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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

by Larry Uriri on La Liga

 

This weekend in the Spanish Primera Division, the battle for the top spot continues as the two best teams this season (1st placed FC Barcelona travel to Madrid to face 2nd placed Atletico Madrid) lock heads this Saturday.

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The return of Lionel Messi back to the Barcelona line is nothing short of perfect timing as his presence and knack for scoring might just be the weapon Barca needs to cement their superiority this weekend.

Current form

Both teams have had a good start to their 2013-14 league campaign. Although Barca is placed 1st and Atletico 2nd, both teams share the same 49 points and have have recorded: 16-W, 1-D, 1-L  from 18 games respectively. Playing at home this season, both Atl. Madrid and Barcelona, are yet to lose a game this season (9-W, 0-D, 0-L).

Head To Head

Barcelona have dominated games played between both sides in recent years. Atletico Madrid have failed to record a WIN in their last 6 games (0-W, 0-D, 6-L, Home and Away) against Barca.

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Betegy’s Prediction

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Statistical comments

  • Atletico Madrid have won 9/9 HOME games this season.
  • Atletico Madrid have scored an average of 3.7 goals per games and conceded 0.67 goals per game in their last 9 HOME games.
  • Atletico Madrid have lost 3/3 of the last Home games against Barcelona.
  • Barcelona have recorded 7-W, 1-D, 1-L in their last 9 AWAY games.
  • Barcelona have scored an average of 2.44 goals per game and conceded 0.67 goals per game in their last 9 AWAY games.
  • Barcelona have won all 3/3 AWAY meetings with Atletico Madrid (2010-14).

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