Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona, La Liga

Barcelona are hoping to turn a significant corner when they welcome La Liga champions Atletico Madrid to the Nou Camp on Sunday. Only a single point separates the two teams currently fifth and sixth in the table, with a victory this weekend potentially proving pivotal for either team. 

Where and when: Nou Camp – 6 February, kick-off 15:15

Where you can see Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid: La Liga TV, Bet365 live streaming

Last time: Thomas Lemar and Luiz Suarez both scored in the first half as Atletico beat Barca 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano in early October. 

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Predictions and Preview

Both of these clubs have been having a torrid time of it this season, but there have been green shoots of revival at both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid of late. The question this weekend is which team will be able to keep their positive run going after their date at the Nou Camp on Sunday. 

Barcelona head into the contest unbeaten in their last six La Liga fixtures, winning three. They’ve won six of their 10 home games in the league so far this term, with two defeats coming against Real Madrid and Real Betis. 

Both of those sides are above defending champions Atletico in the table, with Los Rojiblancos only winning 10 of their 21 matches to date. Diego Simeone’s side are unbeaten in their last three, although they’re without an away win in their last four in La Liga. 

Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid full time result odds

New Barca signings Adama Traore and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could both make their debuts in this game. Together with fellow new signing Ferran Torres and summer arrival Memphis Depay, the Blaugrana are suddenly looking strong up front again. They’ll be without Ansu Fati due to injury here though, while Atletico should have Joao Felix, Sime Vrsaljko and Felipe Monteiro available following positive Covid-19 tests. 

Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid both teams to score odds

A both teams to score bet has failed to pay out in five of the last six La Liga meetings between these teams, including each of the last three. Meanwhile, eight of the last nine league encounters between Barca and Atleti have seen under 2.5 goals. We’re therefore backing against BTTS in this Barcelona v Atletico Madrid preview, while also backing under 2.5 goals at 4/5. Barca to win and under 2.5 goals is 19/5, covering you for both a 1-0 and 2-0 home win. 

Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid correct score odds

Barca have failed to win any of their last four matches against Atlei, losing twice in Madrid and drawing the other two at the Nou Camp. The Blaugrana went 19 unbeaten in this fixture prior to that though. They may no longer have Lionel Messi to call on, but with the wave of positivity from their January transfer business, we’re backing Barca to get back to winning ways against an underperforming Atleti side. A narrow 1-0 home win is 15/2 as part of our Barcelona v Atletico Madrid tips. 

Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid first goalscorer odds

All of a sudden, Barca have a raft of new forwards ready to share the goalscoring burden with Dutch forward Depay. Latest arrival Aubameyang could turn out to be a sensational signing after arriving in Catalonia on a free from Arsenal, with the Gabon international immediately installed as the favourites in the first goalscorer odds for Barca v Atleti. 

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