Let’s head out to the Camp Nou in Barcelona where the Catalan giants will face Atletico Madrid in a match from the 23th round of La Liga. Stay with us and our correct football prediction.
For Barca that’s a great opportunity to win and reach the Top 4 again. The Catalans are currently 5th in the standings with 35 points, but just one point behind the 4th Atletico. You can see why this derby is so important for both teams.
Barcelona made two big deals in the last few days of the January transfer window. Los Cules reinforced their attack as they signed Wolves’ Adama Traore and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Don’t be surprised if you see both of them playing against Atletico on Sunday.
Barca’s head coach Xavi still can’t use some of his players. Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Sergi Roberto remain sidelined. Meanwhile it’s not clear what will be done with Ousmane Dembele after his refusal to leave the club.
Atletico Madrid will try to keep their place in Top 4 against Barca. This will be the first time when Diego Simeone and Xavi will face each other as coaches. Simeone is having a much bigger experience of course, but Xavi is showing some promise so far as well.
Before the international break Atletico Madrid showed heart and secured a difficult, but important 3-2 win against Valencia at home. Los Colchoneros were two goals behind against Los Che, but still managed to turn the game around. Matheus Cunha scored the first goal for Atleti while Angel Correa and Hermoso guaranteed the three points for the hosts.
Antoine Griezmann and Marcos Llorente are still healing their injuries in Atletico’s camp. It’s not clear if they are going to play against Barca.
That’s the correct football prediction for the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on Sunday. It’s one of the biggest games in Spanish football. Are you going to watch?