Barcelona and Atlético Madrid will clash in a highly anticipated La Liga encounter at Camp Nou on Sunday, December 3, 2023.
Both teams are aiming to secure a crucial victory that could propel them towards the top of the league table.
However, Gavi’s season has ended due to injury. Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen might miss the match due to a back problem, with Inaki Pena ready to step in.
Atletico Madrid: They are without Thomas Lemar and Vitolo due to injuries. Coach Diego Simeone is expected to field a similar lineup to the one that played well against Feyenoord recently.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Pena; Cancelo, Kounde, Araujo, Balde; Pedri, Gundogan, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix.
Atletico Madrid (5-3-2): Oblak; Molina, Witsel, Gimenez, Hermoso, Riquelme; Llorente, Koke, De Paul; Morata, Griezmann.
Head-to-Head and Recent Form
Head-to-Head: In their last five encounters, Barcelona has 3 wins, Atletico Madrid has 1 win, and there's been 1 draw. Their last meeting ended in a 1-0 victory for Barcelona.
Current Form: Barcelona's recent form in all competitions is WLWDW, while Atletico Madrid has shown strong form with LWWWW
Prediction and Betting Tips
Match Prediction: The match is expected to be closely contested as both teams have similar objectives and points, but Barcelona is predicted to edge out a victory with a scoreline of 2-1.
Betting Tips: The odds for a home win are at 1.95, a draw at 3.75, and an away win at 3.70. The prediction for betting is a home win with over 2.5 goals, at odds of 3.30. The correct score prediction is a 3:1 win for Barcelona
Time, Venue, and Where to Watch
Venue and Time: The match will take place at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona, Spain. Kick-off is scheduled for 9pm WAT.
Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez will officiate the game
In Nigeria, fans can watch the match on popular sports channels that broadcast LaLiga matches, such as SuperSport. Live streaming may also be available through various sports apps and websites that have broadcasting rights for LaLiga.