Check out our match preview and betting prediction, as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid lock horns tonight at 22:00 (CET).
Barcelona host Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou in the most interesting game of La Liga’s 33rd round of the 2019-20 campaign.
The Catalans suffered a big blow in their bid for a third consecutive league title, conceding a late equalizer, only to draw 2-2 with Celta Vigo last Saturday.
Diego Simeone’s side, on the other hand, registered its fourth La Liga win in a row, beating Alaves 2-1, thanks to goals from Saul and Diego Costa.
What to bet on?
Winner – Draw
Barcelona have an almost perfect record at home this season, winning 15 of the 16 league games they’ve hosted, as Real Madrid was the only side to hold them to a 0-0 draw, back in December.
However, Atletico Madrid is playing in better form than the Catalans since the return of top-flight Spanish football and we believe Diego Simeone and his boys have a fair chance to earn a point this evening at Camp Nou.
They’ve only earned two from their past 12 visits to this venue, but one of them secured the La Liga crown for the Colchoneros back in 2014.
Goals – Under 2,50
The last four games between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou across all competitions ended with a total amount of goals scored under 2,50.
That was also the case in the reverse fixture at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium last December, when Leo Messi’s late winner secured a 1-0 victory for Blaugrana.
With Diego Simeone and his destructive way of football added to these facts, it is really a no-brainer not to expect too many goals in tonight’s showdown between the sides.
Final Score – Barcelona 1:1 Atletico Madrid
If we combine our previous two betting suggestions, we’re left with only two options for the final score of the game – 0:0 or 1:1.
It has never been goalless in the past 21 editions of this fixture, while six of those games ended in a 1:1 tie.
The stats and the tradition play a big role in football, so we’ve decided to trust them and go with the second option.