Barcelona may have the best frontline in the world, and Atleti may be missing Fernando Torres, but we still recommend you bet on Atletico Madrid to win against Barcelona and qualify for the Champuons League semi-finals!
Bet on Atletico Madrid v Barcelona at GUTS Sportsbook
- Atletico Madrid win @ 3.35 (47/20)
- Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)
- Barcelona win @ 2.25 (5/4)
By the 25th minute of their first leg, those who had bet on Atletico Madrid were feeling pretty smart, certainly smarter than most online sportsbooks in Spain. Barcelona may have been favourites, but Atleti were in control and repeatedly threatening. When Torres scored, it didn’t look like the last time Simeone’s men who breach the Barca defence.
Of course, Torres then got sent off and the rest is history. Barcelona scored twice and became favourites to reach the Champions League semi-finals. However, with an away goal in the bag, Atletico only need to score once to go through. They are masters of defending, and if anyone can get a clean sheet against Barca, it’s them.
Bet on Atletico Madrid even despite the absence of Torres
They have ample replacements for suspended Torres in the shape of Correa or Carrasco. Barcelona, however, don’t have anybody to replace the Messi, whose only goal in a month was a penalty for Argentina. His poor form is why Barcelona have been losing lately.
Sure, there are Suarez and Neymar, whose odds to score first are shorter at online sportsbook, but bet on Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann to score first. He may not yet be quite as sharp as the Barca strikers, but the Barcelona defenders are definitely more likely to make a mistake!
Best Bet: Bet on Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to score first @ 6.00 (5/1) at GUTS Sportsbook.