Soccer Picks: Atletico Madrid vs. Celta de Vigo

Richard O'Hagan

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:40 PM GMT

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 7:40 PM GMT

Atletico are chasing Barcelona hard at the top of La Liga and will want to try to improve their goal difference at least in this game against lowly Celta.

Soccer Tips: Atletico Madrid v Celta de Vigo

The top of La Liga reads as it has done for much of the last decade, with Barcelona and one of the Madrid teams battling it out for top spot. The only slight surprise this year is that it is Atletico, not Real, who are proving to be the main challengers. Celta, meanwhile, languish in 15th place, only goal difference keeping them at the head of a pack of sides with only six points (and only one win) to their names.

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Diego Simeone’s team have won all of their seven games to date, come into this game on the back of a 1-0 win in the Madrid derby, and are second to Barca only by virtue of an inferior goal difference, having ‘only’ scored 19 times this season. Of course, any team that boasts the likes of David Villa in their starting eleven is going to be expected to find the net a fair few times and he’s a 3.75 soccer odds favorite with Bet365 to open the scoring in this game.

Overall, the best price that you will get on an Atletico win here is 1.25, whilst BetVictor will give you a whopping 15.0 on a Celta win. That is, of course, often the way in La Liga, where the gap between the top three sides and the rest can be so much more pronounced. That means that to find value, you have to play the riskier markets, such as the correct score one. With Celta only having conceded 10 times this season, this might not be a thrashing, but Atletico’s need to make up ground on Barcelona might just spur them to a 3-0 win for our soccer picks, at a best price of 8.5 with BetVictor.

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