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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid prediction, betting odds & free tips (08/05/2021)

This weekend will give us a much clearer picture of the title race in Spain since all title candidates are playing each other. First up is the match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, so check our preview of this match if you want to know more.

Our top betting predictions for Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

It’s hard to offer a prediction on such a huge derby at this moment, but we have analysed both teams and we can help you out with our free betting tips:

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Barcelona to Win

It’s hard to bet on anything else than on Barcelona to win in this situation. The team is in amazing form for months and, with the exception of a few slip-ups, they’ve been absolutely great, even winning Copa del Rey in the process. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid is still on top, but their form has been inconsistent. With that in mind, and the fact that Barcelona is playing at home, we expect to see a win for Blaugrana.

Over 2.5 Total Goals

This is a duel between two teams with completely different styles and philosophies. Barcelona is playing attacking football and averaging 3.22 goals per game, which is convincingly the highest in the league. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid is a team with the most clean sheets in the league and an average of 2.44 goals per game. Their h2h matches can also go either way – in the last five games, two have gone over and there have gone under 2.5 total goals. So, our prediction is based mostly on our feeling and hope that Barcelona can be the team to dictate the rhythm of the game.

Lionel Messi to Score Anytime

Since we expect Barcelona to win and we hope to see some goals in this match, our next tip stems from those ideas. Leo Messi has been great this season, despite early issues with Barcelona’s former president. The Argentinian legend now seems happy again at the club and he is the top goalscorer in La Liga with 28 goals this season. We expect him to add at least one more against Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid preview: The winner takes the top spot

Both teams are nursing hopes of winning the title this season and this match can play a huge part in determining the final standings. So, let’s take a closer look at these teams and what we can expect from their duel.

Barcelona

After failing to take over the top spot due to a loss to Granada at Camp Nou, Blaugrana managed to get back on the winning track by beating Valencia in an exciting duel in which they were trailing at one point. That was the team’s 19th win in the last 24 matches, so they are probably the main favourite to finish on top of La Liga in the end – but they need to beat Atletico first. Braithwaite, Coutinho, and Fati are injured and unavailable for this game.

Atletico Madrid

After being on top for most of the season, Atletico Madrid will give that place to Barcelona if they lose in this game. So, it’s safe to say that it’s probably the biggest game of the season for both teams. Atletico Madrid is in solid form, with four wins in their last eight matches, so there’s certainly some optimism in their dressing room. Furthermore, the team is mostly healthy, with only two players on the injury list – Renan Lodi and Gimenez.

Top stats and odds for Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

Check our selection of odds from a few different bookies to find the best odds for Alaves vs Levante:

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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

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FAQ for Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Prediction

  • Where is the game being played? The game will be played at Camp Nou in Barcelona.
  • When is the kickoff? The kickoff is on Saturday, May 8th, at 3:15 pm GMT.
  • Who is the odds favourite? Barcelona is the odds favourite at 4/5.