Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 2016 Preview And Prediction
Barcelona were unstoppable last year. Coming off a 2014-15 campaign where they won the treble, all signs pointed to them repeating that exact same triumph. And then they ran out of gas. Messi, Suarez and Neymar would not rest. They would play every minute of every game for both club and country, flying back and forth between Spain and South America for nearly 18 straight months. It finally caught up with them and when it did they were handed the worst possible task a tired team could ask for; Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Odds On William Hill
Keep in mind that the only club that has been able to knock Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League in the last three season's has been Real Madrid; a bitter pill indeed. But everyone else has fallen to them. Even for mammoth clubs like Bayern Munich and Juventus, Atleti are a team to be avoided. This Wednesday they have another showdown with the Catalans.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Prediction
There are only a few times a season that Barcelona will be out for revenge. and there will be fewer occasions where we will get them at this price at the Nou Camp.
And though the last time they met it was Diego Simeone's side who conquered, this matchup has been heavily tilted the other way in most recent history. In fact of all the big sides that Atleti go to war with, Barcelona are the one who has their number. Before winning in the 2nd leg of last season's Champions league quarterfinal, Atletico had lost 7 straight matches to Messi and co.
For any club to beat Atletico Madrid 7 straight times is a monumental achievement, even for the mighty Barcelona. Atletico are quite possibly the most difficult opponent to breakdown in all of world football. In 266 games under Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid have kept 141 clean sheets. But it seems that MSN have figured out to unlock them.
How do Messi, Suarez and Neymar fare against Atleti's great defensive record
In 30 career games vs Atletico Madrid, Lionel Messi has scored 25 goals and has a 19-5-6 record. Messi is available at Even money to score at William Hill.
In 7 career games vs Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez has scored 4 goals and has a 6-0-1 record. Suarez is also available at Even money to score at William Hill.
In 14 career games vs Atletico Madrid, Neymar has scored 14 goals and has a 7-5-2 record. Neymar is available at +140 to score at William Hill.
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