The standout tie of the weekend action in La Liga is undoubtedly at the Camp Nou as Spanish champions and current league leaders Barcelona play host to second-placed Atletico Madrid. The home side are favourites in what promises to be an enticing tie.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 6 April, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: The two played out a 1-1 draw in Madrid earlier this season, with Ousmane Dembele’s last minute equaliser cancelling out Diego Costa’s opener. Four of the last seven meetings have ended 1-1, with the other three being won by a Barcelona single goal.
|Diego Costa anytime scorer||5/2||Offer|
|Correct score: 0-0||21/2||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have recovered form after winning just three La Liga games in nine attempts by winning 14 of their last 17, although were held in a thrilling 4-4 draw at Villarreal last time out.
They have kept 11 clean sheets in their last 18 matches as they have reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons and are now eight points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.
Atleti have won each of their last two La Liga games – against Alaves and Girona – following on from their Champions League exit to Juventus and loss at Athletic Bilbao.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is now up to 37 goals for the campaign (including nine in his last six) as he continues his devastating goalscoring form. He is back to full fitness following a thigh injury and is at 4/6 to score here.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: The Spain international has netted only two league goals in a campaign beset by injury problems but he did score against Barcelona earlier this season. He will pose the Barca defence big problems, particularly from set pieces and is 5/2 to score here.
Long shot: Barcelona have 11 clean sheets from their last 18 while Atleti have the league’s strongest defence – conceding just 19 goals all season. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 21/2.