Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Prediction & Betting Tips – 14th October 201712th October 2017 / lee
Atletico Madrid v Barcelona La Liga, 14th October 7.45 pm
A heavyweight fixture in La Liga as Atletico Madrid play host to Barcelona on Saturday. This is a top four clash with Barcelona leading the way with a flawless record at the top of the table and averaging over three goals per game in the Spanish top flight. Atletico Madrid have also remained unbeaten as well though but they are sitting in fourth place, six points back of the leaders. So this is a big chance for them to try and dent the lead that the Italians have. Barcelona are 8/5 at William Hill to win this big clash, with Atletico Madrid at 7/4 and the draw at 12/5
Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Betting Tips
This is not a game to be missing on the weekend. Atletico have been their usual selves this season, very hard to break down and efficiently going about their business. They have remained unbeaten for the season and they have more than held their own in their two big games so far. They played out a 0-0 draw with Valencia back in early September and recently produced a good 2-0 home win over Sevilla. So they have shown up well and they have won both of their home games this season and haven’t conceded a goal on home soil as you would expect from them. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 for this big clash is a price of 5/6 though and you are looking at a hefty price of 15/4 on Atletico to win to nil and that’s probably all down to them opposing Lionel Messi.
They have plenty of scoring power in their ranks of course and Antoine Griezmann isn’t their top scorer so far this season. He has two goals but Yannick Carrasco and Angel Correa both have three each and they are 2/1 anytime goalscorer options for this one, with Griezmann up at 5/4. They can’t, of course, match the scoring form of Barcelona this season as Atletico have netted 12 compared to the 23 that the Catalans have fired off. Both teams to score at bet365 is a price of 3/4 and that is worth a flutter because both teams have scored in seven of the last eight meetings across all competitions. Atletico suffered a 2-1 loss in this corresponding fixture last season after a 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp. The 1-1 draw is at 11/2 in the anytime goalscorer market with a Barcelona 2-1 win at 17/2.
Overall these two met four times last season in all competitions and Barcelona came out on top with two wins and two draws. Both draws were a 1-1 scoreline and both wins for Barca were by a 2-1 scoreline. Actually, Barcelona’s last five wins over Atletico Madrid in all competitions have been by a 2-1 scoreline. Barcelona have gone W5 D3 in their eight games against Atletico Madrid in the last two season. So they have strong head to head form going and will be well backed. So far in La Liga this season the Catalans have won all seven of their games played and they have collected five cleans sheets along the way, conceding a total of two goals only this season. Barcelona to win to nil at bet365 is a 7/2 punt.
You can’t go any further without talking about Lionel Messi. He was the hero of Argentina with a hattrick in midweek as the Albiceleste won in Quito against Ecuador to book a place at the World Cup next summer. His league form has been stunning as well this season, netting eleven goals in seven league appearances. He already has two hat tricks in the league this season and two other braces across the season. He has been in stunning form again. Messi is the 10/3 first goalscorer favourite at bet365 and they have Luis Suarez back fit as well now and he is a 7/5 anytime goalscorer option. Interestingly, Barcelona have only been leading once at half time on the road this season and we’re losing at the break against Getafe in mid-September before turning things around in the second half.
Who will win – Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Predictions
Barcelona to win: You would just have to roll with the Catalans in this one because of their scoring power. Atletico have only managed around half of the goals that Barcelona have this season and although they remain tight at the back, Lionel Messi is in such stunning form, that he could make the difference. Barcelona to win.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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