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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Tips - Back Atletico to triumph at home

  • La Liga Week 8 fixture will be held at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday (20:00 BST)
  • Atletico lost at Alaves in the previous round
  • Barcelona beat Levante in their last La Liga match
  • The last meeting between Atletico and Barcelona ended in a goalless draw
Antoine Griezmann
Atletico Madrid will try to add to Barcelona's woes this season. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)
The big game of the weekend in Spain sees champions Atletico Madrid host Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Barcelona’s financial plight has been well documented and they sunk to a new low in the Champions League this week, getting thumped 3-0 to Benfica in Lisbon.

It seems only a matter of time before Ronald Koeman becomes the fall guy for years of mismanagement and he couldn’t have asked for a tougher assignment this weekend, especially as he will be without attacking options Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Aguero and Martin Braithwaite.

Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann both scored in Atletico’s 2-1 win over AC Milan in midweek and should line up in a strike force that will haunt the powers that be at the Catalan giants.

Diego Simeone’s men suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Alaves last weekend but they have lost just three home games in three years in the league, and hovering just below the even money mark look a good bet to rub further salt into Barca’s wounds.

Verdict

Back Atletico here in what could be the final act of Ronald Koeman’s time in charge at the Camp Nou.

Best Bet: Atletico Madrid Winner @-109.89 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
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