Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th January 2020

Barca to squeeze through

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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips – Spanish Super Cup, 9th January 19.00pm

The second semi-final of the new-look Spanish Super Cup will be contested by Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona and Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid on Thursday night. The mouth-watering matchup will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At the time of writing, Barca are the favourites to win the competition. Can the Spanish champions get the better of Los Rojiblancos in midweek?

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Odds*

Barcelona Evens
Draw 12/5
Atletico Madrid 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 8th, 2019 at 16:30 p.m.)
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Barcelona News and Form – Barca to go through to the final?

Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona confirmed their spot in the new-look Spanish Super Cup by winning La Liga last season. Blaugrana had a solid campaign, finishing 11 points clear of second spot with 87 points to their name.

Barca lead the way at the top of La Liga at present, but they are ahead of rivals Real Madrid only on goal difference. So far, Blaugrana have won 12, drawn four and lost three of 19 matches to take 40 points from a possible 57.

 

Barcelona clean sheet
Yes33/20
No43/100

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Valverde’s troops kicked off 2020 with a thrilling 2-2 draw with Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium. Barca came from behind to lead 2-1, but the home team equalised in the 88th minute. Barcelona have been in patchy form lately, winning only one of their last four (three draws) in La Liga.

Blaugrana have won the Spanish Super Cup an unrivalled 13 times, with eight of those titles coming since 2005. Will they make it 14 Supercopa de Espana trophies in 2020?

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Head to Head

Barca won 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano on December 1st thanks to Lionel Messi’s late goal

Barcelona are unbeaten in the last nine league and cup meetings, winning five and drawing four

These two met in this competition back in 2013, with Barca winning on the away goals rule when it was a two-legged final

Atleti’s last win over Blaugrana was back in April 2016

 

Key-Facts – Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

  • Barca are unbeaten in any competition since early November
  • Atleti have won each of their last four across all competitions
  • Madrid have lost one of their past 15 in La Liga

 

Atletico Madrid News and Form – Can Los Colchoneros cause an upset in Jeddah?

Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid finished runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga last season. Los Rojiblancos picked up 76 points along the way, eight more than Real Madrid. This term, Atleti are currently in third position, five points adrift of joint leaders Barca and Real.

After going four league and cup games without a win, Simeone’s boys have responded with four victories in a row in all competitions. They ended 2019 with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Real Betis, which they followed up with a 2-1 victory over Levante at the Wanda Metropolitano last week.

Los Colchoneros have only won the Supercopa des Espana on two occasions, with the last of those victories coming in 2014. Can they cause an upset and reach the final in Jeddah on Sunday?

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Tips & Odds

Barcelona to win by one goal at 3/1
Team to win to nil – Barcelona at 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 8th, 2019 at 16:40 p.m.)

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Predictions

Barcelona win: It was a tight game when these two squared off at the Metropolitano just last month, with a moment of magic from the magician Messi settling things at the death. Barca have an excellent recent record over Atletico Madrid, which they will want to extend on Thursday.

Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup last season, seeing off Sevilla by a 2-1 scoreline over two legs. Blaugrana are the favourites again, and I can see them edging past Atleti in Jeddah and booking their spot in this weekend’s final. You can get the top odds of 3/1 for Valverde’s boys to win by one goal.

Simeone’s troops have managed to score just one goal in their last four games against the Spanish champions. Barcelona have kept clean sheets in the last two, so put some money on Barca to win to nil at 5/2.


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