Barcelona vs Athletico Madrid 05/17/2014 Free Spanish Premera League Soccer Pick and Preview
Athletico Madrid v Barcelona
Saturday 17th May 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Barcelona Draw Athletico Madrid See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; NBC Sports
The Nou Camp will be buzzing and Barcelona have a chance to win the League after having struggled for form for the last month. The death of former Barcelona boss Tito Villanova will be fresh in the minds of the Barca players and they have been mentioning dedicating a legaue victory to their former boss. Lionel Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas and Puyol will be looking to finish this season on a high before the World Cup. Barcelona have won only two of their last seven games, losing three and drawing two.
In the two games in the Champions League quarter final between Athletico Madrid and Barcelona , Athletico were the better team in both games and they just need another performance like that to win the league title. Diego Simeone's side though have not backed down from anyone all season and I dont expect any different from the Rojoblancos on Saturday. Diego Costa and former Barcelona striker David Villa will look to lead the line for Athletico Madrid, Costa has been immense all season and his form has earned him a place in Spain's squad for the World Cup.
Everything is on the line here for both teams. A win for Barcelona will win them the league on head to head against Athletico. A win or draw for Athletico and they will be Champions. This is a tough game to call but I think that Athletico Madrid will come up trumps. Over the season Athletico Madrid have been the best team in the league and I expect diego simeone's team to go to Barcelona and get at least a point to be crowned Champions. sO I am taking Athletico +1 on the handicap. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo