Barcelona hosts Atletico Madrid in round 33 of the La Liga. After the slip against Celta Vigo last round, the Blaugrana cannot afford to lose more points. With 6 games left to play in La Liga, Barcelona needs to close the 2-point gap for the leaders Real Madrid.
As for Atletico Madrid, the team is safe in the 3rd spot of La Liga. The Rojiblancos are looking to extend their 4-game winning streak tonight at Camp Nou.
Check our complete match preview and betting prediction for the big match of La Liga’s round 33.
Barcelona with no room for slips
At Camp Nou, Barcelona has been dominant, winning 15 of their 16 matches in La Liga. However, the team won just 6 of their 16 away games and that has been decisive for Barcelona’s league position at the moment. In their two trips after the break, Barcelona lost 4 points and saw Real Madrid open a 2-point gap on top of the table.
Against Atletico, the Blaugrana need a win to keep their title hopes alive.
Averaging more than 3 goals per game playing at Camp Nou for La Liga, Barcelona only lost points against Real Madrid in their home turf. Quique Setien is under huge pressure and a bad result tonight could define his future in Catalunya.
Barcelona Predicted Lineup
Ousmane Dembélé and Frenkie De Jong remain sidelined due to injury.
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet and Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic and Arturo Vidal; Griezmann, Messi and Luis Suarez.
Atletico continue their attacking struggle
It’s true that Atletico Madrid managed to score in each of their last 10 games. However, the team continues to struggle in their attack. Between Morata, Diego Costa and Joao Felix, Simeone keeps changing their offensive line looking for a more effective team.
41 goals in 32 games for La Liga is a tough stat for a team that wnats to fight for the title.
Atletico has been playing well since season reopening. The team won the 4 matches played, scoring 9 goals and conceding just one. Now safe in the third spot of La Liga, Atletico can now be more relaxed for what’s left of the Spanish League.
Atletico Madrid Predicted Lineup
Savic and Koke are suspended. Mario Hermoso and Vrsaljko continue their injury recovery.
Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Gimenez and Renan Lodi; Thomas, Herrera, Marcos Llorente and Saul; Diego Costa and Joao Felix.
Besides all the pressure on Quique Setien, we believe Barcelona will win tonight. Expect Barcelona to win in a very tight match!