Spanish La Liga top of the table clash will kick off in full intensity on Sunday March 4 at the Camp Nou. Here is the latest of our Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 2018 preview.
The Spanish La Liga title race is entering a crucial moment with 13 games left to play. Barcelona are seeking to keep their rivals Atletico Madrid at further distance, while Atleti are required to push beyond the limits, in the aim to close the gap of seven points on La Liga leaders. Who are the favourites to accomplish the mission? According to online sportsbooks in Spain both teams enjoy great resilience, but Barca have better odds to capture victory at home turf. Our Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 2018 preview analyzes why Barca are the favourites other than being the home side.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 2018 preview
In the first half of 2017/18 season Barca and Atletico drew (1-1) in week 8 clash at the Wanda Metropolitano on October 14th. Simeone’s team had taken an early lead through Saul Niguez and would remain the only team to have beaten Barcelona this season if it hadn’t been Luis Suarez’s late equalizer.
Five months on Barca remain unbeaten and Atleti are going to the Camp Nou to try again bringing down the Catalan giants. Can Atletico stop Barcelona from strolling across the finish line as champions? Well, if you check Vbet Sportsbook, Atelti are certainly not the favourites with (5.15) odds, whereas Barca are expected to dominate with (1.72) odds. Do you think Atleti can prove otherwise?
Two teams’ stats in La Liga
(Source: FC Barcelona – FCB | Miguel Ruiz)
The two teams have shown a real fighting spirit in La Liga so far. Barca came back and thrashed Girona (6-1) in last game to surpass the record set by Pep Guardiola in the 2010/11 season for an unbeaten run of matches in La Liga to 32 games. Whereas Atletico successfully defeated Sevilla (5-2) last weekend with a hat-trick by Antoine Griezmann, setting a clear sheet of seven victories and one draw in La Liga of 2018.
Choose your goal line bet
There’s no doubt that Diego Simeone’s outfit are one of only five teams to have taken points off the Catalans in the League this season, but in order to keep up with Catalans pace Simeone’s men have to substantially upgrade their scoreline.
According to online sportsbook news in Spain Barcelona scored 2.67 goals per match and conceded 0.33 goals in the last six home matches, while Atletico scored 2.33 goals per match in last six away matches and conceded 1 goal per match. If one of the teams are to score at the same rate the other will concede more. You can select at Vbet Sportsbook over two goals in total with odds at (1.45), or you can support either team to break the other’s defense, bearing in mind that Barca are the favourites with (1.27) odds to score one goal or more.