Barcelona hosts Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou in a key fixture for the title race in La Liga. This is a game from the 35th week of the campaign. Let’s preview it in our football betting tips this weekend. Are you ready to start?
The situation in La Liga is intense at the moment. Atletico Madrid are leading the standings with 76 points while both Real Madrid and Barcelona follow with 74. Four rounds before the end of the season you can see that all of these three teams have chances to win the gold medals.
Barcelona are looking for the win here. During the week the club captain Lionel Messi gathered the team on a lunch in his house trying to boost the players’ morale. In the previous round of the league Barca made a great performance and achieved a crucial 3-2 win during the visit to Valencia. Lionel Messi scored a brace for Los Cules while Antoine Griezmann added one more for the visitors.
Surprisingly Ousmane Dembele didn’t play against Valencia few days ago while Ansu Fati remains sidelined with an injury. We expect to see Messi and Griezmann starting together upfront again.
Atletico Madrid also achieved a win in their latest game in the league. Los Colchoneros faced Elche away from home and scored a very important 1-0 win at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Marcos Llorente scored the only goal in the game after an assist from Yannick Carrasco.
That’s our football betting tips this weekend for the La Liga giant fixture between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on Saturday. This could be an absolutely key game for the title race in the Spanish elite division. We expect to see Barca attacking from the first minute, but you should remember how dangerous Atletico are when counter-attacking. This is going to be a huge tactical battle between Ronald Koeman and Diego Simeone.