Atletico M – Barcelona, La Liga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ATLETICO - BARCELONA
For Atletico Madrid, the week is not good for now because they lost to Juventus and will now have to beat Loko Moscow at home in the last round in UCL. Qualifying doesn’t seem like such a difficult task right now, but they still have work to do. In Spain, they make a huge number of draws and this prevents them from fighting for the title, but this fact is not something new for Simeone’s team.
The battle between Barcelona, Real Madrid, and even Sevilla will obviously not be as cruel as quality, but rather a mistake, because all these teams are hesitant this season. Barca have 4 wins from their last 5 games and yet their game does not convince. For the time being they have not lost a point at home, but as guests they are experiencing serious difficulties, and now they are visiting one of the most difficult fields for playing. The match will be even more special for Griezmann, who definitely didn’t fit as expected.
Expert view : The shape of Barcelona has not impressed us lately. Overall in the last 2-3 seasons Barca are not what they were before. If there is anything Atletico to rely heavily on, it is the strong defense and support of home fans in Madrid. We think this will be key in today’s match and the home side will not lose it. Winning the title fight will be even more interesting because Atletico will make a real claim. However, it is more logical to reach draw, but our forecast is Atletico or Draw 1.52.
Atletico have not lost a home game in 14 consecutive La Liga matches
ATLETICO TEAM NEWS
Out (injuries/other): Giménez (8/0 d), Savić (6/0 d), Diego Costa (11/2 f)
BARCELONA TEAM NEWS
Out (injuries/other): Nelson Semedo (12/0 d), Jordi Alba (6/1 d), Dembélé (5/1 f) Suspended: Busquets (11/1 m)