Barcelona’s hopes of winning the title received a midweek boost, as Real Madrid lost at Valencia. That result leaves them just a point off the top, having played a game more. Can the Spanish champions strengthen their chances of finishing top with a win at Atletico Madrid?
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Predictions
This game will play a key part in the title race in Spain. While Barcelona’s hopes of retaining their trophy have been boosted, they’d be out of the running with a defeat here. This is a must win clash for Luis Enrique’s side, but they do have some recent experience of winning at the Calderon. Their 2-1 victory in the Copa del Rey earlier this month was impressive, and it saw another Lionel Messi goal here. The Argentine has scored in three of his last four visits to this ground, and he’s excellently priced to score any time at 31/21 with 888Sport and that’s our first Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona prediction.
We’re also backing a Barcelona win, who have come out on top in five of their last six league games. Atletico have scored in their last six meetings with Barca, and we can see that record continuing after their four goal haul in the Champions League. However, you have to wonder just how depleted they are after that display. That’s why we’re backing the visitors to continue their title push and their strong record at this ground. For our second Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona prediction we’re backing an away win and both teams to score, which is 15/4 with Bet365.
Barcelona are without Aleix Vidal and Javier Mascherano ahead of this trip to the capital. Atletico are missing Tiago, Diego Godin and Juanfran, while they’re likely to rotate their side ahead of this trip, after their midweek exploits.
Head to Head Stats
Barcelona have a fantastic record at this ground, they’ve won four of their last five visits to the Calderon. They’ve scored two or more goals in three out of five trips to Atletico. Can the Catalans continue that record and keep up the pressure on Real Madrid?
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Odds
Barcelona are well priced at 11/8 with Coral to take all three points this weekend. They make this trip as favourites, which isn’t surprising given their record here. We’re expecting the Catalans to live up to their impressive head to head record at the Calderon. Instead of going with them on the match betting, we’re backing a 2-1 victory for Barca, which is priced at 8/1 with Betfred. Given their high scoring record here, goals seem likely.
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Lionel Messi to score any time – 31/21 with 888Sport.
Barcelona to win and BTTS – 15/4 with Bet365.
Barcelona to win 2-1 – 8/1 with Betfred.
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