Barca vs Atletico Madrid
There will be fireworks when Barcelona and Atletico Madrid face each other at Camp Nou in the La Liga derby. Barca aims to regain top position in the standings, while Los Rojiblancos are eager to revive their title hopes in the league. Quique Setien feels pressure ahead of Tuesday’s match as Barca dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo.
Sergio Busquets returns from suspension, but Frankie de Jong remains in the recovery room. Sergio Roberto should recover in time to face Atletico Madrid, while new Juventus midfielde Arthur is unlikely to feature against Atletico Madrid. Los Rojiblancos have been in a splendid form of late, with the team recording a win in each of their last five league fixtures.
Since the game will be played behind closed doors, we predict that Diego Simeone’s troops are going to hold Barca to a draw. Koke and Stefan Savic are banned for the visitors. Reigning champions Barca have faltered since La Liga restarted, with Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo leaving them two points behind Real Madrid with six games remaining.
Losing this match today will mean Barcelona have surrendered the league to their rival Real Madrid who has not won the league for some time now. Messi will once again go in search of his 700th career goal for club and country as they entertain Atletico Madrid.