Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid Match Analysis and Prediction

The midweek fixture for La Liga heats up as side Barcelona sets to regain their top spot as they host side Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at23:00 GMT.

The Catalan Giants were on top of their La Liga with rivals Los Blancos on their toes. However, a shocking 2-2 draw to Celta Vigo changed the dynamics of the standing. A late minute free-kick was enough to sink the Catalans. The side started off with two assists from Messi matching a brace from returning Suarez.

Barcelona is still on top of La Liga with 69 points. However, they face stiff competition from Los Blancos with 68 points. Real Madrid has a game in hand, and a win will put the side two points clear of the Catalans.

Coach Diego Simone is experiencing a revamp in his camp with a top-four finish a reality for the side. The side is third in the La Liga with 58 points. The Indians 11 points clear off title leaders and contenders Barcelona.

The side sealed an impressive 2-1 victory over side Deportivo Alaves last weekend. The win marked the fourth consecutive one since the restart. However, a battle with the Catalans this Tuesday will put the side to the test.

Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid Head to Head

Both sides have 41 games against each other with Barcelona taking home 24 wins while Atletico with only seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona

Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona

Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Barcelona Team News

The lack of presence of midfielder Sergio Busquets was evident with the Spaniard serving a yellow card suspension. The Spaniard is back in the starting lineup for Coach Setien. Another returning figure in the squad in Uruguayan Luis Suarez, who netted a brace in their last outing.

Atletico Madrid Team News

The attacking threat of forwarding Diego Costa secured the win for the side after a heated encounter. The Spaniard is yet to start in La Liga since the restart. Another doubtful figure is winger Lemar who has found space on the bench. Sensation Joao Felix is up for contention after causing trouble in his last outing against the Catalan giants.

Prediction and Odds

The history of the two sides always ends in a low scoring but heated encounter given the rivalry. We expect a heated and low goal match.

Barcelona Win

Correct Score 2-1

Goals Over 2.5

 

 

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