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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona predictions for Saturday’s La Liga match at the Wanda Metropolitano. The Blaugrana will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table in Atletico’s new stadium. Read on for all our Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona free predictions and Betting Tips.
The Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona match date and time is set. Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona fixture is on Saturday, 14 October and game kick-off time is 19:45 BST at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Date: Saturday, 14 October
Time: 19:45 BST
Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano, Spain
Here are the best Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona odds and our Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Predictions and Betting Tips:
Home Win Best Odds: 2.75 with bet365
Away Win Best Odds: 2.65 with Unibet
Draw Best Odds: 3.40 with bet365
This game could go either way. A draw is the outside bet, but looks good value at 3.40 with bet365. Below you can read the reasons for our Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona predictions.
We expect a 1-1 draw at 6.50 with bet365
News in Catalonia has been dominated by non-footballing issues, although the controversy surrounding referendum has no doubt had an effect on the team and the fans.
In their last match, Barca had to play behind closed doors in an eery 3-0 win over Las Palmas. They haven’t let events in the city effect them though and look strong as ever on the pitch.
They have won all of their matches in La Liga so far this season, although this will be their first real test. Atletico Madrid always give them a real battle, even though they haven’t beaten the Blaugrana domestically since 2010.
The timing of the match isn’t great for Ernesto Valverde’s men, with star strikers Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez returning from crucial World Cup qualifiers and only likely to have 48 hours to prepare for the trip.
We could see the ‘FIFA Virus’ having somewhat of an effect, which is why we’re backing the draw at 3.40 with bet365. Atletico will be motivated in their new 68,000 stadium.
Yannick Carrasco always seems to play well against Barcelona and is in good form, scoring for Belgium during the international break. He is 10.0 with Unibet to score the first goal.
However, Barca have enough quality to at least get a result here. A draw wouldn’t be the end of the world for them, and 1-1 looks a good price at 6.50 with bet365.
Barcelona face Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening. Ernesto Valverde’s team have a 100% record so far in La Liga, but this is their first real test and will be a tough match.
Since their humbling 5-1 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in the Super Cup, it’s been nothing but wins for Barca. Last week’s 3-0 behind closed doors win over Las Palmas was their ninth in a row.
Barcelona Form: WWWWW
Atletico are unbeaten so far in La Liga, but suffered their first loss at the new Wanda Metropolitano stadium against Chelsea in the Champions League. Last time out they drew 0-0 away at Leganes.
Atletico Madrid Form: DLWWWD
The two teams have met 230 times in over one hundred years of history. Barca have the edge with 102 wins, although Atletico have won 76 times themselves. It is one of the most entertaining fixtures in Spanish football.
Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha remain on the long term injury list for Barcelona. Their biggest issue is the so-called FIFA virus, with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both set to arrive back late from important South American qualifying matches.
Atleti are set to be boosted by the returns of Filipe Luis and Lucas Hernandez from injury. They too have players coming late from South America, most notably Uruguayan defensive duo Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez.
Draw at 3.40 with bet365
1-1 draw at 6.50 with bet365
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