Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid is the only team that has the unbeaten streak in the league until now. Having lost none of their clashes this term until now, the host is at the third spot with 17 points in hand.
They will face a tough challenge when hosting Barcelona, despite playing on the back of a 4-0 win at home against the promoted side, Cadiz, in the campaign schedule.
Four consecutive winless games in their schedule pulled Barcelona down to the eighth spot in the table after 7 league appearances so far this season.
The visitor was able to make a comeback in their previous encounter with a 5-2 win at home against Real Betis in the league. With their poor away form, it will not be a walk in the park for Messi and Co.
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has been unbeaten in the recent two meetings.
- The visitor has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 2-2 draw.
- Both teams have scored in three of the last five fixtures.
- Only two of their last five clashes have ended in a draw.
- Barca has been unbeaten in their past five visits (3W 2D).
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction
Wanda Metropolitano will witness one of the most anticipated encounters in La Liga this season by the fans. But the absence of Luis Suarez in Atletico Madrid because of COVID-19 treatments will be an enormous blow for the fans who were expecting a feisty clash from the Uruguayan forward upon his prior club.
Simeone has always been confused about keeping Messi locked in their back-line. It is sure that the Argentinian star will create problems for the home team. Since Messi failed to score in the last international match for his country earlier this week, he might need time to find his scoring legs.
The host enjoys the ground advantage in the game and we cannot take lightly their unbeaten streak in the campaign so far. They will lack Suarez in the front, but Morata and Felix are likely to step up for the home team.
In the Barca dugout, tensions are still there, and this has affected their game in the middle. There is no sound movement in the middle against a disciplined defense. This will be a task for Ronald Koeman in the upcoming match.
The double chance favoring Barcelona will probably be the best bet for the punters considering the position of both teams in the campaign this weekend. Along with that, we can expect both teams to find the back of the net, which is why the BTTS will come in handy for the encounter.
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Barcelona @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).