Atl. Madrid – Barcelona: Preview & Prediction
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are fighting at La Peineta Stadium, in a match for the 8th round of the Primera División. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 9 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in the last 16 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 26-02-2017, ended with Barcelona’s victory by (1-2).
Analysis of Atletico Madrid
After 4 wins and 3 draws, the home team is in 4th place, having won 15 points. In the last game, they drew with Leganés away for (0-0), after having won 2-0 at home in a game against Sevilla. In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Atletico Madrid won 8 and lost 2.
For this competition, you have not lost any of the last 7 games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition. In the last 20 home games for all competitions there has been a period that stands out: he suffered 5 of his 13 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Atletico Madrid have made a great start at the start of the Spanish Championship, but have lost some important points in draws with weaker clubs. Still, the team remains one of three still unbeaten in the competition, and is looking for a third consecutive home win to keep their 100% advantage in front of their fans. Playing indoors, the club is the only one that has not yet had its defense beat. In contrast, his home attack is one of the least scored, but you have to take into account that Atletico Madrid is the only one who played only twice at home. The coach should keep the team in the 4-4-2, with Ñíguez standing out on the left-hand side.
Analysis of Barcelona
After 7 wins, the visiting team is in 1st place, having won 21 points. In the last game, they beat Las Palmas at home (3-0), after having won in the previous game in a game against Girona, (0-3). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions, Barcelona won 8, drawn 1 and lost 1.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 7 victories in the last games. The defense has been in good shape and only conceded goals in 2 of the last 7 games, and their attack has scored with great regularity, since it has always scored at least one goal in the last 7 games for this competition. There is a tendency for goals to be scored in their away games, as 57 of their 63 appearances have finished with over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he only managed 1 turnaround in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Barcelona have a great phase in the beginning of the Spanish Championship and have made an impeccable course so far, since it is the only club with 100% of the total, accumulating seven victories in seven days. The team has scored twelve goals in the last three games, thus evidencing the already known offensive power. Playing at home, the team still have the best attack of all, with sixteen goals scored in four games, and the second best defense, alongside Sevilla and Villarreal. In addition to having the best attack, Barcelona also stands out for having the best average possession of the ball, and being the team that misses the least passes. The eleven initials should not undergo major changes, but it may be that some players who were serving their respective selections are spared.
This clash brings as protagonists two great clubs of European football, and also marks one of the great classics of Spanish football. Both teams have made great strides and are unbeaten in the competition. The home team bet a lot on the individual plays, the long-distance shots and the attacks by the lines, showing a lot of efficiency at the time of finishing, while their defense shows strength in the disarmings. Barcelona have also excelled in long-distance shots and individual plays, having been very efficient at the moment of concluding, but their defense is lacking in the air, and has given a lot of space for the opponent to create. In this way, we expect a very balanced game, the draw being a good betting option, but with favoritism for Barcelona, which has a more qualified squad.
Atl. Madrid – Barcelona: Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 2.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.80