Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain.
Sunday 1st December.
Kick-off: 21:00 (CET).
Atletico Madrid are at home to Barcelona in what could be a crucial game in the race for the La Liga title.
Despite the loss of Diego Godin, Atletico are still as strong as ever at the back, but with no Antoine Griezmann to help them this season, they have struggled for goals with 19 fewer than opponents Barcelona. Atleti are La Liga’s draw specialists so far with seven already; they need to convert more of those into wins if they have designs on winning the league.
Barcelona may be top, but their performances have been average if we’re judging by their lofty standards. Luckily for them, their main rivals have also struggled. A team too reliant on Messi, they need the rest of the squad to start pulling their weight. This will be Antoine Griezmann’s first match against his former club since leaving in the summer. He is currently at 3.10 to score against his old team.
Match preview and h2h
Atletico have a dreadful record against Barca; they haven’t tasted victory in La Liga against their opponents since 2010. STS have odds of 2.69 if you think they can end their La Liga hoodoo against the Catalans. The pattern of this match will likely be a repeat of previous contests with Barcelona in possession and Atleti trying to take advantage on the counter. The H2H may be one-sided, but the matches tend to end up as draws or as one-goal victories. Atletico Madrid have actually beaten Barcelona in recent years; knocking them out of the Champions League on two separate occasions. Fans of “Los Colchoneros” will be hoping to see a repeat of those performances this time.
Injuries and suspensions
Atletico Madrid: José Giménez, Stefan Savic and Diego Costa.
Barcelona: Nelson Semedo, Jordi Alba, Clement Lenglet and Sergio Busquets (suspension).
Atletico are due a win against Barcelona, and we think this will be their time. Our betting tip is an Atletico Madrid win by one goal at odds of 3.90.
Whatever you bet on, enjoy the game and don’t forget that our prices are subject to fluctuation. Please check our Sports Betting page for the latest odds.