Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – Super Cup
Date: Thursday, 9 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City (Jeddah).
Barcelona have held on to the bragging rights for the past three years on the trot now. With Atletico Madrid struggling to find their feet on the road, it goes without saying that Diego Simeone’s men have their work cut out for them in this one as well.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Barcelona post a 1-0 win.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just two of their past five meetings.
- All of their previous five encounters have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- The final scores have been tied twice in their last five games.
- Atletico Madrid have registered the win just once in their past ten matchups. (W-1, D-4, L-5)
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Barcelona have been hit by a sharp decline in form and have picked up a win just once in their past four games. Their last clash on the road saw them share the spoils with Espanyol in a 2-2 draw. While at home, they pulled off an emphatic 4-1 win over Alaves.
Nevertheless, the Catalans are still leading the La Liga standings, albeit only on superior goal difference.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid are sporting an impressive four-match winning streak under their belt, the most recent of which was a 2-1 win over Levante at home. The squad have also been at the losing end just thrice in their past nine games, in all competitions.
Be that as it may, Atletico have been vulnerable in their outings this season. Miserably, they have come away with the win just once in their last eight trips on the road overall.
In sharp contrast, Barcelona have not admitted defeat at home or on the road, since their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Levante, back in early November. Taking into account that Barca are also unbeaten in their past nine meetings with this foe as well, it looks like Atletico Madrid are in for a tough set of ninety minutes this week.
Furthermore, h2h history also indicates that both teams have been at their defensive best in recent times. All of their last five fixtures with each other have been low scoring affairs with fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
As such, count on more of the same when they square up on Thursday.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting tips
Barcelona to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).