Barcelona have opened their season with back-to-back 1-0 wins in La Liga and toppled Atletico Madrid by the same scoreline twice last term, so back another narrow one-goal triumph at 15/2 with 888.com.
Reigning Spanish champions Barcelona are aiming to enjoy another successful season filled with plenty more silverware, though they will face a tough test of matching their efforts last term, having rallied to a historic treble triumph.
Luis Enrique’s dominant La Liga outfit have begun proceedings impressively with back-to-back 1-0 victories over Athletic Bilbao and Malaga, a result which they could easily emulate in their next outing when Atletico Madrid host the champions at the Vicente Calderon this weekend.
After cruising to consecutive 1-0 wins domestically, Barcelona are a best-priced 15/2 with 888.com to overcome title rivals Atletico by the same scoreline, having earned the same result during this fixture twice last season, both home and away.
The visiting side dominantly dispatched Atleti in all four meetings last season, including two Copa del Rey clashes and both La Liga encounters, and will be confident of gaining another victory this time around on their travels to the capital.
During both 1-0 wins over Diego Simeone’s capital club in the previous campaign, Lionel Messi was the man who inspired Barcelona to victory, as he usually does, netting at the Nou Camp and Vicente Calderon during those narrow wins.
The amazing Argentine attacker is a tasty 4/1 with SkyBet to open proceedings again this time out, having struck three times in four outings against Atletico during last season’s successful campaign.
With Messi having bagged an impressive 23 goals against Atleti so far during his time with Barcelona, the second most against any club in his career, it makes sense to back the world’s best player to net again and add to that rampant tally.
Barcelona are the last team to have toppled Atleti on their home patch in all competitions, with their 1-0 victory at the end of last season adding further gloss to their league title triumph, and they will seek to secure another three points when they collide this weekend at the same setting.
All odds were correct at time of posting.