Catalan giants Barcelona visit the Spanish capital to take on Atletico Madrid a fortnight after the controversial independence referendum. Who will claim the bragging rights? Don't miss our Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona betting preview with predictions, betting tips, best odds, probable lineups, streaming info, bookie bonuses and no deposit free bets on La Liga!
ATLETICO MADRID vs BARCELONA BETTING PREVIEW
Atletico Madrid tasted defeat at Wanda Metropolitano for the first time when Chelsea were deserved 2-1 winners in the Champions League two weeks ago. They have struggled to find their rhythm this season and already have a gap of 6 points from the top of La Liga standings, despite the Colchoneros are unbeaten (W4 D3 L0). Diego Simeone's men recorded a goalless draw away at Leganes before the international break. They have only scored 6 goals in the last 7 outings.
Atleti have many player that will come late from South America, Diego Godin and Jose Jimenez above all. They are set to be boosted by the returns of Filipe Luis and Lucas Hernandez from injury but Sime Vrsaljko suffered a hamstring scare on international duty and is a major doubt. Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres should start up front in Diego Simeone's usual 4-4-2. Angel Correa and Lucas Vietto provide further options.
Barcelona boast a 100% winning record in La Liga and have won their last 14 league matches, considering last season too. The Blaugrana already have a 5 points lead over 2nd placed Sevilla and 7 points over fierce rivals Real Madrid. They have started their Champions League campaign with two wins in a row - 3:0 at home over Juventus and 1-0 away at Sporting Lisbon. The Catalans have kept three clean sheets in a row and conceded just two goals so far in La Liga while netting 23. Their last outing was a comfortable 3-0 victory over Las Palmas at the Camp Nou.
Leo Messi and Luis Suarez will return from South America just 48 hours before the kick-off after playing important CONMEBOL qualifying matches with their national team. They should both lead the line, alongside Gerard Deloufeu. In midfield, the likes of Sergi Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Denis Suarez are likely to feature from the off as Andres Iniesta is yet to recover from his muscle injury. Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha remain on the long term injury list for Barcelona.
ATLETICO MADRID vs BARCELONA PROBABLE LINEUPSAtletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Godin, Savic, Gimenez, Juanfran; Koke, Thomas, Niguez, Carrasco; Torres, Griezmann
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Jordi Alba, Mascherano, Pique, A. Vidal; Busquets, Rakitic, D. Suarez; Messi, L.Suarez, Deulofeu
ATLETICO MADRID vs BARCELONA ODDS
|ATLETICO MADRID||2.80 with||Bet £10, win £28.00|
|THE DRAW||3.50 with||Bet £10, win £35.00|
|BARCELONA|| 2.63 with||Bet £10, win £26.30|
ATLETICO MADRID vs BARCELONA PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Both teams to score||1.77|
|1-1 Correct Score||7.00|
|Atletico Madrid first team to score||2.10|
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