in total) and have accounted for 39 assists in all matches for the year.
Nolito is a player who should be able to impact this match for Celta Vigo. Nolito has started 224 outings in his career and scores 0.39 G/90. The forward born in Spain has earned 87 goals in 20,079 mins played. He has accounted for 54 assists while earning 58 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career.
Another player who should impact this match is Iago Aspas, the forward who represents Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 53 times so far in his career while he has scored 144 total goals. Aspas has been on the field for 23,329 minutes in 265 starts and has been handed a total of 68 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.56 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Celta Vigo will be Ruben Blanco. Blanco has defended the goal for 10,672 mins and has accumulated 313 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.4 (170 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 67.7%. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 471 shots sent his way in 119 career starts. Blanco (43-34-44 record in his career) has accumulated 31 clean sheets, which has earned him a 26.1% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, Atlético Madrid went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Valladolid. Atlético Madrid finished the match with a 52.0% successful dribble rate by converting 13 of the 25 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 377 out of their 456 passes they tried for a rate of 82.7%. Atlético Madrid landed 3 shots attempted out of their 15 shots attempted giving them a 20.0% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 65 goals and 54 assists in all their matches, Atlético Madrid averages 1.71 goals and 1.42 assists per 90 min.
Koke will need to provide a spark for Atlético Madrid. The midfielder born in Spain has totaled 27,434 professional minutes and has earned 36 goals. He has collected 65 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 74 times. He currently averages 0.12 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 311 games during his soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Luis Suarez, the forward hailing from Uruguay. He has totaled 327 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 141 times. Suarez has been handed 93 yellow card warnings in 39,537 mins played (447 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.74.
Jan Oblak will look after the goal for Atlético Madrid. Oblak has racked up 144 clean sheets while seeing 923 shots against him in 25,825 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 77.6 and his shutout rate sits at 50.0%. He has allowed 0.77 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 165-69-52. So far in his career, Oblak has surrendered 220 goals while totaling 718 saves in 288 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlético Madrid (-137) and under the total goals
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