Will Barcelona be able to increase the points gap with Real Madrid or Will Atletico Madrid surpass the visitors to become the leader of La Liga points table? Both of these questions are going to be answered at the end of 90 minutes in today’s battle at Wanda Metropolitano.
In an earlier game today, Real Madrid were thrashed by Eibar and after this defeat, Los Blancos are on 6th position with 20 points. This defeat of Madrid has provided their counterparts Barcelona and Atletico with a wonderful chance of increasing their points difference with Los Blancos.
After a tremendous start to a new season, Barcelona faced a shocking defeat against Real Betis at Camp Nou. While Atletico Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-2. This defeat of Blaugrana and Roji Blancos has reduced the points difference to only one point between both the clubs.
The two clubs have faced each other on 162 occasions in La Liga. The visitors have won a majority of 73 games while the home side has emerged winners on 50 occasions. The remaining 39 fixtures have ended with both the sides sharing a point each.
Diego Simeone in his 13 meetings has never emerged as winners against Barcelona. Moreover, Roji Blancos couldn’t defeat Blaugrana in their last six meetings in all competitions.
Diego Godin and Juanfran are two players, who are going to be absent from this fixture. Stefan Savic and Santiago Arias are two players that are going to start the game in place of injured key defenders of Atletico.
Barcelona, on the other hand, are going to step on the field with three of their players out from this fixture. Ivan Rakitic is suspended while Thomas Vermaelen and Sergi Samper are suffering from an injury.