Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

SAT 8 MAY 2021 – KO 15:15

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On Saturday afternoon, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid clash at the Nou Camp, in what could be a pivotal encounter in the race for the Spanish top-flight.

BARCELONA

The Catalan giants have forced their way into the title race after an underwhelming start to the campaign. They head into this game level on points with second-place Real Madrid and just two adrift of Saturday’s opponents who are league leaders.

Barcelona bounced back from a shock 2-1 home defeat by Granada by recording a 3-2 win at Valencia last weekend. The victory means that the Blaugrana have won nine of their last 11 matches in the Spanish top-flight.

The defeat against Granada ended a stellar run of home form for Barcelona in the Spanish top-flight, as they were 13 matches unbeaten on home soil in La Liga before the loss.

ATLETICO MADRID

For much of the first half of the season, Atletico seemed to be running away with the Spanish top-flight title. However, their form has faltered slightly in 2021. There are signs that their form is improving, though, as a 1-0 win at Elche means that Diego Simeone’s team has won three of their last four league outings. The win also saw a third clean sheet in four La Liga outings for the league’s best defence.

Atletico have not been great on their travels of late, but the Elche win ended a four-game run without a win on their travels in the Spanish top-flight.

The visitors will take heart from recent meetings with the home team in La Liga, as the team from the capital are unbeaten in three meetings with their hosts, recording two wins in the process.

Team News

Barcelona are expected to be without Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho and young defender Moussa Wague through injury. Atletico Madrid could be without Coutinho’s compatriot Renan Lodi, as he has a muscle problem.

Match Prediction

This weekend is possibly a pivotal one in the race for the Spanish title. However, we are backing this encounter to finish in a low-scoring draw, which would only benefit reigning champions Real Madrid.

Odds 5/2

PREDICTION – DRAW

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Odds correct at time of publication – please check with your bookmaker before placing a bet as fluctuations can occur.

BARCELONA STATS

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LONG TERM TRENDS

In the 2019/20 La Liga season, 63% of Barcelona games ended over 2.5 goals. Both teams scored in 58% of Barcelona’s home games.

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