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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting Preview: European champions to record narrow win

posted by David Nugent
Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting Preview: European champions to record narrow win

The two top teams in La Liga Barcelona and Atletico Madrid clash in the quarter-final of the Champions League on Tuesday night at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg

Kick-off 19:45

Live on BT Sport Showcase / BT Sport Europe / BT Sport Europe HD

European champions Barcelona face a test of character as they face La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday night. Luis Enrique’s sides 39-match unbeaten run in all competitions was ended by arch-rivals Real Madrid on Saturday night, as the men from the capital triumphed 2-1 at the Nou Camp.

However, Barcelona have been in good form in Europe’s elite competition, having won their last six games in the Champions League. Luis Enrique’s team have also recorded six straight wins against Atletico Madrid in all competitions.

The home win can be backed at odds of 8/15 with Coral to make it seven straight wins over the club from the capital.

Atletico have enjoyed another fine campaign at home and in Europe. Diego Simeone’s team are now just six points behind Barcelona in La Liga. Atleti are in fine form having won six of their last seven games in all competitions.

In the Champions League they are undefeated in their last six games and have been difficult to score against, having kept five clean sheets in their last six games in the Champions League.

One of the stars of Atletico’s campaign has been French forward Antoine Griezmann, who has scored four times this season in Europe. The former-Real Sociedad forward is available at odds of 10/3 with Boylesports to score at any time during the game.

If you cannot separate these two teams, the draw can be backed at odds of 10/3 with SkyBet.

Big Tip

This is a difficult game for Barcelona and could very much prove to be a banana skin. Despite Barcelona’s record in front of goal, my big tip is to bet on the under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5 with BetVictor, as Atletico are just so well organised in defence.

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