La Liga 2021-22: Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona | Match Preview and Prediction

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid go head-to-head this weekend in La Liga at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. Sportco provides an in-depth preview of the big game this weekend.

Barcelona has been getting Déjà vu of last season, as they have another embarrassing start to their new season, and the back-to-back defeats in Champions League have made their life more difficult. The Catalans are most likely to see a change in their management over the weekend.

On the other hand, Atletico Madrid has been fared well and stands at fourth place in La Liga. Luis Suarez shone again after scoring a winner in a 2-1 victory over AC Milan and looks confident when they host Barcelona.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Last 5 Head-to-Head Results 

Date Results Event 
2 Dec 2019Atletico Madrid 0-1 BarcelonaLa Liga
10 Jan 2020Barcelona 2-3 Atletico Madrid Super Cup 
1 July 2020Barcelona 2-2 Atletico MadridLa Liga
22 Nov 2020Atletico Madrid 1-0 BarcelonaLa Liga
8 May 2021Barcelona 0-0 Atletico MadridLa Liga

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Trivia 

★ In 1952-53 Barcelona fired 8 past Atletico Madrid, which remains the biggest winning margin in a match between the two sides.

★ Only Lionel Messi has scored the most goals against Atletico Madrid, 27 in 41 Appearances.

★ Antoine Griezmann has notched up six goals against Barcelona, and all have they never came in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Flashback 

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Predicted XI

Atletico Madrid Predicted XI (3-5-2): Jan Oblak; Jose Gimenez, Felipe, Mario Hermoso; Kieran Trippier, Yannick Carrasco, Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Marcos Llorente; Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez

Barcelona Predicted XI (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Sergino Dest, Oscar Mingueza; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi; Memphis Depay, Philippe Coutinho, Luuk de Jong

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head Prediction 

Barcelona is standing in a dark tunnel with no hope; the management is in despair, and players have been displaying awful performance on the pitch. 

The Catalans have a mountain to climb and need to get the job done sooner, or it will put them in shambles. At the moment, the Catalans don't have cohesiveness and are getting outmuscled by opponents.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid has been decent, and improved a bit as the games progressed. They have a great squad and will make the most of Barcelona's poor form this weekend.  

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona

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