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Barcelona will be at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday for the La Liga meeting with home side Atlético Madrid.
View all of the Atlético Madrid v Barcelona predictions, poll and stats below (including the best match odds).
Atlético Madrid are hoping to win again following the 4-0 La Liga success over Cádiz.
In that match, Atlético Madrid had 67% possession and 17 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Atlético Madrid, the goalscorers were João Félix (8', 90'), Marcos Llorente (22') and Luis Suárez (51'). For their opponents, Cádiz got 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Matches with Atlético Madrid have proved to be absorbing affairs lately with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 games, the sum of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 13 of these coming from Atleti.
Their past results show that Atlético Madrid:
- have not won against Barcelona in their previous 20 league games. That has got to hurt.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 15 league matches at home. It really has been a fortress.
Barcelona head into the meeting after a 5-2 La Liga win over Real Betis in their last game.
In that game, Barcelona had 59% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 9 on target. For Barcelona, the goalscorers were Ousmane Dembélé (22'), Antoine Griezmann (49'), Lionel Messi (61', 82') and Pedri (90'). Real Betis had 12 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Antonio Sanabria (45') and Loren (73') scored for Real Betis.
Barcelona have attacked well in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 16 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Barça have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same outings. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend shall be sustained here in this game or not.
Taking a look at their past results, Barcelona:
- haven't been beaten by Atlético Madrid when they have played them away from home in the previous 10 league games. What a record that is.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 14/10/2017 shows us that Atlético Madrid have won 0 of these and Barcelona 3, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
An aggregate of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 4 from Atleti and 8 being from Barça. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The last league contest featuring the two was La Liga match day 33 on 30/06/2020 when it finished Barcelona 2-2 Atlético Madrid.
That time, Barcelona managed 72% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. Their only player to score was Lionel Messi (50').
Atlético Madrid had 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Diego Costa (11' Own goal) and Saúl Ñíguez (19', 62') scored.
The referee was Alejandro Hernández Hernández.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Lucas Torreira (Corona virus), Vitolo (Hamstring Injury), Yannick Carrasco (Muscle Injury), Luis Suárez (Corona virus), Héctor Herrera (Hamstring Injury) and Sime Vrsaljko (Knee Injury) won’t be playing for Atlético manager Diego Simeone.
Team News: Barcelona
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has not got a full squad to pick from. Samuel Umtiti (Knee Injury), Ronald Araújo (Muscle Injury), Sergio Busquets (Ligament Problems) and Ansu Fati (Mensical Laceration) are those who can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Atlético Madrid could well find it tough to score against this Barcelona lineup who we reckon should get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore see a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 win for Barcelona at the end of the 90.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (68,900)
Captain: Jorge Koke
Chairman: Enrique Cerezo
Manager: Diego Simeone
Competitions: La Liga position 3, Champions League (Group A)
🔑 Key Man: Marcos Llorente
Mostly playing in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Marcos Llorente was born in Madrid, Spain. Having played his first senior match for Real Madrid B in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 7 appearances.