Barcelona host Atletico Madrid at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on Sunday night in La Liga. Both teams are level on points with Atletico above on goal difference occupying the third spot on the league table. Blaugrana have won 6 out of their last 7 home league matches whilst Atleti have lost 2 of their last 4 away matches
Barca are not scoring as many goals per game as they did last season, winning their last 8 games by one goal. Atletico on the other hand, are firing on all cylinders and are on a four game winning streak, managing an impressive 13 goals in their last 4 games.
The last time these two sides met was in April this year where Barca won that game with a slender 1 nil score line. Ferran Torres got the winning goal in the 44th minute in a game that was marred with 10 yellow cards on the day.
Head-to-Head (Since 2010)
Barcelona: 21 Wins
Atletico Madrid: 5 Wins
Draws: 11 Draws
FORM (Last Five Games)
Barcelona: W D W L W
Atletico Madrid: W W W W L
Players to Watch
Joao Felix (Barcelona) – The Portugal international will look to come back and haunt his former side this weekend, with his loan agreement stating that the forward is allowed to play as Barca host Atleti in LaLiga on Sunday. The 24 year old is averaging 0.12 goals, 0.25 assists and 0.37 big chances created per 90 minutes for Barcelona so far.
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – The French international already has 9 goals and 1 assist for his club this season. He is currently Atletico’s in form player with the highest ratings.