Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Preview

  • Date – Sunday, March 17
  • Kick-off Time – 8 pm GMT
  • Venue – Civitas Metropolitano Stadium

Atletico Madrid will current title-holders Barcelona in a crucial weekend clash in La Liga on Sunday, March 17. Barcelona have a significant edge over Diego Simeon’s men in the league table, separating both sides by six points with an equal number of games played.

Atletico Madrid have 17 wins, 4 draws, and 7 defeats in their 28 league games so far. They have recently come under a lot of scrutiny after winning only two of their last matches in all competitions and failing to score on five occasions.

Barcelona are also unbeaten in their last six games across all competitions and have recently cemented their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League by winning over Napoli 4-2 on aggregate. They are eight points behind league leaders Real Madrid and only a point behind Girona. After their exit from the Copa del Rey, the Blaugrana are chasing both La Liga and the Champions League this season and want to close the gap at the top of the league table.

Barcelona have 21 wins, 6 draws, and only one loss in La Liga so far this season.

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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Team News

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Team News

Atletico Madrid will be without Thomas Lemar, Cesar Azpilicueta and Vitolo for this crucial home tie. Diego Simeone is hopeful that both Antoine Griezmann and Jose Gimenez return to the matchday squad after missing the last four games due to their respective injuries.

On the other hand, Barcelona’s Pedri and Frenkie de Jong will be unavailable when they visit Atletico over the weekend.  Ferran Torres, Alejandro Balde and Marcos Alonso are still sidelined along with Raphinha who is currently struggling with an ankle problem.

According to Barca News Network, Barcelona starlet Gavi is still out with his ACL injury and won’t be available before the new season.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Predicted Lineups

Atletico Madrid Predicted XI:

Oblak; Molina, Savic, Witsel, Hermoso, Lino; Saul, De Paul, Koke; Depay, Morata

Barcelona Predicted XI:

Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Cancelo; Gundogan, Christensen, Lopez; Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Head-to-Head

The two sides have faced off 59 times, with Atletico Madrid winning only 13 direct matches. Barcelona have dominated by winning 31 times while the rest 15 of their clashes have ended in a draw.

Last five results:

  • Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid – La Liga – December 3, 2023
  • Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid – La Liga – April 23, 2023
  • Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona – La Liga – January 8, 2023
  • Barcelona 4-2 Atletico Madrid – La Liga – February 6 2022
  • Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona – La Liga – October 2, 2021

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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction

Atletico Madrid succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Cadiz who are aiming to get out of the danger zone. They are now facing an uphill battle to advance to the next round of the Champions League.

Barcelona, meanwhile, played out a thumping 3-1 win over Napoli in their last game in the Champions League. They have booked their places in the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time in four years.

Atletico Madrid lost to Barcelona away earlier this season and expect a similar result this time around at home.

Predicted Score: Atletico Madrid 0-2 Barcelona

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Odds (subject to change)

Atletico Madrid win – 2.38

Barcelona win – 2.80

Draw – 3.65

Odds source – Unibet

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Tips

  • Atletico Madrid win – 2.38
  • Total goals under 2.5 – 2.35

Where to Watch Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

  • India – Jio Cinema, Sports 18
  • UK – ITV
  • US – ESPN+
  • Spain- DAZN