Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona Match preview
The sky cameras will focus on Atletico Madrid hosting Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the Spanish capital on Saturday for a match of the 10th round of La Liga. Los Colchoneros are currently sitting in 3rd place in the standings with seventeen points, while their opponents are down at 8th position with eleven points, six points less.
Both teams are in brilliant form coming into this clash, the host cruised 4-1 over Cadiz Joao Felix 8’, 90’; Marcos Llorente 22’, Luis Suarez 51’, while their counterpart beat Real Betis 5-2.
Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona match Facts
- Atletico Madrid have featured in seven La Liga matches, winning five and drawing twice.
- Los Colchoneros have registered five clean-sheets in their last seven La Liga matches.
- Barcelona has registered two clean-sheets in seven La Liga matches.
- Barça have featured in seven La Liga matches this season, won thrice, drawn twice, and lost twice.
- Atletico Madrid has won three of four home matches in La Liga matches this season.
- The Catalans have won once out of three away La Liga matches this season.
- Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their last 23 La Liga matches.
Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona Head to Head
In the previous encounter, the pair shared spoils in a match that ended 2-2.
The teams have met thrice in the Super Cup where Atletico have defeated Barca 3-2 while the opponent failed to win any match the best they could record is a draw (0-0 and 1-1) respectively.
Also met in six Copa del Rey Barcelona carried the better part of the competition, where the last encounter was 1-1 draw.
Atletico Madrid News
The hosting team has several injury concerns as they welcome Barca; Stefan Savic, Hector Herrera, Luis Suarez, Mario Hermoso, Diego Costa, and Sime Vrsaljko are likely not to feature for they are nursing injuries.
Barcelona Team News
On the other hand, Barca has few injuries to worry about; the likes of Sergio Busquets suffering sprain to the external lateral ligament of his left knee and is expected to be out of action for at least two weeks., Ansu Fati and Ronald Araujo are on the treatment table as well as nursing injuries.
Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona Prediction
It has been a puzzle for Atletico Madrid against Barca for they have beaten them in their last eight attempts and once in the last 17. However, the last two encounters, with Madrid have ended 2-2 and this game is likely expected to yield similar results– with each side aiming to share the spoils if it has to be.
This is likely to be a high-scoring game. 11 of Atleti’s last 13 matches have involved less than three goals or fewer and this game is likely to form a predictable similarity in pattern
Goals – Over 2.5
These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounters, Therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be recorded.
We expect few goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
Betway are backing the goals with 1.93 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.984
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