FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: Match Preview | Head-to-Head | Team News | Prediction

FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid lock horns this weekend as the La Liga race heats up.

We bring another thrilling game between Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona in the coming weekend. Barcelona will host Atletico Madrid in one of the crucial games in Camp Nou, and both teams will be eyeing a win in this do-or-die situation.     

Atletico Madrid started the season with a bang; however, their form dwindled as the season progressed. Simeone boys have to dig deep to eke out a win when they will face FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou, regardless the team has to bring their A-game to keep their La Liga hopes alive.    

Atletico Madrid Players celebrating
image Credits- Football.London 

FC Barcelona have been hot and cold under the new manager Ronald Koeman and did a massive rejuvenation since the start of the season. 

A win against Granada could have put pressures on Atletico Madrid; however, FC Barcelona failed to do so, but a 3-2 win against Valencia gave them much needed confidence, all thanks to Lionel Messi and Griezmann’s stunning display, and the Catalans are all set to host the Atletico Madrid.     

Barcelona team huddle
Image Credits- Fc Barcelona

Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona: Head-to-Head

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona H2H Record

The 2020-21 season has been a rollercoaster for both the Spanish giants. FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have been in innumerable encounters. In their last 61 games, FC Barcelona has been more dominating, clinching 30 wins, whereas Atletico Madrid has secured only 16 wins. 

The last meeting took place in November, and the match ended with Atletico Madrid winning the game 1-0. 

This time FC Barcelona looks more confident while Atletico Madrid has been inconsistent as the season progressed.

Atletico Madrid form in La Liga: W-L-W-W-D

FC Barcelona form in La Liga: W-L-W-W-W

FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid: Team News

The visitors don’t have any serious injury woes; However, Renan Lodi will be unavailable due to muscle injury, but the team will be at full strength against Barcelona. All the key players will be available in this dramatic fixture. 

Injured: Renan Lodi 

Suspended: None

Atletico Madrid Predicted XI (3-5-2): JanOblak; Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Morio Hermoso; Kevin Trippier, Koke, Miguel Herrera, Yannick Carrasco, Marcos Llorente; Luis Suarez, Joao Felix.

FC Barcelona will be without few players who have been sidelined for months. The youngster Ansu Fati, Brazilian star player Philipe Coutinho both have suffered meniscus injuries, and Braithwaite is out as well due to an ankle problem. 

While the other star players are set to face Atletico Madrid, and Ronald Koeman will probably revert to his regular XI. 

Injured: Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho and Martin Braithwaite

Suspended: None

Barcelona Predicted XI (3-5-2): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Oscar Mingueza; Sergino Dest, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi   

FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Live Stream: The match can be viewed on Facebook Live.

FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction 

With Atletico Madrid being inconsistent in the La Liga title race as their form saw a massive depletion when the season progressed, the team is struggling to win games. 

On the other hand, FC Barcelona has been moderate, but they have improved as the season progressed, and as always, Lionel Messi is the protagonist in every game. He has been splendid this season, being the top scorer with 28 goals.  

Suarez vs Messi
Image Credits- Barca times 

However, both the team would want to win this important fixture, and the onus will be on their star players, but this time Barcelona looks superior and might emerge victoriously. 

Prediction: FC Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid   

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