Barcelona: Team information, current form, absent
The Catalans took a huge step back in the fight for the title. They drew on the field of Celta Vigo, score 2-2, at the end of a very difficult match. Real Madrid took advantage and got the 5th consecutive victory, after a 1-0 with Espanyol. Now, Setien’s team is 2 points behind Real Madrid and must hope for a defeat of Zinedine Zidane’s boys. In the round on Wanda Metropolitano, Barca prevailed with the score of 1-0, after a goal scored by Messi. However, Madrid got their revenge in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup, where they won with the score of 3-2.
- ABSENT: Dembele, S. Roberto, De Jong (medical problems)
- PROBABLE TEAM: Ter Stegen – Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Vidal, Rakitic – Messi, Suarez, Griezmann.
Atletico Madrid: Team information, current form, absent
Atletico comes after 4 victories in a row and has an extremely good morale. Diego Simeone’s boys scored only one goal in these duels, in the victory with Alaves – score 2-1. Currently, the guests are on the 3rd place in LaLiga, 4 points above the ones from Sevilla. With a victory today, Atletico can be 8 points closer to Barcelona, but there are no real chances to intervene in the Real-Barca duo. We must mention, however, that Atletico will play in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, after eliminating Liverpool. Alvaro Morata is the team’s top scorer in the championship, with 9 successes.
- ABSENT: S. Vrsaljko, M. Hermoso (injured)
- PROBABLE TEAM: Oblak – Renan Lodi, Savic, Gimenez, Trippier – Herrera, Koke, Saul, Llorente – Felix, Morata.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Picks
Barcelona is under tremendous pressure today. The team can lose the title if they make a mistake again, because the Real Madrid program is an easy one. Atletico will evolve with ambition, as in all duels with the two giants.
Our Prediction: Both Teams Score
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