The ATL vs BAR match preview –
Spanish League leaders Barcelona will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table as they face a fellow contender in Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid are placed in the third in the table but are only a point away from sealing the top-spot. This has been a crazy season in Spain as the big boys are all faltering. Except for Atletico Madrid, all the teams have lost more than two games already this season. Coach Diego Simeone is aware of the fact that his strikers are not doing anything significant, and will be looking to bank on them to score the important goals the team needs.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have been nowhere near perfect at all. After having an insane run in the league, coming up short against Real Betis was heartbreaking. The good news for them is that their main player Lionel Messi is fit again. Manager Ernesto Valverde would be thanking his stars as this is a crucial juncture for him as the manager of Barcelona given how easily the coaches are losing their jobs.
ATL vs BAR Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 68,000.
Where to watch Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona live?
The clash will take place at 1:15 AM (IST) on November 25th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.
Stats and Facts for Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid:
ATL vs BAR recent form (Last six matches)
Atletico Madrid – W W D W W L
Barcelona– L D W W W W
ATL vs BAR Head to head
Atletico Madrid Won – 8
Barcelona Won – 23
Drawn – 10
ATL vs BAR Team News:
- Lucas Hernandez and Stefan Savic will be the centre-back partnership for the team in this game.
- Diego Godin and Jose Mario Gimenez are the only absentees for the team.
- Jan Oblak will be the goalkeeper for Atletico Madrid.
- Lionel Messi has recovered from his broken hand injury and will be given a chance to start the game.
- Thomas Vermaelen, Sergi Samper and Ivan Rakitic are sidelined for Barcelona.
- Marc Andre Ter Stegen will be the safety net for the backline.
ATL vs BAR Probable Playing 11:
Ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Vidal, Busquets, Arthur, Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
Atletico Madrid –
Oblak (GK), Juanfran, Hernandez, Savic/Gimenez, Luis, Koke, Rodrigo, Niguez, Lemar, Costa, Griezmann
Players to look out for-
- Lionel Messi
The Barcelona talisman is back from his injury and will be looking to have an instant impact. His presence is pivotal for the team as Messi looks to break more records when it comes to scoring goals.
- Antoine Griezmann
The French forward has been regarded as one fof the best left-footed players in the world. His goal returns have been dismal though, but Griezmann can pick up speed at any point.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona –
Both teams are strong going into this game and we don’t see a winner in this fixture. A draw is our predicted result.
ATL vs BAR Dream 11 Team Predictions-