Thursday evening, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid meet in Saudi Arabia in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup. Both clubs are aiming for the final.
FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Free Betting Tips
Like what his rival, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona could not have done brilliantly at the start of the season, losing all the same 3 games during the first part of the season, sometimes with bad teams classified in this Liga. However, the Blaugranas have recovered from their difficult beginnings to the point of occupying 1st place in the ranking today. Winners of 5 of their last 7 days, the band of Lionel Messi has conceded points recently only against Real Sociedad (2-2) and against Real Madrid (0-0). Otherwise, she immediately went back in the direction of travel by weaving, just before the break, the Deportivo Alaves (4-1). With 2 steps ahead of Real Madrid, the Catalans seem to be the main candidates for their own succession to the title of champion of Spain.
For its part, Atlético Madrid finished in 3rd place in the league table last year, allowing it to participate in this final 4 of the Spanish Supercup. This year, the Colchoneros have more trouble figuring well and they find themselves in 4th place in the ranking, already 7 lengths from their opponent of the day. However, after a few delicate weeks, Diego Simeone’s men got back into battle. After defeating Lokomotiv Moscow and securing their place in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, they also dominated Osasuna (2-0) and then Betis (1-2). On Saturday, they face Levante to try to get on the podium.
The staff for FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
As before the truce, midfielder Arthur and the important winger Dembélé are still in the infirmary. With 13, 10 and 7 goals respectively, Messi, Suarez and Griezmann form the best attacking trio in Spain.
Atlético will travel without defensive starters Savic and Vjsalko, without midfielder Koke and Vitolo and without the rough Diego Costa.
The compositions for FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
The likely composition of Barcelona:
Ter Stegen – Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba – Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong – Messi, Suarez, Griezmann
Absent: Arthur, Dembélé (injured)
Uncertain: Coming soon
The planned tactical arrangement (4-3-3):
Semedo – Pique – Lenglet – Alba
Rakitic – Busquets – De Jong
Messi – Suarez – Griezmann
The probable composition of Atlético:
Oblak – Trippier, Felipe, Gimenez, Renan Lodi – Herrera, Partey, Saul Niguez, Lemar – Morata, Joao Felix
Absent: Savic, Vrjsalko, Koke, Vitolo, Diego Costa (injured)
Uncertain: Coming soon
The planned tactical arrangement (4-4-2):
Trippier – Felipe – Gimenez – Renan Lodi
Herrera – Partey – Saul Niguez – Lemar
Morata – Joao Felix
The history of confrontations FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
There have been 36 clashes between the two teams since 2008. Barcelona lead largely with 22 successes for 9 draws and only 5 victories for Atlético.
Key points for the match FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
– Atlético defends well but often has trouble attacking.
– Barça is almost full.
– Barça is more efficient.
– In the first leg in La Liga, Barça won at the end of the game with a goal from Messi.
Free Betting Tips FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
Rather convincing this season, especially at home, the Catalans could win this first leg.
Betting Tips: Victory of Barcelona