Match: Atletico Madrid – Barcelona Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Wednesday, 13 April, 2016
Start time: 19:45 GMT
Atletico Madrid welcome Barcelona to the Vicente Calderon in the second leg of quarter-finals of the Champions League. The game is starting at 19:45 GMT on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. In the first game a week ago, Barcelona took a difficult victory with 2:1.
Atletico Madrid took advantage of the weekend misstep Barcelona after his victory over Espanyol 3:1 lead melt in the upcoming championship rival to 3 points. Upcoming game has nothing to do with the fight in Primera and the boys Diego Simeone will try to erase the deficit by one goal. “Rojiblancos ” will be in this match without the suspended Fernando Torres and injured Tiago, Stefan Savic, and Jimenez.
In the absence of the latter, Lucas Hernandez will continue to partner captain Diego Godin in central defense Atletico Madrid. In search of hits, Diego Simeone will rely on a pattern of play with three forwards in the face of Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, Antoine Griezmann, and Fernando Correa.
Barcelona recorded a surprise defeat in “La Liga” against Real Sociedad 0:1 and as mentioned conceded shorten lead over his pursuers in the standings. The Catalan giants will try to take a big step towards their defense of the trophy in the Champions League.
Luis Suarez gets a break in the visit of Real Sososiedad and now returns to the starting line-up to Barcelona. Uruguayan is a major trump card in the composition of Luis Enrique in order weakest form of Lionel Messi. Argentine star of Barcelona will now hit 362 minutes, which is the worst form his goal with team Barcelona in the last five years.
It has been a while since Atletico beat Barcelona at home for last time. Ironically, it came precisely in the Champions League, namely in April 2014 year. Then Atletico won with 1:0, and just such a result will now send them into the next round. The said meeting proved to be the last success of the Madrid against this opponent.
After the first game at “Camp Nou” a week ago Barcelona were greeted with 7 consecutive wins against this opponent and showed that knows how to defuse it. The second leg will be very different from the first argument. We will see 11 against 11 the problems at Barcelona visits will continue. Atletico will be presented at a decent level and will not lose the rematch.