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The La Liga meeting at Estadio Camp Nou on Tuesday will see hosts Barcelona
facing Atlético Madrid
. Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Barcelona v Atlético Madrid can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Barcelona head into this game after a 2-2 La Liga tied result vs Celta Vigo. In that game, Barcelona had 68% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Barcelona was Luis Suárez (20', 67'). On the other side, Celta de Vigo got 10 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Fyodor Smolov (50') and Iago Aspas (88') scored for Celta Vigo.
Their most recent results reveal that quality has been evident in the Barcelona rearguard. Barça have been miserly, resulting in the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last 6 outings standing at 2.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Barcelona:
- haven't lost in the league to Atlético de Madrid in their previous 19 matches. A very long run.
- are unbeaten in their previous 28 league matches at home. A fantastic home record.
Atlético Madrid will come into the match following on from a 2-1 La Liga win to beat Alaves in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Atlético Madrid managed 70% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Atlético Madrid, the scorers were Saúl Ñíguez (59') and Diego Costa (71'). Alaves got 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. Joselu (90') was the scorer for Alaves.
Over the course of their last six clashes, Atlético Madrid have bagged a tally of 13 goals. Atleti have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, they’ve had 4 goals go against them.
Pre-game facts show that Atlético Madrid:
- are winless against FC Barcelona when having played them away from home in the previous 13 league matches. What a horrible run of results.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings going back to 26/02/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been kind to Atlético Madrid. They have not managed to register any wins whatsoever while Barcelona have just been too good for them, winning in 67 per cent of those games played.
A sum of 11 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 for Barça and 3 netted by Atleti. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was LaLiga match day 15 on 01/12/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Atlético Madrid 0-1 Barcelona. In that match, Atlético Madrid managed 33% possession and 17 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Barcelona got 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Lionel Messi (86') scored. The match was refereed by Antonio Mateu Lahoz.
Team News: Barcelona
Raúl de Tomás (Knee Injury) and Sébastien Corchia (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for Barcelona manager Quique Setién. Sergio Busquets cannot play in this game through suspension.
In all likelihood, Barça may well use the 4-3-3 system for this one featuring Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Piqué, Nélson Cabral Semedo, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Atlético boss Diego Simeone has to currently contend with reduced team options. Sime Vrsaljko (Knee Injury) and Felipe (Gastric problems) can’t be considered.
It’s our belief that Atleti appear most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system using Jan Oblak, Kieran Trippier, Felipe Monteiro, José Giménez, Renan Lodi, Thomas Partey, Hector Herrera, Ángel Correa, Saúl Ñíguez, Marcos Llorente and Diego Costa.
We’re of the view that Atlético Madrid are capable enough to score a goal against this Barcelona lineup, but it realistically won’t be enough to avoid defeat. We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 win for Barcelona at the end of the 90 minutes. Definitely a tough call.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Lionel Messi
Chairman: Josep Maria Bartomeu
Manager: Quique Setién
Competitions: LaLiga position 2, Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Man: Luis Suárez
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Luis Suárez was born in Salto, Uruguay. After making a first senior appearance for Nacional de Football in the 2005 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 11 league goals in this LaLiga 2019 - 2020 campaign so far from a total of 21 appearances.