вторник, 17 февруари 2015 г.

Barcelona - Atletico Madrid

Barcelona takes the champion Atletico Madrid in a super derby of the 18th round in the Spanish Primera Division. The two teams split the second place with a total of 38 points, but the best goal difference of Barcelona puts them in front of the champions. Rivals are one point behind of the driver in the standings Real Madrid and any loss of points will put them away from the leader. The last six direct meetings between the two teams ended with less than 2.5 goals and five of them ended in a draw. Now a draw again seems to be the logical outcome of this match. The coefficient for this at bet365.com is 4.33. Victory for Barcelona is estimated at 1.57 and option for Atletico to win the three points is 5.50.

Barcelona was shaken by scandals at the beginning of the New Year. In the Spanish media we all heard the rumours about a problem in relations between the mega striker Lionel Messi and the coach Luis Enrique. There was some news related to potential future sale of Messi in Chelsea. Tension in the team is big and it affects the entire composition. Barcelona began the New Year with a loss to Real Sociedad with 0:1, but at the week smashed Elche with 5:0 in the Copa del Rey. Questionable for the game is Xavi and permanently injured Thomas Vermaalen.

Atletico Madrid started the New Year more than well. Their first win came at home with 3:1 against Levante in a match of La Liga and then again in front of the own crowd of the city rivals Real Madrid with 2:0 for the King`s Cup. Debut for the champions made returned in the composition Fernanado Torres and his presence has proved positive for the team of Diego Simeone. With injuries in the camp of Atletico are Pitchers and Cristian Ansaldi.

Last 6 direct meetings:
Barcelona - Atletico Madrid 1:1
Atletico Madrid - Barcelona 1:0
Barcelona - Atletico Madrid 1:1
Atletico Madrid - Barcelona 0:0
Barcelona - Atletico Madrid 0:0
Atletico Madrid - Barcelona 1:1

Prediction Barcelona - Atletico Madrid: Draw
Security: 6/10
Odds: 4.33 at bet365

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