May 8, 2013 at 6.30pm UK at ​Balaídos
Celta Vigo
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
Fernández (84')
López (21'), Jonny (26'), Lago (43')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Juanfran (66'), Falcao (86'), Costa (47')
Suárez (23'), Godín (33'), Gabi (57'), Tiago (60')

Preview: Celta Vigo vs. Atletico Madrid

Balaidos, home of Celta Vigo
© PA Photos
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's La Liga clash between Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid.

Celta Vigo welcome Atletico Madrid on Wednesday knowing that three points would move them out of the relegation zone in La Liga with three matches of the season remaining.

The home side currently sit 19th in the table, but are just two points behind 17th-placed Osasuna, who sit one spot and one place above Deportivo La Coruna.

Atletico's chances of finishing second have all but evaporated in recent weeks, however, with rivals Real Madrid now eight points clear of their capital rivals as we enter the latter stages of the season.

It was Atletico that were 1-0 winners in the reverse match earlier in the season, but that was the only time in the last five years that the pair have met in the top division of Spanish football.

Celta have won six of their 17 matches on their own patch this season, which is the most out of the teams around them. However, Atletico have the third-strongest away record in the league, taking 26 points from 17 matches.

Celta have no fresh injury worries ahead of the match, although Mario Bermejo is pushing for a recall in place of Michael Krohn-Dehli, who is reportedly suffering with a muscular strain.

Enrique De Lucas is expected to start on the bench, however, with Levy Madinda making just his second league start for the club.

Atletico, meanwhile, could welcome back Arda Turan to their starting side, with Diego Costa also expected to return to the team. Should those changes take place, Cristian Rodriguez and Adrian Lopez could drop to the bench.

Recent form:

Celta: LLWWD

Atletico: DWWLD

Possible lineups:

Celta: Varas; Arceo, Bellvis, Johny, Oubina; Vila, Lopez, Fernandez, Madinda; Aspas, Bermejo

Atletico: Courtois; Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Luis; Suarez, Garcia, Gabi; Costa, Falcao, Turan

Sports Mole says: 1-2

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