LaLiga – Match-day 8 Sees Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona

Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona

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Next Saturday at 9:00pm GMT, on matchday 8 of the LaLiga, we will see Atleti play Barca at Wanda Metropolitano.

Atleti will take on Barca on Saturday, as fourth takes on sixth in the League.

It’s 14 points so far for Atletico Madrid this season, going into this game

Atleti will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Alaves at the Estadio de Mendizorroza. Diego Simeone’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.

Atleti keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last seven matches is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. Their position is fourth in the League, and they have 14 points having won four meetings, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.

Playing at home, Atleti have won one game and drawn two games.

A win in this fixture would take Atletico Madrid’s points to 17 in the League.

A solid defensive team

Atleti have conceded six goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. Atleti have scored an impressive nine goals so far this season, however their performances have at times been average. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Luis Suarez (3), Angel Correa (3), and Thomas Lemar (1).

It is likely that one key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Diego Simeone and his Atleti team.

Barcelona have 12 points to their name, going into this tie

Barca will hope to increase their wins in a row, having secured a 3-0 victory over Levante in their last fixture.

With three draws in five meetings, Barca need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With 12 points, they currently sit sixth in the League having won three meetings and drawn three matches.

Barca have drawn two fixtures of their two League matches away from home this season.

Barcelona will have 15 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good atacking and defensive team

Barca have a solid defence, with only five goals conceded in their previous fixtures. They have a good scoring record of 11 goals (10 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Memphis Depay (3), Martin Braithwaite (2), and Sergi Roberto (2).

Barca’s squad has depth, but even so, Ronald Koeman is likely to be missing six of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona – Head-to-Head.

When these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 65 matches, Barca have won 31 wins and Atleti 17 victories. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw. In the last fixture between Atleti and Barca, none of them scored, but the good part is that there have real scoring chances today (54.64% ), as both teams are presumed to go all out in this LaLiga fixture.

There is a 52.91 percent probability of an Atleti win.