Atletico Madrid will try to avoid a surprise in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey when then host Celta de Vigo. This game will be played on Wednesday, January 27th at Vicente Calderon Stadium at 19:30.
These teams drew goalless in the first leg at the Balaidos stadium last week, and Los Colchoneros got their second straight game with no goals allowed in the series. They have lost only one of the past 10 meetings versus the Celtics in all competitions.
Atletico Madrid are undefeated in the Cup against Celta with one win and two draws. They have not lost at Vicente Calderon stadium in the series since 2007 when they fell 3-2. The Red and White side has the lead with 15 victories and eight draws in 32 games played in all competitions since 1993.
The team led by Argentine manager Diego Simeone is located in the second place in La Liga with 48 points after they drew goalless against Sevilla last weekend. They have been one of the best teams at home this year, as they have seven wins, two draws and one defeat, scoring 12 goals and allowing five, the fewest by any squad so far.
With the draw against Sevilla, Atletico come to this match with seven consecutive games with no defeat, and they have lost only one of their past 22 in all competitions. That loss was against Malaga on the road one month ago.
Los Colchoneros are favorites to win this game at home in the 2016 Copa Del Rey Odds Atl Madrid v Celta de Vigo. They are listed with 1.57, while the Celtics are 7.5, and the draw is with 4.33.
Celta de Vigo are in the fifth spot in the table of the local tournament with 34 points, and they are fighting for one of the places for the next UEFA Champions League. They have had a good season on the road with five wins, two draws and three defeats, scoring 13 goals and accepting 14.
Eduardo Berizzo’s team has two straight games with no wins and last weekend they were thrashed 3-0 on the road by Rayo Vallecano. Their last victory away from home was three weeks ago when they beat Cadiz 3-0 in the previous round of this tournament.
At online sportsbook Bodog, Los Colchoneros are listed with 3.4 Odds to win this game by one goal and with 4.5 to do it by two. Celta de Vigo are rated at 10.0 to get the victory by the minimum difference, and the score draw is with 6.5.
French striker Antoine Griezmann, who has 18 goals in 27 games, is the favorite to score the first in this match and is listed with 4.0 Odds. Jackson Martinez and Luciano Vietto follow him with 4.5 and Fernando Torres with 5.25.
Atletico Madrid have not lost at Vicente Calderon Stadium since September when they fell 2-1 against Benfica in the Champions League, so take them to continue their good streak at home and advance to the semifinals for the second time in the last three years.