Atletico Madrid Has Edge to Win on Sunday

Published on January 9th, 2016 1:52 pm EST
The Spanish La Liga Primera will feature a total of five games on Sunday, including an interesting tilt set to take place between Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid.

As of this moment, Atletico Madrid sits one single point behind Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table. Barcelona currently has a record of 13-3-2 for a total of 42 points, while Atletico Madrid has a record of 13-2-3 for 41 points.

Celta Vigo, on the other hand, is having a surprisingly strong start to their campaign, as they have managed to accumulate a total of 31 points over their first 18 points (9-4-5). With Celta Vigo playing in front of their home fans on Sunday, they certainly have a viable chance of beating Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, desperately needs to beat Celta Vigo in order to keep pace with Barcelona at the top of the table.

Here are the odds for Sunday's tilt:

Celta Vigo, 4.33
Draw, 3.20
Atletico Madrid, 1.91

Celta Vigo has had mixed results at home so far this season, as they are currently 4-2-3 in front of their home fans. Atletico Madrid has been strong on the road, notching a record of 6-1-2.

Atletico Madrid has won two straight games and three of their last four, though they are certainly capable of a letdown away from home, as evidenced by their December 20th loss to Malaga on the road.

Atletico Madrid needs to remain focused on the task at hand on Sunday, which is walking away with three points. With a game against Barcelona looming later this month, Atletico Madrid needs to make sure that they remain within striking distance of the table leaders, which means that a win on Sunday against Celta Vigo is of the utmost importance.

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