Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 01/11/2015 La Liga Preview, Odds and Predictions
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona
Sunday 11th January 2015 20:00 (GMT)
The Line: Barcelona 3/5 Draw 3/1 Atletico Madrid 4/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports 5; Bein Sports ; NBC Sports
Barcelona were a club in turmoil midweek when reports of unrest and disagreement between manager Luis Enrique and star player Lionel Messi, however Barcelona put ina decent performance in beatin Elche 5-0 in the Copa Del Rey on Thursday . Messi was somewhat Lacklustre in the game and almost looked like wasnt bothered. Neymar and Suarez were excellent though and Barca will look to that trio to lead them on Sunday night in a huge game against the Champions Atletico Madrid. The Nou Camp will be buzzing for this huge game on Sunday night and I expect that the game will be a sell out in comparison to the cup game midweek where the stadium was half full. Barcelona need a win here will they get it?
Atletico Madrid turned over Real Madrid in the first leg of the cup on Wednesday with half their team rested. Diego Simeone's side is so well coached that even making eight changes didnt upset the flow of the team. Atletico are coming good at the right time of the year and this is a talented squad. With Griezmann, Torres, Madzukich, Turan and koke there is some terrific talent here. The addition of Torres is going to be interesting he failed to really get involved in Milan but he is back with the club he grew up with and loves, if he can find some form from the bench then Diego Simeone could have picked up another nice option.
I think this game is set up nicely for Atletico Madrid, they love to play on the counter attack and there is nothin more certain than Barcelona will have alot of possession here. Atletico though have such a solid defence and creative midfield that I think Atletico could actually catch Barcelona cold here and win it outright.
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