Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Tip Atletico Madrid – 21 November 2020

Atleti to get long-awaited win over Barca

Jorge Resurreccion Koke / Atletico de Madrid ©imago images / ZUMA Wire 11/21/2020

SpainAtletico Madrid vs BarcelonaSpain
21 November 2000hrs
Football – Spain – La Liga
Pick Atletico Madrid
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 15/8  odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 19 November

 

Atletico Madrid will be hoping to stretch their advantage over opponents Barcelona to nine points and further strengthen their hopes of a first title since 2014.

 

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Atletico Madrid Preview – Can Atleti make it five straight wins in the league for the first time in over a year?

It’s been an excellent league campaign for Atletico Madrid thus far and the challenge for Diego Simeone and his players is trying to maintain that. Particularly as rivals Real and their weekend opponents, Barcelona, are not of the same prowess as we have come to expect. Atleti currently sit above both of them and in third place behind Real Sociedad and Villareal – whom they have played two games less than.

As we are so accustomed to with them under Simeone, Atletico have been excellent in defence – keeping five clean sheets in their seven La Liga games to date. But unlike previous years, their production in attack has also been good.

 

Our betting prediction:
Joao Felix to score in 90 minutes
11/4

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Leaders Sociedad are the only team who has scored more than Atleti who have hit 17 goals in the league. Joao Felix is in excellent form with five goals in La Liga alone and the arrival of Luis Suarez just provides a better balance going forward than in previous seasons.
Simeone know that this is just a start though and they have to build on it. Particularly against the likes of Barca and Real who they have not beaten enough in the past five years. The last time they took three points at home to Barcelona was back in 2010.

Barcelona Preview – Will Barca get their first away win in three and begin climbing the table?

The last international break is by now until March and you have to think it’s a defining spell of the campaign for Ronald Koeman. It might just be at the start of his reign but he needs some big results to win the support over and convince him he’s the man to lead the club into their next era of dominance.

Currently eighth, Barca are already six points behind Atletico coming into this game having won just one of their last five in the league after starting the season strongly.

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The big black mark against Koeman so far is the El Clasico defeat at home to Real Madrid and it makes this match all that more important. The former Dutch coach wasn’t helped by the fact it came in between disappointing away results against Getafe and Alaves, so he’ll be hoping for much better on their travels this time around.

This game obviously sees another return to his former club for Antoine Griezmann who did score in the 5-2 win against Betis before the international break before impressing with France. He will be hoping to start this one as he bids to resurrect his career at Barcelona.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Advice

It’s Barcelona’s biggest game outside of El Clasico and has been for sometime. But it’s one which they perform well in going by recent results. Their last six away games in against Atletico in La Liga has seen them win four and draw the other two. And a draw is the minimum they need to get here otherwise they’ll be nine points behind and under huge pressure in the title race.

Suarez will be facing his former team, where he enjoyed so much success, for the first time and it would be very much like the Uruguayan if he has a big part to play.

Key Facts – Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Tip

  • Atleti have conceded just two goals all season in the league, and just once since the opening day of the campaign
  • Barca ended a run of four games without a win in La Liga, when beating Real Betis last time out
  • You have to go all the way back to 2010 for the last time Atletico beat Barca at home in the league

 

A win at home to Barcelona in the league is long overdue for Atletico and they can get it here. Their team is just a lot more balanced than their opponents just now and the form of Joao Felix can see them to victory.

Best Betting Odds for Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

Atletico Madrid: to win: 9/5 Betvictor
Draw: 12/5 at Betvictor
Barcelona: 11/8 at Betvictor