Game: Atletico Madrid – Barcelona
Date: 11 January, Saturday 2014 year
Start time: 19:00 GMT
Atletico Madrid hosts Barcelona in the derby of the nineteenth round of Primera Division. Both teams share first place with 49 points, 5 more than third Real Madrid.
Atletico is in great form and amazes everyone with his performance this season. Los Colchoneros have only one loss this season in all competitions – against the other Catalan team – Espanyol. Atletico recording five straight wins in the league Atletico recording five straight wins in the league and in the last match ended in a 1-1 away to Valencia in the match of the Copa Del Rey.
As host Atletico are flawless this season, registering nine wins from nine games in La Liga. In eight of these matches have fallen at least 3 goals and Atletico has scored 33 goals.
Barcelona also is in a good form, though from month and a half Lionel Messi is injured. In his absence Neymar showed its full glory, and Alexis shows good games lately. The good news for Tata Martino, however, that the Messi should be fully ready for the upcoming game of “Vicente Calderon”.
As a host this season Barcelona have 7 wins from 9 games. The only defeat in the league Barca conceded away to Athletic Bilbao (0-1).
Saturday night will face teams in the best form in Spain. On the pitch will be players like Diego Costa, David Villa, Neymar, Messi and Iniesta. This is a guarantee for goals show and expect this to happen.
Facts before match:
Atletico have won 17 of their last 19 matches in La Liga
Barcelona have won 21 of their last 23 matches in La Liga.
Atletico have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last 4 matches in La Liga.
Barcelona have been winning at both half time and full time in 8 of their last 10 away matches in La Liga.
Over 1.5 goals at Half Time 2.30 % or 13/10 in
Over 2.5 goals 1.57 % or 4/7 in