Place: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Date: on the 24th of November, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: La Liga. Spain.
Atlético this season shows worse results, than in previous season but on the general background the team seems to be great as Barca and Real are not playing much better. To tell the truth, Real is doing even worse.
“Wanda Metropolitano is the place where Simeone’s football players have won seven out of eight matches this season and gain the main progress.
In the last five matches Atletico at home has won in frames of the Champions League over Brugge (3:1) and Borussia Dortmund (2:0) and in the frames of the championship the team has won over the Betis (1:0), Real Sociedad (2:0) and Athletic (3:2), having gained the third line in the Primera.
Unfortunately, Diegoo Simeone’s team, before the match with Barca has experienced a range of the injuries in defense.
For sure, Diego Godin won’t play with Catalans. Also participation of Juanfran and José Giménez in this match is doubtful.
Barcelona was doing just perfectly but the last two matches have disturbed the positions of Catalans.
After the previous international break Blaugrana have spent the excellent gaming period, having won against Sevilla (4:2), having ruined Real (5:1), having won over Inter (1:0), Cultural Leonesa (1:0) and Rayo Vallecano (3:2).
This helped the team of Ernesto Valverde to get ahead of the rivals.
But in the next matches Barca has tied with Inter (1:1) in the Champions League and also unexpectedly lost at home to Betis (3:4).
The handicap that was been developed earlier allowed Catalans to remain on the first line but now a whole range of rivals with only one point less are behind Barcelona.
One of them, is actually Atlético.
But the fans of Barcelona are really worried about away matches’ statistics of their favorites. Catalans have won three out of six previous away matches.
Disqualified Ivan Rakitić and probably the full back Thomas Vermaelen won’t be able to help Barcelona with the match against Atletico.
But Philippe Coutinho has already restored his health after the injury.
Statistics and head-to- heads Atl Madrid vs Barcelona
The unbeaten streak of Atlético in the championship is composed of nine matches.
At home Atlético has won five out of six previous matches in La Liga.
Barcelona has won three out of six last away matches in the championship.
Barca was scoring and missing in all ten last matches of Primera.
In seven out of ten previous away matches of the championship Catalans have scored not less than two goals.
Head-to-heads of Barcelona and Atletico demonstrate the certain advantage of Catalans recently. However it is not so obvious: in five last head-to-heads of these clubs Blaugrana have won twice, two more matches ended with draws and won over Atletico one match.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Atl Madrid vs Barcelona
Atlético to win – 3.3
Draw – 3.4;
Barcelona to win – 2.52
The match between Atletico and Barcelona promises to become very fascinating.
Atletico is great at home and Barca is pale in away matches but to Catalans it is very undesirable to lose in this meeting. We will pay attention that Atletico will lack several important players of defense line.
Barca has serious problems in the defense now but Catalans still score a lot of goals. Atletico is also good in attack.