Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona Free Pick and Betting Lines. Atletico Madrid plays host to the Barcelona squad Saturday Sept 12, 2015 in Stadion Vicente Calderon, in Madrid Spain. Kick off is scheduled for 5:30PM ET.
Match Odds: Atletico Madrid +230 / Barcelona +130 / Draw +220
Over/Under: 2.5 goals
Last Match: Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 3-0 and Barcelona beat Malaga 1-0.
This is a match up of the last 2 winners of La Liga and both have gotten off to solid starts this season. These 2 teams are 2 of the only 4 in league play that have 2 wins in 2 matches.
In the last 8 matches between these 2 premier Clubs Barcelona has won 8 times with 2 draws.
While Barcelona has 2 wins in 2 matches there is still a little concern. The offense of Barca is one that, on paper, is awesome and was last season, but in their first 2 matches they only have 2 goals. Lionel Messi has yet to score in league play and Luis Suárez only has 1 goal.
Messi and Neymar each scored in international duty this week, so maybe that is the park that they need to help launch the Barca attack. Also, in the last 3 goals that Barca has scored facing Atletico Madrid Messi has 2 goals and an assist.
Barcelona is unbeaten in 16 league games with 14 wins and 2 draw.
Barcelona will be a little shorthanded in this match with Dani Alves and Sergi Roberto out with injuries and Gerard Pique out due to a suspension.
Atletico Madrid Last 5 Matches
8/8/15 Real Sociedad 0 Atlético Madrid 2 (Friendly)
8/14/15 Cádiz 0 Atlético Madrid 0 (Friendly)
8/15/15 Atletico Madrid 3 Real Betis 0 (Friendly)
2/22/15 Atlético Madrid 1 Las Palmas 0 (La Liga)
8/30/15 Sevilla 0 Atlético Madrid 3 (La Liga)
Barcelona Last 5 Matches
8/11/15 Barcelona 5 Sevilla 4 (UEFA Super Cup)
8/14/15 Athletic Club 4 Barcelona 0 (Super Cup)
8/17/15 Barcelona 1 Athletic Club 1 (Super Cup)
8/23/15 Barcelona 1 Athletic Club 0 (La Liga)
8/29/15 Barcelona 1 Malaga 0 (La Liga)
Free Soccer Pick
Ateltico Madrid has scored 4 goals in their 2 league matches by 4 different players. They took advantage of a weak back line defense facing Sevilla and really have to take advantage of the fact that Barca is without center-back Pique.
Neither of these clubs have conceded a goal so far on the season, but that will change in this match. I look for Messi and company to break through and score multiple goals.
Barcelona will snap out of their slump big time in this match, as even though they are on the road they will win by a score of 3-0 and keep their dominance over Atletico alive.
Take Barcelona @ Bet365 Sportsbook