Real Madrid and Girona are atop the La Liga standings, and no matter what happens this weekend, that’s not going to change. Even so, there’s no doubt that Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid is the best soccer game today. We’re talking about two powerhouses with two of the best defensive units in the tournament. With third place on the line, the show is guaranteed!
Barcelona Forgot How to Win Without Suffering
Midweek, Barcelona was the online betting favorite against Porto in the UEFA Champions League. But once again, Barca suffered much more than expected. In fact, they had to come from behind to win 2-1.
The good news is that Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix scored. The two Portuguese landed on the team like two months ago and they have already become key players.
Regarding La Liga, Barcelona drew 1-1 in their last contest against Rayo Vallecano. They managed to win a point thanks to an own goal scored by Florian Lejeune.
So, why is Barcelona heavily favored in our soccer lines for Saturday’s clash? Because they are 6-0-1 at home and have finished with a clean sheet four times. Plus, Pedri Gonzalez and Frenkie de Jong are finally healthy. When healthy, those two are elite.
One last thing: one the league’s top scorers play for Barcelona. That’s Mister Robert Lewandowski, who has scored seven goals. We all know he just needs one chance to cash in on any soccer player prop.
Atletico Madrid Building a Winning Streak
Atletico Madrid also had some UCL action on Tuesday and won. The difference was that they played on the road and defeated Feyenoord 3-1. Curiously enough, two of those goals were own goals.
Youngster Rodrigo Riquelme was named Player of the Match. Having a deep, competitive roster can make a huge difference in both La Liga and the UCL. Riquelme couldn’t believe it:
I’m not crying, you’re crying
This is pure Atleti ❤️🤍 pic.twitter.com/V6oQlm9BO6
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 29, 2023
Regarding La Liga, Atletico defeated Mallorca 1-0 in their last contest. These two victories are part of a four-game winning streak.
If you were looking for a player to bet on as anytime goalscorer, Antoine Griezmann is a great option. No other player from Atletico Madrid has scored more goals in La Liga than the Frenchman with nine. If you need a Plan B, there’s Alvaro Morata, who has scored seven.
Needless to say, you won’t find a more tempting soccer betting underdog than Atletico Madrid, especially after finishing with a clean sheet in four of their previous seven La Liga games on the road.
Last season, Barcelona won both meetings against Atletico Madrid by the same score, 1-0. Ousmane Dembele scored the winner at Wanda Metropolitano, while Ferran Torres did it at Camp Nou.
Seven of the last 10 meetings between these two finished either with a draw or a one-goal difference. So, you can expect a back-and-forth battle in which I expect the total to go under 2½ goals, like it happened in eight of those last 10 encounters. The good news is that the under is offering a great price in our sportsbook.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Game Information
- Game: Barcelona (9-4-1) vs Atletico Madrid (10-1-2)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain
- Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Lines
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Online Predictions
Make sure to catch this game, I can assure you won’t be disappointed. Barcelona has conceded 14 goals in 14 games, while Atletico Madrid has conceded 12 in 13. Only Real Madrid has conceded less with nine. Yes, we’re talking about two of the best defensive units in the league, but we’re also talking about two teams in a must-win situation, at least if they want to remain in the title race. Therefore, I expect both to score. You know what? I like 1-1 for the final score.
Questions Of The Day
Who are the key players to watch in the Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid match?
Joao Felix for Barcelona. Antoine Griezmann for Atletico Madrid.
Could the Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid match be a high-scoring affair?
No. The total will go under.