Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Atletico Madrid had a week to forget after only managing a goalless draw with Leganes. Coming on the back of a defeat against Chelsea in the Champions League, Atletico Madrid found Leganes goalkeeper Pichu Cuellar in decent form. Both clubs had decent set of chances in front of goal but were unable to score the decisive breakthrough. Barcelona played behind closed doors at the Camp Nou and were able to get a 3-0 win over Las Palmas. Sergio Busquets scored from a corner to provide the game’s opening goal just after half-time, while Lionel Messi continued his impressive form with a brace.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This huge clash sees Barcelona looking to continue their recent run of form over Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone saw his team get a win over Barcelona back in April 2016. Since then, his team have only picked up two draws from four matches. The immense start to the season from the Catalan club sees them as the only club with a 100% record this season. Due to their recent record over Atletico, I would go with a victory for Barcelona. Lionel Messi has failed to score just once in the last six league appearances against Atletico Madrid. He has been in outstanding form this season after scoring 11 goals in just seven league matches. I see amazing value in placing money on Messi to score anytime in the game.

Barcelona win – 8/5

Lionel Messi to score anytime – 20/21

Atletico Madrid saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Atletico Madrid saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Barcelona

Barcelona scored over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Atletico Madrid

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Atletico Madrid Form Guide

Atletico Madrid Team Logo

Atletico Madrid

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W H

08-03-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Lokomotiv Moscow Team Logo Lokomotiv Moscow

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-03-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-03-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Lokomotiv Moscow Team Logo Lokomotiv Moscow

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Sporting CP Team Logo Sporting CP

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Sporting CP Team Logo Sporting CP

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W A

10-03-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

14-03-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

31-03-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

Atletico Madrid Preview

Atletico Madrid are struggling with consistency in the first few weeks of this La Liga 2017-18 campaign. Even though the team has had wins over the likes of Sevilla, draws against lower ranking teams like Leganes and Malaga have hurt the club. This would ideally be seen as a season where Atletico have a stronger chance of finishing above Real Madrid, but so far the chance has not been utilised. Diego Simeone’s team have been able to open up just a single point advantage over Madrid so far this season.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Filipe Luis is doubtful for the game with a hamstring injury, while Sime Vrsaljko (thigh) is certainly ruled out of the game.

Barcelona Preview

The Barcelona team was able to put behind any controversy surrounding the Catalonia region to secure an impressive win over Las Palmas in the recent game. The form of Lionel Messi has been a huge positive factor for the club, as Ernesto Valverde has had an extended honeymoon period at the club. The former Athletic Bilbao manager would not have expected his regime at Barcelona to start with such a strong performance straightaway. Barcelona have been the top scorers in the La Liga 2017-18 season already with 23 goals and they have opened up a seven-point advantage over champions Real Madrid. Lionel Messi is the leading scorer in the league and at the club with 11 for the season.

Barcelona Team News

Luis Suarez is rated as doubtful with a knee injury. Meanwhile, Rafinha (meniscus), Andres Iniesta (hamstring), and Ousmane Dembele (hamstring) will certainly be unavailable for the game.

Atletico Madrid Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Sidelined Players

Atletico Madrid
12 Augusto Fernandez Injured
Barcelona
11 Ousmane Dembele Injured
12 Rafinha Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Jan Oblak 189 84
20 LB Juanfran 180 72
3 RB Filipe Luis 182 73
15 CD Stefan Savic 186 79
2 CD Diego Godin 187 79
10 RM Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco 180 67
6 LM Koke 176 74
14 CM Gabi 182 75
8 CM Saul Niguez 183 76
7 CF Antoine Griezmann 176 72
11 CF Angel Correa 173 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
23 CD Samuel Umtiti 180 75
2 LB Nelson Semedo 180 69
3 CD Gerard Pique 193 85
4 CM Ivan Rakitic 184 78
5 CM Sergio Busquets 189 76
8 CM Andres Iniesta 171 68
21 LF Andre Gomes 188 84
10 CF Lionel Messi 170 72
9 RF Luis Suarez 182 85