Reasons for Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Tip
Saturday night is reserved for one of the biggest derbies in whole Europe. Atletico Madrid is waiting for Barcelona at the new Wanda Metropolitan Stadium. Both teams have many players who were involved in World Cup qualifiers, and we are going to see whether this makes some problems. Atletico Madrid is undefeated, same as Barcelona, but the big difference is the number of draws. The hosts have three, and on the other hand, the club from Catalonia hasn’t got any.
Atletico Madrid preview
After 7 games Atletico sits at position number 4 with 15 points, with 4 wins and 3 draws. All 3 draws came away from home, and at this moment Atletico Madrid hasn’t conceded at the new stadium. In 2 games, the Mattress-makers have 2 wins and 3-0 goal difference. As usual, their symbol is a tactical and slow game with a huge percentage of ball possession. Also, as in the previous years, Atletico Madrid is one of the best defensive teams in Europe. The majority of their matches ends with less than three goals. Over the most recent 7 events, 5 were under 2.5 scores. We are sure that Diego Simeone has some special tactics for this show.
Blaugrana lost Neymar, and everyone thought that it is the end of the world. Especially after the Spanish Super Cup, when Real blew them apart. And when Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury, many experts predicted their fall. Here we are now some two months later, and Barcelona is on the top of the La Liga with the best offense and defense. With 23 goals scored and only 2 allowed, the 5-time European Champions are perfect. They have 9 wins in a row, and during that span, Barca kept clean sheets 7 times. That is pretty astonishing, and coach Valverde brought some improvements in that area. We have to say that their efficiency is still high. In those 9 matches, guests scored 2 or more goals on 8 occasions. Messi is unreal, and the Argentinian started pounding hard right from the start. After 7 rounds he has 11 goals.
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Head to Head
The guests have more success in the recent times, and they haven’t lost in 4 matches in a row. The most recent one finished with Barca’s victory at Vicente Calderon 1-2.
In 56 matches throughout recent history, Barca is better, and they have 28 wins. 13 clashes ended with no winners, and 15 with Atletico’s victory.
However, the situation is entirely opposite when it comes coaches. Diego Simeone still hasn’t lost against Ernesto Valverde, and they had 11 games so far. 8 triumphs and 3 draws are something very encouraging for Atletico fans.
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction and Betting Tips
This is going to be a major challenge for both sides, especially after the international break. Many of the players are tired, and they traveled a long way, some of them overseas. In our opinion, Barcelona is going to win this encounter. Messi is unstoppable, and we will also pick him to score a goal in this spectacle.
He is the key reason why we believe that the guests are going to snap the whole prey here.