Atletico Madrid welcome Barcelona
It’s time for one of the big derbies of the Spanish La Liga, because Atletico Madrid welcome Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano in a match from the 13th round of the league. Let’s take a look at this incredible fixture in our predictions football 1×2.
These two teams are in a clinical distance to each other. Barcelona are leading the standings with 24 points, but Atletico Madrid are 3rd with just one point less. Depending on what happens between Sevilla and Real Valladolid on Sunday, Atletico could start the next week as leaders in La Liga. But in order to do this, they must beat Barca.
Atletico Madrid have a record of 6 wins, 5 draws and just 1 loss since the beginning of the season. They are the team with the less amount of defeats since the start of the campaign. Their only loss so far came during the visit to Celta. In their last five games they have three wins and two draws.
In their last fixture Atletico achieved a tough, but important 3-2 win against Athletic Bilbao at home. The game was going to end with a draw, but the veteran defender Diego Godin scored a winner in the injury time of the match.
Barcelona on the other hand are leading the standings, but with just one point advantage in front of Sevilla and Atletico Madrid. In the previous round the Catalans conceded a surprising 3-4 loss against Real Betis at the Camp Nou.
There are some serious problems with Barcelona’s defending this season. In 12 matches played so far, Barca conceded 18 goals. Just to compare – Atletico’s conceded goals are 8. This is a pretty big difference.
If Barca once again defend so badly at the Wanda Metropolitano, they could have some serious trouble.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the La Liga derby between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano. Good luck!