Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

La Liga, Spain

In one of the most anticipated football fixtures, La Liga leaders Barcelona host second-placed Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou. Barcelona are five points adrift of their opponent. The clash promises an exciting contest that could possible settle the La Liga title race.

Kick-off: 04 March at 8:45 PM IST

Where: Camp Nou

 

BAR vs ATL Head to Head:

(Last 6 meetings)

Barcelona: 2, Atletico Madrid: 1, Drawn: 3

 

Barcelona

Team News

  • Jordi Alba will come back from suspension at left-back once again.
  • Gerard Pique will take his place alongside Samuel Umtiti.
  • Philippe Coutinho is likely to be preferred over Ousmane Dembele for the right flank.

 

Form (recent first; all competitions): D W D W D W

Probable Starting Lineup: Stegen, Alba, Umtiti, Piqué, Roberto, Iniesta, Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho, Suárez, Messi

Key Players: Messi, Suarez, Busquets, Rakitic

Top goal scorer: Messi (23 league goals)

Most assists: Messi (12 league assists)

 

Atletico Madrid

Team News

  • Ñíguez should carry on at a wider position on the right.
  • Partey signed a new contract with the club this week and is expected to be in the first XI.
  • Lucas and Stefan Savic are ruled out of the fixture.

 

Form (recent first; all competitions): W W W W W W

Probable Starting Lineup: Oblak, Luis, Giménez, Godín, Vrsaljko, Koke, Gabi, Partey, Ñíguez, Griezmann, Costa

Key players: Griezmann, Costa, Ñíguez, Luis

Top goal scorer: Griezmann (15 league goals)

Most assists: Griezmann (7 assists)

 

Today’s Match Prediction

The hosts are on a incredible 33-game unbeaten run in the league, but dropped points against Getafe, Espanyol and Las Palmas recently to reduce the lead at the top. The tourists come at their best form having taken the winning streak to 8. This contest is evenly poised. We predict FT score of Barcelona 1 – 1 Atletico Madrid.

 

Note: This BAR vs ATL match preview is based on our research and news sourced from various sources. You can select your own playing XI basis the team news.

 

BAR vs ATL Fantasy Team:

BAR vs ATL

 

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