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Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona – Catalans willing to find their winning ways

Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona – Match Overview

Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona brings the all important clash that might well be the title decider given Barcelona does not bottle this match.

As far as Barcelona is concerned, they need to win every game and hope for their arch-rivals to tie or lose a single game for themselves to lift the La Liga trophy with pride, once again!

Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona – Team News

Atletico Madrid

Simeone’s men must be confident to perform well against the Catalans in their attempt to relive the Spanish Super Cup victory that came earlier this year in the semi-finals with a 3-2 convincing victory.

They must be worried and will try tooth and nail to improve the fact that they haven’t a single away game against Barcelona since February 2006. So, pressure must be huge on them.

Injury news – Mario Hermoso and Sime Vrsaljko have to remain on the sidelines due to their respective injuries.

Form (La Liga): DDWWWW

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona has been in sublime form in their last six fixtures, with 4 victories (both pre and post pandemic resumption) and 2 draws. This has set the bar high for the club and the fans are expecting a similar kind of performance today.

Barcelona’s advantage is that they have been unbeaten against Atletico since February 2010 in La Liga. This should boost their confidence to dive in this fixture head-first and seal the deal with a convincing goal advantage victory.

Injury news – Fans are devastated to know that their favorites Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie de Jong, and Sergio Roberto are still warming the bench.

Form (La Liga): WWWDWD

Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona – Predicted Lineups

Atletico Madrid

Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Correa, Thomas, Saul, Koke; Felix, Costa

FC Barcelona

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Rakitic; Griezmann, L Suarez, Messi

Predictions

As the intense La Liga 19/20 is coming to an interesting end, the title race is getting even more fierce with every fixture.

The arch-rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are leading the standings with Real Madrid in the lead with an extra match advantage.

The Catalans have been above average since the resumption of La Liga after the global COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. With three victories and two draws in its last 5 fixtures, Barcelona looks in good shape to come into this fixture.

On the other hand, Atletico Madrid has also been in sublime form in their last 5 games with four consecutive victories and a draw. So, Atletico is high on form too.

It would be fun to witness two of the greatest La Liga clubs to battle it off. However, the result of the match is far more integral and useful for FC Barcelona than that to Atletico Madrid.

If Barcelona wins, it can reclaim its league-leader spot with an extra game, but the lead counts at the moment.

Since both the clubs are in sublime forms, it is easy to suggest a low-scoring tie. However, given the desperation of FC Barcelona, they will be as fierce as they could get. Given the current tabular situation, Barcelona is our favorite while going in this fixture.

Score: Atletico Madrid (1 – 2) FC Barcelona

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