Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
In the last game of this Saturday’s La Liga matchup, Atletico Madrid will host Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano. A true spectacle is ahead of us as these two sides rarely disappoint when they face each other.
Atletico Madrid are placed third in the league with twenty-three points from six wins, five draws, and a single loss. In the previous round, they managed to triumph over Athletic Bilbao by the result of 3-2. Compared to the rest of the game, the first half was slow and in it, we have seen just one goal from Williams of Bilbao. In the second, Williams added another one for his team and on the other side, Thomas, Rodrigo, and Godin scored in order to secure a win and three points.
Barcelona hold the first spot in La Liga with twenty-four points from the first twelve rounds. They have a positive goal difference of +16 from seven wins, three draws, and two losses. Despite being at the top of the ladder things haven’t been great for the Catalan club. Their defense is probably the worst it has been in recent years and the expensive signing, Dembele, is nowhere near the expected form. In recent days, there have been a lot of controversy about his commitment to the club as he has missed team training because he was up all-night playing video games. They need to step their game up as a loss here would see them potentially dropping to the fifth spot on the table. In the previous round, they faced Betis and were defeated by the score of 3-4.
When it comes to the previous matches between the two sides, Barcelona have been the better one. Out of the last five games played, the Catalan side has won three and the remaining two outings ended as draws. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big.
Atletico Madrid don't have many missing players for the match against Barca. Diego Godín and Juanfran are injured and they will not play on this match. José Giménez is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available for this game.
On the other side Barcelona also have just several missing players for this derby. Thomas Vermaelen and Sergi Samper are injured and they can't play against Atleti. Ivan Rakitic is suspended and he is another one player who can't play on Saturday.
Possible starting lineups
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Luis, Hernandez, Savic, Arias; Lemar, Niguez, Rodrigo, Koke; Griezmann, Costa
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction
A derby of the round in La Liga awaits us on Saturday night in Madrid. It will be a true football spectacle and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Both sides play in a good run and they will play aggressive football from the first minute. Atletico have won their last 4 home matches and they are in full of confidence before the match. On the other side, Barca, like always, play very well and like to play aggressive in attack. Barcelona have scored at least 3 goals in their last 4 matches and will play offensive football from the first minute. Barcelona are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Atletico in all competitions. It will be one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances on both sides so enjoy in a good game of football.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Atletico vs Barcelona Prediction: Both teams to score. We don't expect to see a winner here and our second betting pick for the match is Draw. Our risky bet goes on correct score 2-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.