Barcelona – Atletico Madrid BETTING TIPS (07.02.2017)
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Barcelona – Atletico Madrid
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid face each other at the Camp Nou in a game for the second leg of this Copa del Rey (Semi-finals) round after Barcelona’s (1-2) away victory in the first leg. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 5 wins and 4 draws in the last 9 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 21-09-2016, in a match for the Primera División, which ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals were scored by I. Rakitić (41 ‘) for Barcelona and Á. Correa (61 ‘) for Atletico Madrid.
The home team arrives at this second hand with a 1-goal lead after a 1-2 away win in the first leg. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Athletic Club for (3-0). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Barcelona have won 8 and drawn 2. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, having conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 games but their attack has regularly scored , As he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 games for this competition. In his home games there is a tendency to score goals, as in 26 of his last 29 matches there were over 1.5 goals and in 24 of the last 29 there were over 2.5 goals. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: scored the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of those 12 reached the interval in the lead in 11 and managed to always maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘. There has been a highlight in the last 20 home games for all competitions: they have conceded 5 of their 13 goals in the minutes (61′-75 ‘).
The Barcelona set up for this second most rested hand after having achieved a precious away win against Atletico Madrid by 1-2. In the league the Catalans continue in the fight for the first position, nevertheless, the leader Real Madrid has less two matches played. In this decisive game coach Luis Enrique should keep the team in 4-3-3 with Luis Suárez being the most offensive player to rest in the last clash against Athletic Bilbao. It is important to note that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are the best finishers of Barcelona with 16 goals. For this game the home coach can not count on Digne, Andrés Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, injured, and still has Rafinha and Gerard Piqué in doubt.
Analysis Atletico Madrid
After the home defeat in the first leg, the visiting team must recover from a 1-goal deficit in this decisive game as a visitor. The team arrives at this meeting after a victory at home with Leganés for (2-0). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions, Atletico Madrid won 5, drew 3 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, having scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 matches for this competition. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: scored the first goal in 8 of the last 10 games, of those 8 reached the interval in the lead in 4 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 5. There are 1 A period in the last 6 meetings played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 8 goals in the minutes (46′-60 ‘).
The team led by Diego Simeone starts for this game with a very complicated task ahead, since in the first hand lost at home by 1-2. Still, visitors must come into play motivated fruit of the last triumph against Leganés: Fernando Torres was the great hero in pointing the two goals. In this away game the Argentinean coach must play in the usual tactical system, that is, the 4-4-2, with Griezmann and Fernando Torres being the most offensive team reference. Antoine Griezmann is the great highlight of Atletico Madrid with 8 goals and 4 assists. Tiago, Giménez, Oblak and Augusto Fernandez are both injured and can not play in this match.