Atletico Madrid 5-2-0, Barcelona 3-2-2
11/21/20 3 pm
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Atletico Madrid is hosting Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano in another derby in round 10 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Atletico has lost only 1 of their last 10 games, and they are doing well in this early LaLiga season. With 17 points, 17 scored goals, and only 2 conceded goals, Atletico is in 3rd place. Not only Atletico has the best defense in Spain, but they have also been productive in the attacking end, which is something they haven’t done before. In the Champions League, Atletico is in 2nd place with 4 points, and they are not as nearly good as they are in LaLiga. Atletico Madrid was hosting Cadiz in their last LaLiga game, and they were the dominant team with 67% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and high 91% of the correct passes. I know that Cadiz is not a world-class opponent, but Atletico did well in this game, and they have won this match 4-0. Suarez and Felix are the leading goalscorers for Atletico with 5 goals each, while Llorente added 3 goals. Felix has also added 2 assists, while Correa added 4 assists. Vrsaljko, Carrasco, Suarez, Herrera, Vitolo, and Torreira are all injured, and they will miss this game. Atletico is playing better soccer than they did in years, and I like it because the competition in LaLiga is stronger, and they are a bigger threat to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Barcelona hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games, and they have won all three of their games in the Champions League. Barcelona is still very shaky on the defensive end, but their offense is producing a solid amount of chances, and they are finally using them. In their last LaLiga game against Betis at home, Barcelona has had 59% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and 89% of the correct passes. Messi was on the bench in the first half, but Dembele managed to score a goal for Barcelona in the 22nd minute. In the 33rd minute, Griezmann has missed a penalty kick for Barcelona, and in the 47th minute, Betis has tied the score. Messi has entered the game in the second half, while Griezmann scored a leading goal for Barcelona in the 49th minute. Messi has scored 2 goals in the second half, while Pedri added 1 more goal. Barcelona has won this match 5-2. This was the first goal for Messi from a play, and now he has 3 goals in LaLiga. Fati has scored 4 goals, but he is injured and will miss the next few months. Jordi Alba has added 3 assists for Barcelona. Fati, Umtiti, Araujo, and Busquets are all injured, while Coutinho is still questionable for this game. Barcelona is now in 8th place in the standings with 11 points. Offensively, Barcelona is one of the best teams in Europe, but their defense has too many holes to count, which must be fixed as soon as possible.
Atletico Madrid is still undefeated in LaLiga so far this season, and they haven’t lost any of their last 18 home games. Atletico hasn’t won any of their last 5 home games against Barcelona, and the trends are on Barcelona’s side in this matchup. Because of Barcelona’s bad defense, and Atletico’s rejuvenated offense, I think we will see goals here.