Atletico Madrid claimed the 2020/21 La Liga title and Diego Simeone’s stock continues to rise at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the Mattress Makers now looking to repeat the trick and they must surely go close if they manage to match the 86 points that were landed from thirty-eight games played.

Atleti have signed Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese as the marquee signing, with the visitors heading to Balaidos for a tough opener and the typical approach will be to keep things tight and wait for gaps to be exploited.

There are rumours that Saul Niguez is going to leave the club this summer although Simeone’s trusted midfield general remains for the time being, with Celta having had a major clearout this summer and it’s hard to predict where they will end up.

Eduardo Coudet’s side did manage to secure eighth place in the standings last season although that still had them thirty-three points behind their opponents this weekend and we’re happy to side with the visitors getting the early win.

BETTING VERDICT

Atletico Madrid to win

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