Betting. Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona [26.02.17] : los Colchoneros take sweet revenge

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Betting. Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona [26.02.17] : los Colchoneros take sweet revenge

La Liga

Matchweek 24


Bet: Total Goals by Home Team over 1

Atletico Madrid were not as impressive and consistent as the sports betting companies expected them to be before the start of the season. However, Los Colchoneros’ last results show they are able to make a stir this season. Due to their 3 consecutive wins Simeone’s side moved close to the leaders in La Liga standings. They now sit on the 4th position with a 7-point deficit from Real Madrid. Besides, as the sports betting experts assumed, this midweek Madrid got a convincing away win (4-2) over Leverkusen in the Champions League.

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Barcelona are traditionally considered to be one of the main favorites in all competitions, but Catalans’ recent performances have shaken sports betting markets’ confidence. After being humiliated in the Champions League fixture against PSG in Paris (0-4), Blaugrana got an unconvincing victory (2-1) over Leganes in Primera. Despite sitting on the second position and keeping the chances to win the title in La Liga, the betting experts think Luis Enrique are unlikely to remain Barca’s coach for the next season.

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While choosing a bet it’s worth keeping in mind the fact that Barcelona have recently overcome Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final. After winning at Calderon (2-1), Barca held Madrid to a draw (1-1) at Camp Nou. This match is a good opportunity for los Colchoneros to take revenge on the Catalans and to come nearer to them in the Primera table. Before giving betting tips we should mention that Oblak and Godin are likely to start for the hosts, while Juanfran, Tiago and Fernandez remain injured. At the same Barca will definitely miss Vidal, while Mascherano is a doubt.

Despite Atletico’s morale-boosting victory and Barcelona’s ignominy in the Champions League, the bookmakers give preference to the away team: Atletico Madrid – 3,00, Draw – 3,50, Barcelona – 2,38. It is recommended to bet on “Double Chance: Atletico Madrid or Draw” (1,61). Apart from that, there is a good option “Total Goals by Home Team over 1” (1,78). The bet “Both Teams to Score” is also worth your attention.