BAR vs ATL Dream11: Barcelona and Atletico Madrid travel to the middle east to play in the semi-final of the revamped Spanish Super Cup at King Abdullah Sports City. The winner of this match will be facing Real Madrid in the final after Los Blancos made the easy work of Valencia in the other semi-final match, beating the Los Che 1-3.
Indeed, Barcelona are on a 12-game unbeaten run, but head coach Ernesto Valverde remains under scrutiny and continues to endure the dissatisfaction from a restless fan base which demands improvement from the team. Despite that unbeaten run, Barca's performances have not been up to the mark, with the 2-2 draw away at Espanyol a perfect print of the inconsistency that has seeped into the team. This game may not have any lasting bearings on the team's ultimate target of the season, but the trophy here will surely take some pressure off Valverde's shoulders.
Atletico Madrid will see this knockout game, and the tournament as a dress rehearsal for their upcoming Champions League round-of-16 clash against Liverpool. Diego Simeone's are seemingly on the right track as they arrive in this game on the back of three consecutive wins.
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Barcelona to win: 2.00 (1/1), Probability to happen: 50.00%
Atletico Madrid to win: 3.75 (11/4), Probability to happen: 26.67%
Draw: 3.40 (12/5), Probability to happen: 29.41%
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Barcelona team news: Barcelona have been dealt a huge blow after German shot-stopper Marc Andre Ter Stegen ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury, while Arthur (groin) and Ousmane Dembele (hamstring) remain on the sideline as well.
Barcelona key players:
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann
How Barcelona may line-up?
With Stegen out of the match, Neto will surely start in goal. Valverde will eye a win in this game and will name his best possible XI.
Gerard Pique will be marshalling the backline, with Samuel Umtiti, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba alongside him.
The front three, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, and Luis Suarez, pick themselves up, but the midfield may see a change or two.
Barcelona's squad for the Spanish Super Cup:
Goalkeepers: Neto, Iñaki Peña, Arnau Tenas
Defenders: Nélson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Jean-Clair Todibo, Clément Lenglet, Moussa Wagué, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Ronald Araujo
Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Arturo Vidal, Riqui Puig, Álex Collado
Forwards: Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Carles Pérez, Ansu Fati
Atletico Madrid team news: Forward Diego Costa remains out due to an injury, while Thomas Lemar also misses out after failing to shake off a knock.
Atletico Madrid key players:
Joao Felix, Alvaro Morata, Koke, Saul Niguez
Atletico Madrid named the following squad for the Spanish Cup:
Goalkeeper: Adan, Oblak, Alex
Defenders: Gimenez, Arias, Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier, Vrsaljko, M. Sanchez
Midfielders: Thomas, Koke, Saul, M. Llorente, H. Herrera, Vitolo, German
Forwards: Joao Felix, Morata, Correa, Saponjic, Riquelme, S. Camello
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid predicted playing 11:
Barcelona: Neto (GK), Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet / Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Arturo Vidal, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak (GK), Kevin Trippier, Felipe, Jose Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Angel Correa, Thomas Partey, Saul Niguez, Koke, Joao Felix, Alvaro Morata
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