Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Preview

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona 

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Wanda Metropolitano

Date: 14th October 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT


This game will be the biggest test to Barcelona’s title ambitions so far this season and we expect them to face a tough task if they are to eventually leave the Wanda Metropolitano with a win.

Atletico Madrid will be looking to end Barcelona’s 100% record this season but they have to do what they have failed to do over the past 7 years – beat Barcelona.

The last time they won a match against Barcelona was back in February 2010.   Since that time, they have managed just 3 draws and lost on 11 occasions.

At home they have just one draw to show for the last seven visits of the table toppers although they will feel it’s a different scenario now that they have moved to a new stadium.

Barcelona are understandably favourites for this clash when one considers their past record against their hosts but they are always going to be close to losing a game as teams plot to thwart their unbeaten start to the new season.

They are currently top of the league with seven wins from seven league games and are ahead of their hosts by six points after the Diego Simeone boys drew a blank in their last match against Leganes.

Barcelona recorded a 3-0 win in their last outing despite having to play behind closed doors and we expect them to take this game more serious than their previous games as Atletico Madrid are also yet to lose in La Liga this season and have won their both of their home games so far.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Atletico Madrid 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Leganes 0-0 Atletico Madrid Sep 30, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Atletico Madrid 1-2 Chelsea Sep 27, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Atletico Madrid 2-0 Sevilla FC Sep 23, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico Madrid Sep 20, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Atletico Madrid 1-0 Málaga Sep 16, 2017 Spanish Primera División

Barcelona 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas Oct 1, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Sporting CP 0-1 Barcelona Sep 27, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Girona 0-3 Barcelona Sep 23, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Barcelona 6-1 Eibar Sep 19, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Getafe 1-2 Barcelona Sep 16, 2017 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona Feb 26, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid Feb 7, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona Feb 1, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid Sep 21, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona Apr 13, 2016 UEFA Champions League


Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera:

December 18, 2017
Leganés 01:00 Real Madrid
Málaga 21:00 Real Betis
December 19, 2017
Levante 21:30 Leganés
December 20, 2017
Getafe 19:30 Las Palmas
Real Sociedad 21:30 Sevilla
December 21, 2017
Eibar 19:30 Girona
Deportivo Alavés 21:30 Málaga
December 22, 2017
Real Betis 19:30 Athletic Bilbao
Espanyol 21:30 Atlético de Madrid
December 23, 2017
Real Madrid 13:00 Barcelona
Valencia 16:15 Villarreal
Deportivo De La Coruña 18:30 Celta de Vigo
January 6, 2018
Atlético de Madrid 13:00 Getafe
Valencia 16:15 Girona
Las Palmas 18:30 Eibar
Sevilla 20:45 Real Betis

Spanish Primera Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Barcelona 16 13 3 0 42 7 +35 42
2 Atlético de Madrid 16 10 6 0 25 7 +18 36
3 Valencia 16 10 4 2 36 16 +20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 9 4 2 30 11 +19 31
5 Sevilla 16 9 2 5 19 19 +0 29
6 Villarreal 16 7 3 6 23 20 +3 24
7 Girona 16 6 5 5 20 22 -2 23
8 Eibar 16 6 3 7 18 28 -10 21
9 Getafe 16 5 5 6 20 16 +4 20
10 Real Sociedad 16 5 5 6 28 28 +0 20
11 Leganés 15 6 2 7 12 14 -2 20
12 Celta de Vigo 16 5 3 8 27 24 +3 18
13 Athletic Bilbao 16 4 6 6 16 19 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 5 3 7 23 29 -6 18
15 Levante 16 3 8 5 15 22 -7 17
16 Espanyol 16 4 5 7 13 21 -8 17
17 Deportivo De La Coruña 16 4 3 9 18 31 -13 15
18 Deportivo Alavés 16 4 0 12 12 25 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 3 2 10 13 28 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 16 3 2 11 13 36 -23 11

Spanish Primera Results

December 17, 2017
Barcelona 4 - 0 Deportivo De La Coruña
Las Palmas 2 - 2 Espanyol
Celta de Vigo 0 - 1 Villarreal
Girona 1 - 0 Getafe
December 16, 2017
Atlético de Madrid 1 - 0 Deportivo Alavés
Eibar 2 - 1 Valencia
Athletic Bilbao 0 - 0 Real Sociedad
December 15, 2017
Sevilla 0 - 0 Levante
December 11, 2017
Espanyol 0 - 1 Girona
December 10, 2017
Villarreal 0 - 2 Barcelona
Levante 1 - 2 Athletic Bilbao
Real Betis 0 - 1 Atlético de Madrid
Real Sociedad 0 - 2 Málaga
December 9, 2017
Valencia 2 - 1 Celta de Vigo
Deportivo De La Coruña 1 - 0 Leganés
Real Madrid 5 - 0 Sevilla
Getafe 0 - 0 Eibar
December 8, 2017
Deportivo Alavés 2 - 0 Las Palmas
December 4, 2017
Girona 2 - 3 Deportivo Alavés

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