8th May – 16:15, Camp Nou, Barcelona
Barcelona will host Atletico Madrid in the derby match of the La Liga 35th round on Saturday afternoon. Both sides search for a positive result that will improve their chances of finishing the title race on the top spot.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview & Team News
After a shocking 2:1 defeat against Granada in their latest match at Camp Nou, the hosts managed to get back on the winning track last weekend. Barcelona got back home from Valencia with vital three points that keep them two steps behind their upcoming rivals. The home side sits in 3rd place, leveled up with Real Madrid, but with a negative head-to-head record against the defending champions. Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann have been lethal for the oppositions’ goalkeepers lately, as they scored nine of Barca’s last 12 goals. However, their defense has been pretty leaky, as the hosts kept the clean sheet just once in the previous eight La Liga fixtures. They need to go for a victory in this one to get a chance of finishing the campaign as champions.
Atletico Madrid’s form has been pretty unstable lately, but the visitors managed to remain on the top spot. They are two points ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona, and they need to be much more confident in the remaining four rounds. Los Colchoneros got back home with all three points against Elche but struggled to secure a victory since the opponents missed a penalty in the last moments of the match. Diego Simeone’s side hasn’t been convincing on the road lately, as the win against Elche was their only one from the previous five outings. The away side’s fans can be encouraged with Luis Suarez’s full recovery, and he should be the major threat for his former club. Atletico Madrid needs a defensively solid performance to remain undefeated at Camp Nou.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Both sides have been unconvincing lately, and this is going to be a very tight clash. Atletico Madrid didn’t lose in the last two encounters of these two sides, picking up a point at Camp Nou last time they traveled to Barcelona. Therefore, we wouldn’t be surprised if this game ends in a draw.
Goals Market Prediction
Barcelona has been pretty leaky in the back, and Los Colchoneros might be able to take advantage of the home side’s defensive weaknesses. Their last two encounters were pretty efficient, and we don’t think either side can keep the clean sheet in this one.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
Draw @ 3.80 – Click here to place a bet now!
BTTS Yes @ 1.85 – Click here to place a bet now!
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.50 – Click here to place a bet now!
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