Tip Atletico Madrid - Barcelona
Barcelona have not lost in any of their last four meetings against Atletico Madrid and even as they prepare for a tour of the capital for this Saturday 14th October clash they will be in bullish mood especially with their fine start to the season. Atletico Madrid are a massive six points behind the Catalan giants and they will view this as an opportunity to close the gap. The hosts have one loss, three wins and a draw in their last five matches and while playing at home they have managed a loss and four back to back wins, with nine goals scored and four conceded in the process. In their last 15 home matches across all competitions, Atletico have lost just thrice and have eight wins in their last 10 home matches. Atletico have lost just two of their last 15 Primera Liga matches at home and are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches at home. Barcelona, on the other hand, are enjoying great form both home and away; they have managed nine straight wins as they prepare for this match. Away from home, their run is only blemished by the single loss suffered at the start of the season, to Real Madrid. They have four straight wins and a loss in their last five away matches and have in the process scored eight goals and conceded three. They have 14 straight wins in the league at home. Head to head, the two sides have faced off 56 times, Atletico Madrid have won 15 and Barcelona 28.
Key points Atletico Madrid - Barcelona
Atletico have gone unbeaten in their last 11 home matches in the league.
Barcelona are on nine straight wins.
Atletico have not won this fixture in the last four meetings.
Conclusion Atletico Madrid - Barcelona
Barcelona are the dominant side in this fixture, not to imply that Atletico are pushovers. The two sides have drawn twice in the last five matches and heading there, either side will be angling for a win. A fair result here is on the match ending in a draw.