Fresh off the back of reaching the final of the Champions League, Barcelona will be on a high, knowing that if they can beat last term’s champions Atletico Madrid, then they will take La Liga back from them. Ironically, Atleti clinched the title against the Catalan club at the Nou Camp, and now the reverse...
Fresh off the back of reaching the final of the Champions League, Barcelona will be on a high, knowing that if they can beat last term’s champions Atletico Madrid, then they will take La Liga back from them.
Ironically, Atleti clinched the title against the Catalan club at the Nou Camp, and now the reverse looks likely, with Barca odds-on at 4/5 with BetVictor to beat Atleti away.
Visiting fans are sure to create a carnival atmosphere at the Vicente Calderon. The irony keeps on coming, as a Barca win could even see home supporters celebrating as it would mean fierce cross-capital rivals, Real Madrid couldn’t win the title either.
Luis Enrique’s side have recorded three wins over Diego Simeone’s men this term, beating them in and over two legs of the Copa del Rey, as well as at the Nou Camp in the reverse fixture.
Brazilian attacker Neymar has scored in every match against Atleti this term, accumulating four goals and, having bagged a brace against Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final last time out, he is 5/1 with PaddyPower to open the scoring.
At the Nou Camp in the reverse league fixture, each one of Barca’s supremely talented attacking trinity found the net, with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar each scoring in a 3-1 victory. The former two are 3/1 and 5/1 respectively with bet365 to score first.
For Simeone’s side, if they can win at least one of their remaining two matches, they will be guaranteed automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League. Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal in the reverse league match, from the penalty spot, and the Croatian striker is 12/5 with SkyBet to net anytime.
In the second leg of the Copa del Rey, Fernando Torres dispatched in the first minute and, as a result, is 18/5 with 888.com to strike again anytime, having also scored in the 2-2 draw against Getafe last time out.
Antoine Griezmann, who has had a number of suitors circling, after a sensational first season, is yet to net against Barca and is an attractive 5/2 with Coral in the anytime market.
Recommended tip: Neymar first scorer @ 5/1 with Bet365