Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona – La Liga : Wanda Metropolitano will host its first big match…
With Barcelona stepping up to confirm on the Spanish capital, during this Catalan crisis, their dominant role in this La Liga’s edition.
It will be a match that will be about a lot more than the sporting aspects.
Atlético de Madrid is having a start of the season with some difficulties, by not being able to sign some new players and having played a period of the matches away from their stadium
while Barcelona is the stage for independence protests and for the maintenance of Catalunya’s status, with them having even played a match with close doors already in Camp Nou.
Atlético Madrid has dropped points thrice away from home, always on draws, in Girona, Valencia and at Leganés.
Their status has also been hard to maintain on the Champions league since they have a tough group, where they’ve gotten a draw in Rome and a loss at home against Chelsea.
In fact, this memory is still haunting the mind of all colchoneros who suffered that bitter defeat on the European debut of the Wanda Metropolitano.
Barcelona have left all their problems and weaknesses on the Spanish Supercup matches, when they got 2 losses against Real Madrid, but then starting a winning streak that is yet to be broken.
Ernesto Valverde found an answer for the team’s needs for balance, in a team who, despite Neymar’s departure and Dembelé’s injury, is still very strong on the offensive level.
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This match will be particularly interesting for the fact that Atlético always presents themselves as tough opponents for teams of any level.
The match will end up being a match of statements for the two sides who want to climb one more step on their evolution.
Atlético not to lose the race before being able to sign the players they’ve already hired (Vitolo and Diego Costa), and Barcelona to give even more emphasis to the success.
Scoring the first goal here, on this context, will be essential
|Barcelona to score first||