There are 6 more stages to play in Spain, and FC Barcelona has two points to recover against Real Madrid and a difficult schedule.
He has his first major obstacle in the 33rd round, when he receives a visit from Atletico Madrid, a team in great shape.
He was the leader in LaLiga at the moment of the interruption of the championship, but the 3-month break took Messi and the company out of rhythm.
In the 5 stages played after the resumption of the championship, he registered two half-failures, in Sevilla and Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid took advantage and moved to the top of the standings.
It remains a formidable team on the Camp Nou. It comes after 9 consecutive victories at home, and the last match in which it failed to impose itself is that 0-0 with Real Madrid in December.
It will be solid again in the middle of the field as it returns after a Busquets suspension stage.
Quique Setien has no problems with the attacking squad, where he will play with Messi, Luis Suarez and Griezmann. Frenkie de Jong, Todibo and Ousmane Dembele are still missing due to injuries.
Sergi Roberto has returned to training but is not yet 100% physically fit.
The interruption of the championship was a beneficial one for Diego Simeone’s students.
In the 5 stages played starting with the middle of June, he registered a tie result and 4 victories.
Defensive is also this season the strong point of Madrid.
They received only one goal in the previous 4 stages, from Alaves, from the penalty spot!
Defenders Hermoso and Vrsaljko are injured, but none of them is an undisputed starter in Diego Simeone’s team.
Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix are the main scorers, players able to make a difference at any time.
▪️In the round of the championship, Barcelona won 1-0 against “Wanda Metropolitano”, the only goal of the match being scored by Messi 4 minutes before the end of regulation time.
▪️Atletico would take revenge in the Spanish Super Cup, defeating Barcelona in the semifinals.
▪️Atletico Madrid have often drawn at the Camp Nou, but have not won here since 2006!
⚽Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid teams likely:
▪️Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen – Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, J. Alba – Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal (Arthur) – Messi, L. Suarez, Griezmann.
▪️Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak – Trippier (Arias), Savic, Gimenez, Lodi – Correa, Koke, Lorente (Thomas), Saul Niguez – Morata (D. Costa), Joao Felix.
Football Prediction Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
Barcelona is not allowed to lose points with Atletico Madrid, after in the last stage they drew only one draw at Celta Vigo, being tied in the 88th minute.
Setien’s team looks good in all compartments and starts with the first chance, but only one goal it may not be enough for him to achieve victory.
Atletico Madrid is in great shape and does not play with a lot of pressure, with a margin of 7 points compared to the 5th place (it has largely secured a Champions League place).
That’s why I bet on a match in which Atletico will not barricade itself in its own half but will come out of the game, as it did in the last direct meeting, when it scored 3 times.
So, I bet on at least two goals from the Catalans, which doesn’t automatically mean 3 points in the account as suggested on https://extratips.com.br/ !
Prediction Today: Over 1.5 goals Barcelona