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This match preview covers everything from the Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid match to be played on the 9th of May 2021.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Top Free Betting Tips
- Match result
- Barcelona to win at 31/20
- Both teams to score @ 10/11
- Total Goals
- Over 2.5 goals @ 19/20
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview and Insights
Barcelona may have traditional rivalry with Espanyol and Real Madrid, but matches against Atletico Madrid have gained a lot of significance in the last decade. The growing stature of Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga has put them as a firm competitor for the Catalans. Since the 2012-13 campaign, Atletico have finished outside the top three places only on one occasion. This is a significant change from the early part of the decade when Atletico Madrid were finishing in the mid-table positions.
The Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid free tips and predictions have seen a substantial rise in recent years. This is due to the several meetings that have taken place between the two clubs over the last few years. Most of these meetings have been in the La Liga with some Champions League and Copa del Rey matches also thrown in the mix. The head-to-head advantage clearly lies with Barcelona when it comes to meetings at the Camp Nou. The Catalan outfit almost have a 50% win rate when it comes to the home matches against Atletico. This preview is also aware that Atletico do not have an exemplary record at the Camp Nou with only a handful of wins so far.
Barcelona, meanwhile, are hoping to find their best form that saw them dominate world football for almost a decade. Since the departure of Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique, there has been a decline in the lofty standards set by the Catalan outfit. The club are clearly in a transitional period for the last few years. The departure of Luis Suarez has left Lionel Messi as the major attacking asset for the club. It was not long ago that the presence of Suarez, Messi, and Neymar was able to strike fear in the minds of opponents.
Atletico Madrid have been transformed into a gritty winning machine under the regime of Diego Simeone. Even if the football may not be outstandingly good, Atletico Madrid have been able to get results and stay in touch with the two giants of Spanish football – Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The recent investments into the squad with the addition of players like Joao Felix have brought about a substantial additional quality. Apart from bringing in young talent, Atletico have also experienced success with value additions like that of Luis Suarez, who has come from Barcelona. The frequent absence of Diego Costa, who has been unable to play too many games due to injuries, has been overcome to a great extent with Suarez.
Top Betting Tips and Predictions for Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
Match result – Barcelona win
Barcelona have gone through their struggles in recent times. However, the Camp Nou continues to be a stronghold for the team while Atletico Madrid have consistently struggled when they have visited this ground. The last away league success for Atletico Madrid at this ground was way back in 2006. After almost a decade without a success on this ground, Diego Simeone takes his Atletico Madrid team in the best possible shape. The 2020-21 campaign has so far witnessed a strong showing from the Madrid outfit. Even with such positives behind them, the home form of Barcelona will be hard to shake. At an attractive price of 31/20, the best free tips would go with a win for the Catalan club. A punter with the stake of £10 can pick up £15.50 from such a bet.
Both teams to score – yes
Atletico Madrid have been in good goalscoring form during the 2020-21 campaign. Despite his age, Luis Suarez has been a crucial player for the club with a return of almost a goal per game. Surprisingly, Barcelona may not have such attacking prowess with the club averaging just two goals per game – lower than the lofty standards set by the club. Still, both teams have a decent attacking presence to score at both ends. The predictions would be to back both teams to score at 10/11.
Total goals over 2.5
The poor defensive displays of Barcelona have allowed the opposition to score a sizeable chunk of goals. Atletico Madrid are in a great spot to capitalise on this uncertainty at the back. Barcelona also have the potential to score goals since they continue to have a potent Lionel Messi in the ranks. The free tips would go with total goals over 2.5 at 19/20.