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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona 05/17/2015 La Liga Preview, Odds and Predictions

Atletico Madrid host Barcelona in a game tht could define the Spanish league. Barcelona need just two pointsfrom their last two games to win the league so a win here would be enough for Lionel Messi and co  to be crowned champions. With Messi, Neymar and Suarez up top Barcelona have won ten of their last eleven La Liga games. suarez in particular has gotten over his early season struggles and is no showing the type of form that led Barcelona to pay such a huge fee for him in the summer. Messi has been his imperious best in leading Barcelona to another Champions League final and what look like another La Liga title but this year Barcelona's defence has been the platform that their success has been built on this year. Mascherano, Alves and Alba have been nothing short of sensational and they will look to keep an Atletico Madrid offence quiet tomorrow.

Atletico Madrid are surrendering the title they won last season but Diego Simeone's side will not just hand it to Barcelona. I think we can be guaranteed that Atletico will go for it from the off safe in the knowledge that they will probably finish third at worst this season. With Mandzukich, Torres, Greizmann and Turan this is a team of passionate players who will not just roll over. Turan in particular has been spectacular this year in the bigger games and I will look to him to be the defining character for Atletico if they are to get a result here.

I think this is a tough one but getting Atletico as a home under dog is just too good to pass up. Taking Atletico +1 on the handicap, i think this probaby finishes a draw but taking the +1 as I feel like this is one Atletico could sneak a win on.

(2 Units) Atletico Madrid +1

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