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After winning the league for the first time in seven years last season, Atletico Madrid will be their defense of the La Liga title with a trip to Celta Vigo On Sunday.
Los Colchoneros beat city rivals Real Madrid in the trophy last season, while their hosts finally finished eighth after a mixed season.
Prediction for this match
Having stayed way behind the top spot in terms of points for the past four seasons and never got to the top spot within 10 points, Diego Simeone led Atletico Madrid into the 2020/21 season with calm confidence that they could finally secure the title.
Los Colchoneros established themselves at the top of the top division at halftime of the season after collecting 54 points in their first 21 games.
But it shouldn’t be that easy, because after the defeats against Levante, Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao, the race for the title at the end of the season became tight.
Losing to Athletic put them briefly behind Real Madrid and Barcelona, but they would recapture the lead and had to win their last three games to win the trophy with their city rivals just two points behind.
Simeone’s men did what it took to pull off three highly competitive 2-1 wins in a row and ultimately defeat Real Valladolid to bring the title back to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano for the first time since 2014.
With Barcelona and Real Madrid both going through tough times, Los Colchoneros will surely see this season as a great opportunity to add another La Liga trophy to their cabinet and will be eager to start with a win in a tough away game.
Celta Vigo will go into the coming season with confidence as they want to fight hard for a top six finish this time around.
After a bad start to the season Eduardo CoudetAfter 10 games, the LaLiga team fell back to the bottom of the table, but quickly turned their form and climbed into the top half.
At halftime, the Sky Blues sat in eighth place and continuously moved in the upper midfield before a streak of four straight wins, including a striking 2-1 win over Barcelona, catapulted them back to eighth place The end and a 3-2 defeat against sixth-placed Real Betis would not cause another fall.
Los Celestes should now turn their attention up the table as they want to make the short runs with impressive form a more frequent game this time around, with the aim of finishing in the top 7 and getting ready for the next season Qualify European Championship.
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Celta Vigo enter Sunday’s opening game in clean health, although Coudet may have to wait for summer signings Javi Galan, Franco Cervi and Jose Fontan Be fully registered before they can occur as the league is constantly enforcing salary caps.
If deemed available, Galan should certainly start on the left side of a back four after an impressive season for Huesca last season.
Your line is from the menacing duo of. cited Iago Aspas and Santi Minaafter scoring a total of 26 goals and 17 assists in La Liga last season.
Renato Tapia impressed for Peru at the Copa America this summer and he should start before the back four and the center-back pairing of. shield Nestor Araujo and Joseph Aidoo.
Diego Simeone will certainly have to make a big decision at the start of the season whether to stick to his tried and tested 4-4-2 or return to the three center-back system that has produced an impressive run of performances and results at the start of the last campaign.
He could line up with a back three Jose Gimenez, Stefan Savic and Mario Hermoso, with wing-back spots for reaching between people like Kieran Trippier, Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Lemar and temporary full-backs Saul Niguez and Marcos Llorente.
Luis Suarez should lead the line if found fit to play after returning late from international season after scoring to the title with 21 league goals last season while the Portuguese star Joao Felix is excluded due to injury.
Simeone did the summer with the impressive reception of. his midfield expanded Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese, and he was supposed to slip right into the page on Sunday.
Celta Vigo possible starting line-up:
Blanco; Mallo, Araujo, Aidoo, Galan; Tapia; Nolito, Suarez, Mendez; Aspas, Mina
Atletico Madrid possible starting line-up:
Oblak; Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso; Saul, De Paul, Koke, Carrasco; Llorente, Lemar; Suarez
Probability: Celta Vigo 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Despite a tough test at the start of the season, we can only imagine Simeone’s team to win on Sunday.
Given the situation at Real Madrid and Barcelona, Atletico Madrid have every reason to be confident that they can keep the title in this year’s division.
Best betting tip for this match
Our expert tipster partners at footpredictions.com forecast less than 3.5 goals in this game. Click here to see more football predictions to see what else they are predicting for this game and for more proven soccer tips.Under 3.5: data