Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Preview

August 19, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit RequiredSpanish Super Cup 1st Leg action on Wednesday night comes from The Estadio Vicente Calderón and features Atletico Madrid going up against the mighty Barcelona.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 22:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Preview, Spanish Super Cup 1st Leg, Wednesday 21st August 2013

Atletico Madrid will head into this match confident of putting up a fight having came through their opening game of the new Spanish Primera La Liga season with a comfortable 1-3 victory away against Seville on Sunday night, Diego Costa scoring a brace during that match.

Barcelona completely destroyed Levante in their opening game of the new season 7-0, Lionel Messi and Pedro Rodrigeuz both grabbing a brace each and that sort of result will no doubt have struck fear into the rest of the teams, including wednesday night’s hosts Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Team News

Atletico Madrid Team News:

Coach Diego Simeone could change things for this game and provide some of the players with a well deserved rest having only played on Sunday night, so I would expect to see Léo Baptistão, Martin Demichelis, Adrián, Cristian Rodriguez and possibly Oliver Torres all be included in the starting lineup for this game. Diego Costa will no doubt be wanting to play having scored twice in the weekend victory against Seville and he should also be involved one would imagine.

Barcelona Team News:

Coach Gerardo Martino will also make changes to his side for this game and players like Jordi Alba, Alexandre Song, Bartra, Tello, Iniesta and Neymar could all be handed starting positions for this game. Lionel Messi and Pedro both scored twice in their 7-0 destruction of Levante at the weekend and both players will obviously be looking to be involved during this game as well.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Head to Head Statistics

12/05/13 PRD Atletico Madrid – Barcelona
1 : 2
16/12/12 PRD Barcelona – Atletico Madrid
4 : 1
26/02/12 PRD Atletico Madrid – Barcelona
1 : 2
24/09/11 PRD Barcelona – Atletico Madrid
5 : 0
05/02/11 PRD Barcelona – Atletico Madrid 3 : 0

Who Has The Advantage?

38 previous meetings have taken place between these two clubs, of which Atletico Madrid have won 13, Barcelona have won 19 and there has been 6 draws. Recent results show Barcelona dominating proceedings having won all 5 meetings with Atletico Madrid only managing to score just 3 times compared to Barcelona having scored 16.

Average Goals Per Game?

157 goals have been scored during the previous 38 matches which gives us with an average goals per game statistic of 4.18 which strongly suggests that we should see plenty of goals hit the back of the nets come wednesday night in Madrid.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Recent Form

Atletico Madrid: W L W W W

Barcelona: L W D W W

Atletico Madrid head into this game having won 4 of their last 5 matches where as Barcelona have managed just 3 victories from their last 5. Both sides have only lost 1 game each during these games.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Match Betting Odds Market.

Atletico Madrid are the clear under dogs for this game, despite having home advantage and the better recent form and can be backed at a best price of 4/1 with Betfred – £10 Free Bets, No Deposit Required for New Customers.

The Draw has only happened 6 times from the previous 38 meetings, so doesn’t look a likely outcome here and the odds reflect this with a best price of 14/5 with Sky Bet – £10 Free Bets, No Deposit Required for New Customers could well tempt plenty of interest.

Barcelona started the new season in impressive fashion by hammering Levanted 7-0 and that result will have surely sent shockwaves through every club in the Spanish Primera La Liga as well as Atletico Madrid. So no real surprise to see the online bookmakers making Barcelona the clear odds on favourites to win this game with a best price of 8/11 with Stan James – £10 Free Bets for New Customers currently available.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

The way both of these sides played over the weekend, this game looks certain to contain goals, especially with average goals per game stats of 4.18 and the First Goal Scorer, Last Goal Scorer, Anytime Goal Scorer betting markets looks well worth having an interest in.

Barcelona should win the game as you have to go back to 2010 to find the last time Atletico Madrid managed to beat Barcelona and with the side only having got stronger this season it is going to take an extremely good side to stop Barcelona winning pretty much everything this season when it comes to trophies.

The odds on an away victory aren’t great unfortunately, but they are never going to be when Barcelona are the side in question and although I can see some heavy hitting punters taking the 8/11 on offer, I think the Asian Handicap could be a better choice.

The Verdict

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