Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Today’s Match Preview
La Liga title race is on after Barcelona dropped points against Getafe, Espanyol and Las Palmas recently to give a sniff to second-placed Atletico Madrid. The league leaders Barcelona host Atleti at Camp Nou this weekend in a match up that could possible settle the title race.
BAR vs ATL match info and kick-off time:
Competition: La Liga, Spain
Kick-off time: 1:15 AM IST
Where: Camp Nou
BAR vs ATL Head to Head:
(Last 6 meetings)
Barcelona: 2, Atletico Madrid: 1, Drawn: 3
BAR vs ATL Team News, Form Guide and Probable XI
- Jordi Alba will come into the side after serving suspension.
- Gerard Pique was rested for the last fixture will return at centre back position alongside Samuel Umtiti.
- Philippe Coutinho could pip Ousmane Dembele for the right flank role.
Form (recent first; all competitions): D W D W D W
Probable XI: Stegen, Alba, Umtiti, Piqué, Roberto, Iniesta, Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho, Suárez, Messi
- Ñíguez should carry on at a wider position on the right.
- Partey signed a new contract with the club this week and is expected to be in the first XI.
- Lucas and Stefan Savic are ruled out of the fixture.
Form (recent first; all competitions): W W W W W W
Probable XI: Oblak, Luis, Giménez, Godín, Vrsaljko, Koke, Gabi, Partey, Ñíguez, Griezmann, Costa
Players to watch out for:
Barcelona: Messi, Suarez, Busquets, Rakitic
- Messi is having yet another prolific season, having scored 23 league goals and 12 league assists.
Atletico Madrid: Griezmann, Costa, Ñíguez, Luis
- Antoine Griezmann has scored seven goals in last two La Liga fixtures. In-form Griezmann teaming up with Diego Costa upfront can bound to cause some problems.
La Liga leaders Barcelona have not lost in 33 league fixtures, but could not claim all points available against Getafe, Espanyol and Las Palmas recently. On the other hand, Atleti look sharp having won 8 games in a row. The contest is evenly poised, and can swing either way.
Note: This BAR vs ATL match preview is based on our research and news sourced from various sources. You can select your own playing XI basis the team news.
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