After picking up just one point in the inaugural two games of the season and conceding six goals in the process, Celta Vigo managed back-to-back clean-sheet wins in the previous two La Liga rounds.
Iago Aspas completed a brace in the 3-0 drubbing of strugglers Cadiz seven days ago at Abanca-Balaidos.
La Liga veteran forward is now the joint-top scorer of the competition (with Robert Lewandowski) with five goals in four appearances.
Atletico Madrid will be searching for their first home win of the season having suffered a 0-2 defeat to Villarreal in their lone previous home fixture.
The team led by Diego Simeone managed to take seven out of nine possible points from three away outings, showing great displays against Getafe, Valencia, and Real Sociedad along the way.
Bitter city rivals Real Madrid are already five points away at the top of the standings and Diego Simeone’s men can ill afford another slip-up in front of the home fans.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid will go into this on the back of three wins and a draw in the previous four head to head games against Celta Vigo.
Los Colchoneros have bagged at least two goals in each of these previous four meetings with Celta Vigo.
Only two of the previous eight H2H affairs between the two teams provided three or more goals.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Celta did manage positive results in the last two rounds but these have come against the newly-promoted Girona and the rock-bottomed Cadiz. They are now up against one of the strongest teams in the league and we expect to see their positive thread coming to an end on Saturday night.
Atletico Madrid have notched at least two goals in each of the previous four games against Celta Vigo. We will back them to do so for the fifth time in a row at the decent-value 1.80 odds.
Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
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