Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Prediction and Betting Preview 09 Jan 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-3
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid PredictionBarcelona began the 2019/2020 La Liga on cloud-9 but have been hit by a sharp decline in form in recent weeks. A strong start to the season saw them race to the summit of the standings but the Blaugrana are now level on points with Real Madrid following a recent rough patch.
Match status: 2019/20 Spain Super Cup
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City (Jeddah)
Head coach Ernesto Valverde has been earmarked, perhaps unfairly, by the club’s supporters as the pain in the neck at the Nou Camp. With pressure mounting on the Spaniard in recent weeks, the former Bilbao manager will be looking to set the record straight with victory over Atleti.
Atletico Madrid’s form on the road has been beleaguering as they have struggled to pick up points on their travels.

For this Spanish Super Cup semi-final game at the Nou Camp, expect a frantic encounter between two very good footballing sides as they battle for the right to feature in the final of the competition.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Team News

Following a high-flying start to the season, performances and results at Barcelona have dwindled in recent weeks. They seem a shadow of the side that set the La Liga alight earlier in the season, with their impressive displays.

Last time out, they were made to share the spoils at Espanyol in a thrilling derby game at the RCDE Stadium. Despite huffing and puffing in search of the winning goal, the Periquitos did enough to hold out for a huge 2-2 draw against the reigning champions.

However, their last home game saw them drag lowly Alaves to the cleaners. They pulled off an emphatic 4-1 win to retain their place at the business end of the log.

Though Barca have been disappointing in recent games, they continue to set the pace at the top of the standings, level on points with arch-rivals Real Madrid but edging Los Blancos slightly on goal difference.

Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, are witnessing an upturn in form, following a woeful start to the campaign. A four-game winning streak has seen Los Colchoneros rise to third on the log, just five points shy of the summit.

Diego Simeone’s men edged out Levante narrowly on the last match-day posting a 2-1 scorecard at the Wanda Metropolitano. They have been at the losing end just thrice in their last nine games across all competitions.

That said, it goes without saying that Rojiblancos have struggled in their outings this season. They have managed just a single win from their last eight trips on the road. Away records do not come any worse than that!

In sharp contrast, the home side have not admitted defeat either at home or on the road, since their shocking 3-1 defeat at the hands of Levante, back in November. Also, Barcelona are unbeaten against this foe in their last nine encounters, placing advantage firmly in the Blaugrana’s courts.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Barcelona: Ousmane Dembélé, Marc-André ter Stegen, Arthur.

Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa, Thomas Lemar, Sime Vrsaljko.

Pre-Match Odds:

Barcelona - 2.12
Draw - 3.48
Atletico Madrid - 3.80

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Predictions

Taking h2h encounters into consideration, games between these two teams have been low-scoring affairs with fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.

The visitors, in particular, are known for their defensive prowess and are likely to give the Barcelona attackers all sorts of problems in the final third. Diego Simeone’s men rarely concede goals.

As such, expect another low-scoring affair between these two teams on Thursday, with the home side edging out their foes by a narrow win margin.
Our Betting Tip:
Under 2.5 @ 1.89
Correct Score:
Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid @ 7.50

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