ATM vs FCB



If in the Premier League, Liverpool is far ahead of the rest of the tournament with a gap of up to 8 points, in La Liga, the championship race is extremely unpredictable when the top teams are. The score is very tight. Currently, Barcelona leads with 28 points, only more than the team behind Real Madrid in goal difference. Just below, Sevilla in 3rd place has 27 points and is followed by Atletico Madrid with 25 points. Note that Barca and Real are still 1 match yet. Thus, the situation of top 4 can completely change after only 1 match. That is why the confrontation with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in round 15 became the focal point of La Liga this weekend.

Atletico Madrid this season did not perform as well as they did last season. They just lost 0-1 on the field of Juventus in the European arena, while in La Liga, the team also let Granada draw 1-1 in the last round. Wanda's home team is currently not in a good shape. Calculated in the last 5 appearances, they only get 1 victory. Not only that, they also face loss of force when Diego Costa is likely to have to take a year off due to injury, in addition, Sime Vrsaljko will also take a few weeks to recover from a knee injury.

On the other side, Barca did not have the same boom as last season. In the Champions League, coach Valverde's team also has a stable record and has just officially won a ticket to the knockout round after the victory over Dortmund. In La Liga, the Catalan giant will lose its top spot at any moment if it misses any moment. Therefore, they need to do well in every round. Barca are having a series of 4 consecutive wins in all competitions, only in La Liga, they won 4/5 last round.

Atletico's situation was extremely tense. Their poor form makes it difficult for them to win the ticket to qualify for the group stage in the Champions League, while in La Liga, the teams in 5th, 6th are Athletic Club and Real Sociedad. close to the button. It will take a lot of effort if Atletico wants to keep its place in the top 4. The confrontation with Barca is a difficult challenge for them. Although playing at home, poor performance makes Atletico no longer confident, especially when Barcelona is not bad at home. Statistics show that Messi and his teammates lost only 1 game in the last 6 trips and won the remaining 5 matches.

In the past, Barcelona had a better record against Atletico. Specifically, they are unbeaten in the last 5 encounters, especially unbeaten all 4 marches to Estadio Wanda Metropolitano including 2 draws and 2 wins. Atletico Madrid still has to strain on the Champions League front, so the concentration is very difficult, while Barca can rest assured in this playground so it is possible to focus on La Liga. As such, Barca has many advantages over Atletico in both performance and psychology in this match. Predict that Barca will have a nice trip to the yard of Atletico and return with all 3 points. With the contract on the Asian football field, putting faith in Barca is perfectly reasonable.

Barca scored 35 goals in just 13 matches. The explosive attack is a powerful weapon for Barca in every fight. On the other side, Atletico have not really found the best feeling to score, and own the most solid defense in the tournament when they have only conceded 9 goals. Therefore, Barca may face many difficulties to penetrate the home network in this match. Moreover, the recent confrontations of the two teams often have very few goals. Therefore, with a faint talent 2-2.5 goals, the choice of faint is still a better option.  


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