Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview of the Spanish LaLiga match on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Kick off 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET at the Camp Nou.
A potential La Liga Classic when Barcelona welcome Atletico Madrid to the Camp Nou on Tuesday.
Having conceded late against Celta Vigo, the Blaugrana fell 2 points behind Real Madrid in the title race.
Messi and co remain unbeaten since restart, but they did drew twice in 5 games, major troubles stay away from home.
Yet, Barcelona are unbeaten at home in La Liga matches this season and the record is an impeccable 15 wins and 1 draw from 16 games. On top, they are the highest scoring home team with 48 goals, beating Real by a 13-goal margin.
On the other hand, Atletico had their troubles in the first half of the season. But they look like a different kettle of fish since lockdown.
Since starting with a 1-1 draw away at Bilbao, Simeone’s men picked 4 wins on the trot conceding just 1 goal in the process. Their latest victim is Deportivo Alaves, a tight game though the ft score stood at 2-1.
Away from home, the Rojiblancos struggled for consistency. They did win the last two against lesser teams like Levante and Osasuna, but only 3 wins came from previous 13 outings.
Also, they do not have the “might” in defense as compared to previous campaigns under Simeone and only 6 clean sheets were kept during 16 away games.
Team News & Expected Starting Line-ups
Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong are sidelined with injuries, while Sergi Roberto is lacking match fitness.
Antoine Griezmann is having a poor first season with Barca and he is once again expected to lose starting spot to the teenage sensation Ansu Fati.
Barcelona Expected Starting Line-up (4-3-3)
Ter Stegen- Alba, Lenglet, Pique, Semedo – Busquets, Vidal, Rakitic – Fati, Suarez, Messi.
Both Koke and Stefan Savic miss the trip to Camp Nou through suspension.
While Sime Vrsaljko and Mario Hermoso are few weeks away from regaining match fitness after injury.
Atletico Madrid Expected Starting Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Oblak – Arias, Felipe, Gimenez, Lodi – Herrera, Niguez – Lemar, Felix, Llorente – Costa.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-2 at Camp Nou on January in a Copa Del Rey match, which is their first win at this ground across all competitions since 2006.
Barcelona’s unbeaten streak lasted for 19 matches with 13 wins and 6 draws.
Only 3 of their last 11 matches in all competitions and venues saw more than 2 goals. At Camp Nou, 4 of the last 5 recorded the same.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
The full-time result of this match influences the title race, but it is Barcelona’s to lose, while Simeone’s men can still finish 3rd by picking points from remaining 5 games.
So, this will be a cat and mouse game since the Blaugrana are unbeatable at their own turf, while the visiting camp have a habit of upsetting the odds. Though they had little success at this ground over a decade.
Also, if you look at mutual matches involving Barcelona, Atletico and Real this season, all 5 games so far recorded less than 3 goals. We also saw a more defensive approach in matches between these three teams.
Thus, we have little reason to expect a free-flowing attacking game as it used to be in previous seasons. And this is the reason why I recommend, under 2.5 goals as the best bet for this La Liga game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Along with that, I will leave you with the correct full-time score 1-1, since Atletico are in decent form and Barcelona tend to be a little too sloppy in the closing stages of games.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 4/5 (1.80)
Correct FT Score: 1-1 @ 6/1 (7.00).