Here’s our Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Prediction analysis: The stage will be set at Camp Nou, as Barcelona prepare to take on league leaders Atletico Madrid in this top-of-the-table clash in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday.
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Match status: 2020-21 La Liga – Matchweek 35
Kick-off: Saturday 08 May 2021, 02:15pm CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Barcelona have themselves to blame for heading into this fixture still short of the top spot, but they will be aiming to correct that wrong this weekend against the table toppers. Following their hard-fought victory over Valencia last weekend, the Catalan giants will look to get this pivotal one over the line.
In recent weeks, table-topping Atletico Madrid have had the wind taken out of their sails in the Spanish La Liga. However, perhaps fortuitously, they continue to sit in the top spot, with four games to go before the season comes to a close.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Team News
Having started the campaign in an unfamiliar fashion, it is only fair to give plaudits to the turnaround engineered by this Barcelona side. A run of 13 wins in 14 league matches before their first loss of the calendar year 2021 – a 2-1 defeat at Real Madrid – cleared any doubts about their title credentials.
As it stands, Barcelona sit in third-place on the league standings, having accrued an impressive total of 74 points from 34 league games. While they are level on points with bitter rivals Real Madrid, they are two points adrift the top spot.
Quite interestingly, the Blaugrana boast the third-best home record in the Spanish top flight – with eleven wins, two draws, four losses so far this term. Meanwhile, their away record in the league remains unrivalled, and they seem to have found confidence in this record in their last outing at Valencia.
In this match, Barcelona clinched a narrow 3-2 victory over struggling Valencia at Mestalla Stadium. After a relatively even first 45 minutes, the hosts broke the deadlock five minutes into the second period. But Barcelona answered swiftly and brilliantly, as Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann led the charge, with the former grabbing a brace. Valencia’s Soler scored a late goal, to set up a nervy end to the game.
Atletico Madrid, like their opponents, picked up a narrow 1-0 win at Elche last Saturday. Marcos Llorente’s deflected shot ensured the visitors in front at halftime. Elche’s performance went up a notch in the second half, creating enough chances to put the game to bed, but they spurned all these chances – including a penalty kick, thereby losing all three points.
Rather fortunately for Atletico Madrid who made away with the spoils, this victory ensured that they kept their place at summit for another week, at least. Quite frankly, Atletico’s performance in the league have continued to wane, leaving them susceptible to losing the crown.
However, Diego Simeone will charge his boys to rise up to this big occasion, which is also a potential title decider , as Los Rojiblancos chase down their first league crown since the 2013-14 season.
Injured or Suspended Players
Barcelona: Moussa Wague and Philippe Coutinho.
Atletico Madrid: Renan Lodi.
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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
A clash between the best defence and best attack in the Spanish top flight. Predictably, Atletico take the lead on the chart of least goals conceded this term, while Barcelona are the highest-scoring side in the La Liga this season.
Both sides will be desperate to get one over the another, thus we are looking at an open affair here. We envisage both sides scoring in this fixture, with the Blaugrana coming up trumps.
|Our Betting Tip:|
|Barcelona Win @ 1.82|
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Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips
|Both Teams To Score:|
|BTTS @ 1.85|
|Griezmann To Score @ 2.30|