Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo preview, betting tips and prediction: Comfortable win forecast for Simeone's men
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Atletico Madrid were unlucky not to get a result at the Camp Nou last weekend. The closest challengers to a Barcelona side conquering all before them, Atletico were only beaten by a piece of Lionel Messi magic.
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The Argentine forward increased his lead at the top of the Pichichi charts with a stunning free-kick placed perfectly out of Jan Oblak’s reach. Atletico had a goal disallowed but couldn’t find any joy in Catalonia. They’ll be hoping to bounce back from that rare defeat when Celta Vigo visit the Spanish capital to take on Diego Simeone’s side.
It looked as though this would be Simeone’s last season with the club at the start of the campaign. The early Champions League exit reinforced that belief. However, things have gone so smoothly in the second half of the season that it’s has created a feeling that Simeone could be building another great team. It’s certainly something that he believes. Speaking before their Europa League fixture against Lokomotiv Moscow, Simeone said: “I think that we can improve all the time and the demands that we put on ourselves are always very high. I’ve been at this club for six years and it’s the best thing that has happened to me. As always, I’m proud of my players. Every day I watch more football on television and it just makes me proud of my lads.”
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Before taking on Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann netted back-to-back hat-tricks. We think he’ll get back on the scoresheet in an Atletico win this weekend.