Barcelona vs Atlético de Madrid – La Liga: What was supposed to be a walk in the park is no longer that smooth
With their current situation being more of a safari through the jungle where Barcelona has fallen asleep.
With only a 5-points advantage over Atlético de Madrid, the Catalan team approaches this match as a true all-or-nothing when it comes to the decisions in La Liga.
In case Barcelona wins, they regain the advantage they’ve just lost, and they start preparing for the title celebrations again.
A draw would leave things in stand-by, while a win for the Colchoneros would reopen the title fight in such a way that it could even last until the final round.
That would certainly not be what Ernesto Valverde would expect and, especially, that wasn’t what the manager would want, considering that he gets closer to this final stretch also with his eyes on the Champions League,
where after a draw in London, they will need a solid and serious response on the reception to Chelsea.
Barcelona lives off what Lionel Messi offers them, but they don’t always present the same consistency they used to present. Now, it is important to understand if they will be able to avoid falling short.
Barcelona vs Atlético de Madrid – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atlético de Madrid knew exactly to stick with the plan they had going into this season.
Surviving until January, moment where they were able to sign up some players, in order to start chasing the title from then on.
If it wasn’t for that draw against Girona, right now they could ambition to finish this round in 1st place. But winning in Barcelona is, in whatever context, the toughest part of their plan.
The team comes into this match very focused and even the Europa League’s draw (they will play at home next Thursday, against Lokomotiv Moscow) seems to help them.
This is a match for Atlético de Madrid to win and for Messi to, very likely, shut down that dream.
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