Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Preview and Predictions

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona
Primera Division
Date: 14th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

Barcelona’s perfect record is about to face a serious test this Saturday when they travel to Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (for the first time ever) to tackle Atletico Madrid.

The timing for Barcelona’s trip to the capital could have hardly been worse given the current political situation and the Catalan referendum crisis, but we’ll try and focus on the football side of the story exclusively in this preview.

Atletico Madrid

Los Colchoneros remind of a team which was almost impossible to beat and to break down at the start of the new season.

Diego Simeone can be thrilled with his side’s defensive displays as Atleti allowed no more than four goals in seven opening fixtures being yet to lose a match in this Primera Division campaign.

However, the Argentine manager was disappointed to see his team failing to break the deadlock in the previous round’s goalless draw at Leganes away from home.

Barcelona

Blaugrana still hold the perfect record, but we must be honest and say they have not had a true test so far in the season.

Lionel Messi has been fabulous so far as he already has 11 goals to his name after seven Primera Division outings, while Brazilian midfielder notched two goals in six appearances for the Catalan outfit.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Head to head

Barca lead the head to head tie by 13 wins ahead of their 57th meeting with Atletico.

Interestingly, seven of their last eight H2H encounters saw both teams scoring.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Prediction

Whilst most of you would believe in the continuation of the high-scoring trend, we can honestly see a single goal making the difference between the two sides here given they have both been very tough to break down at the start of the season.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Bets

The main betting pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 17/20 @ 888 Sport.

You can also try with Barcelona to win 0-1 at the odds of 15/2 @ 888 Sport.

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