Atletico Madrid faces Barcelona
Atletico Madrid faces Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano in the big derby of the 15th round of La Liga. In our La Liga predictions we will have a look at this really entertaining fixture on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid are currently 4th in La Liga, but just 3 points behind the leader Barcelona. For Los Colchoneros this is a great chance to eliminate the gap between them and the Catalans. Alongside Real Madrid, Atletico are the team with the fewest amount of losses so far in the league – just one.
Diego Simeone’s team is approaching this game after a 0-1 loss against Juventus in the Champions League group stage. At the Allianz Stadum Cholo Simeone started Joao Felix from the bench, but we believe that the Portuguese wonderkid will be in the starting eleven against Barca on Sunday.
Four players from Atletico won’t be avaliable against Los Cules. Diego Costa, Jose Gimenez, Stefan Savic and Sime Vrsaljko are all unavaliable because of injuries.
Barcelona are leaders in La Liga with 28 points, but having a game in hand compared to Atletico Madrid. They are on par with the second Real Madrid, so Barca will try to avoid any mistakes at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday.
During the week Barca also had a game in the Champions League. The Catalans did very good and beat Borussia Dortmund with 3-1 at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann scored for the Spanish champions on Wednesday.
But there are some bad news for the manager Ernesto Valverde. The French winger Ousmane Dembele once again got injured against Dortmund. It’s expected that he’s going to be out for 10 weeks. Because of this, Antoine Griezmann will return in the starting eleven against his former club.
That’s our soccer matches tomorrow for the La Liga predictions derby clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. Literally everything could happen in this game, so be careful..