Published on May 17th, 2014 | by Sportingly Better Tipster0
Barcelona v Atletico Madrid – Betting Preview
Weekend Football Tips
Barcelona (1.80) v Atletico Madrid (4.75); Draw (3.90)
Barcelona will be looking to overthrow Atletico Madrid at the final hurdle on Saturday, with Tata Martino’s side desperate to land the La Liga title after a disappointing campaign.
Barca could be without Victor Valdes, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Carlos Puyol at the back, so young defender Marc Bartra may get the nod alongside Javier Mascherano in the heart of the Catalan defence.
Barcelona are undefeated in their last 10 matches against Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp, but the two sides have faced each other five times already this season, with four draws and a win for los Rojiblancos the outcomes.
Tata Martino’s side have scored at least two goals in their last 12 matches at home in La Liga, but the trend for Saturday’s game may be more towards the under 2.5 goals with Diego Simeone’s side likely to nullify the hosts and play on the break.
Chelsea-bound striker Diego Costa is rumoured to be fit for Saturday’s showdown at the Nou Camp, with the return of defender Diego Godin leaving the Mattress-Makers at full strength this weekend.
Barcelona have won this fixture in each of the last six seasons, but Atletico Madrid’s rise up the Spanish and European ladder makes the visitors undervalued for Saturday’s ‘winner takes all’ game.
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Author Credit: Jonathan Day
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