Having been two of the teams to watch last year, this season has been somewhat tame for Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid. The fact that coaches moved on and stayed at both clubs respectively does not look to have helped much. Vigo seen their coach move on, while Atletico convinced Simeone to stick around and extend his deal. That being said, it’s going to be very interesting to see where they stand moving forward; this kind of game is one that Madrid have struggled to win for some time now.
Unbeaten in some time but having drawn half of their league games so far, Atletico are in a bit of a tough spot. They lack the same doggedness of previous years while also finding it hard to get that killer instinct that they need. For the home side, the likes of Maxi Gomez and Iago Aspas bring goals to the table – with 8between them already – while Atletico are seeing Correa and Carrasco as their prime goal threats, with Griezmann yet to truly fire in 2017/18.
As ever, though, their solidity in the middle with the likes of Saul and Koke means that they should have little problems staying in control of this match. The problem with Atleti is that they control most of their games but then fail to win them; this one has a lot of the same feelings about it.
Their undefeated run away from home, though, stands at 16 and this game has all the makings of a tough draw about it. Both sides are fairly dogged, but with three wins on the spin for Atletico against Vigo you would need to go for the away side if you had to back a particular dog in this fight.
Winless in four, though in all competitions, this one definitely smells of a game that neither team will get all three points from; a stodgy score draw.