ATL vs BAR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: November 25, 01:15 AM, IST
Where: Wanda Metropolitano
ATL vs BAR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Atletico Madrid will be aiming the summit in La Liga when they take on the reigning champions Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano, in Madrid, tomorrow on Saturday night (IST).
Atletico Madrid have all the right reasons to end their pathetic run against Barcelona at their new home Wanda Metropolitano. Not since February 2010 that the Los Rojiblancos have won against Barca in a league match. At the moment, the Catalan giants are sitting at the top of the table with 24 points, while the hosts are further down at three but only one points separates both the teams.
Diego Simeone’s men have lost just one game in the league this season, a 2-0 loss against Celta Vigo in their 3rd match of the new season. Also, the 2013-14 La Liga Champions have drawn five of their last seven league games, four in the last nine, coming into this match.
Barcelona may be the reigning champions this season and leading the table at this very moment, but they have been far from their best this season in La Liga, suffering losses against teams like Leganes, and Real Sociedad. That’s the reason why the likes of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid could see them in the standings despite struggling with their own issues this season. That’s why if La Liga slips away from them this season, it will be a huge missed opportunity for Ernesto Valverde and his team.
Also, the Catalan giants are set to travel to the Netherlands to take on PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, but in truth, there’s not is not too much pressure on the team in this competition at this moment, having already collected 10 points from the first four group games.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Atletico Madrid – L W W D W W
Barcelona – W W W W D L
ATL vs BAR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Team News:
Injured – Diego Godin suffered a thigh injury against Atheltic Bilbao before the international break and has been ruled out for the hosts.
Suspended – None
Questionable – Jose Gimenez will be monitored ahead of the match.
Also, Koke and Thomas Lemar are suffering from muscle and hamstring injury respectively and may not feature in this match.
Saul Niguez, Rodri, Angel Correa and Thomas Partey should be playing in the middle of the park.
Note: Diego Costa has been declared fit to play in this game and is expected to partner Antoine Griezmann at the tip of the front line.
With Gimenez out, Stefan Savic or Lucas Hernandez are expected to fill in at the back.
While Juanfran provides more solidity at the right back and should be preferred ahead of Santiago Arias.
Key Players – Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa
Injured – The visitors will be without the former Arsenal centre-back Thomas Vermaelen, while defensive midfielder Sergi Samper remains out as well.
Suspended – Ivan Rakitic will be suspended for Barcelona after getting sent-off in the 3-4 home defeat against Real Sociedad.
Questionable – Philippe Coutinho is back in training and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Also, Samuel Umtiti has missed a large chunk of matches for Barcelona but the Frenchman was on the bench against Sociedad and should replace Clement Lenglet in the starting 11.
Note: Arturo Vidal should be the man replacing Ivan Rakitic in the middle of the park.
Key Players – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez
ATL vs BAR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Atletico Madrid– Oblak (GK), Arias, Gimenez, Savic, Lucas, Correa, Rodri, Thomas, Saul, Griezmann, Costa
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Roberto, Busquets, Arthur, Coutinho, L Suarez, Messi
ATL vs BAR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Umtiti has regained full fitness and after what happened at Camp Nou before the international break, we think it’s time he replaces Lenglet at the back. So we have gone with him and Pique from Barcelona, while Filipe Luiz is the wing-back we have selected from Madrid.
The midfielder has Vidal, who is expected to start as Rakitic is suspended. Chilean certainly has goals in him.
Messi is a certain choice in attack, while Griezmann is an understudy for him in this squad.
Sergi Roberto and Arias replace Luiz and Umiti with Pique remaining from the previous squad.
While Busquets and Correa have come into this squad, with the former one of the best in this position.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Atletico Madrid have had success in the Champions League against Barcelona but they are still searching for their first ever win over Lionel Messi’s team since winning 2-1 at Vicente Calderon.
However, it’s not that Barcelona have run them ragged in matches and that’s why we fancy a 1-1 draw at Wanda in this match.
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