Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Match Betting Preview

Champion’s league finalists Barcelona will be out to get their hands on the La Liga trophy this weekend when they travel to the Vicente Calderon to take on Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid Betting News

Diego Simeone’s men have lost just one game in their last 15 outings, a measure of the task that awaits Barcelona. The club are unbeaten in the league since losing 2-0 to Celta Vigo in February and will hope to secure third spot in the league with a win on Sunday. Atletico Madrid have won 7 and drawn 6 of their last 13 league games and have drawn their last two games, 0-0 with Athletic club Bilbao and 2-2 with Levante last time out.  Fernando Torres was the key man against struggling Levante with his 80th minute goal rescuing a point. The forward, a second half sub, will hope his goal leads to a start against the champions in waiting.

Barcelona Betting News

Barcelona sealed their place in the 2015 Champions league final midweek, despite losing 3-2 to Bayern Munich.  A 3-0 win a week earlier ensured that Luis Enrique’s side remain in the hunt for a famous treble.  Enrique, with one eye on the clash with Atletico Madrid, took off Luis Suarez at half time with Ivan Rakitic and Andreas Iniesta also getting rests in before Sunday’s game. The trio are all likely to start while Jeremy Mathieu is in contention after playing the final 18 minutes in the Allianz Arena. The defeat to Bayern was Barcelona’s first since a 1-0 loss to Malaga in February, a run that saw 17 wins and 1 draw.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Match Prediction

The clash on Sunday will be the fourth meeting this season between the two with the current win count standing at three wins to none in favor of Barcelona. Enrique’s men won 1-0 and 3-1 at home in the cup and league respectively and they also won 3-2 at the Vicente Calderon in the second leg of their Copa Del Rey clash. Overall Atletico Madrid have won just one of the last seven meetings, a 1-0 success in the Champions league last season.

Match Betting Tip: Barcelona are @1.75 with Bet365 to win

: Posted in La Liga • Date: 28.05.2015