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Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: La Liga – Match Preview

by hisham

Barcelona will look to return to the top of La Liga today when they travel to face Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid’s in different season continued with a disappointing draw away at Granada last weekend.

They were also beaten by Juventus in the Champions League, meaning they still require a result in their final group game to qualify.

Barcelona put in their best display of the season in mid-week as they eased past Borussia Dortmund 3-1.

In La Liga, Barcelona have won five of their last six, including a 2-1 success at Leganes last time out.

La Liga form: Atletico Madrid W2 D3 L0; Barcelona W4 D0 L1
La Liga top scorers
Atletico Madrid – Alvaro Morata 5 goals
Barcelona – Lionel Messi 8 goals

Team news
Thomas Partey and Saul are back following suspension and both should return to the XI.

Stefan Savic and Jose Gimenez both remain out due to injury, however Joao Felix is fully fit.

Sergi Roberto is available again and is likely to start in the right back role.

Barcelona will be without Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets here.

Expected starting XI’s
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Hermoso, Lodi; Felix, Saul, Partey, Koke; Morata, Correa
Barcelona (4-3-3): Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Firpo; Vidal, De Jong, Artur; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann

Predictions

Result: Draw (23/10 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-1 (5/1 with Coral)

Anytime Goalscorer: Lionel Messi (8/5 with 888 Sport)

Odds correct at time of article (01/12, 11:15), they are subject to change

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