Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

Barcelona are hosting Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou in Barcelona on the 8th of May 2021 Saturday at 19:45 IST. The flag-end of the La Liga is getting intense with three potential title contenders in for a shout. The biggest match left in the La Liga is this one with a winner who goes on to win the title aspect looming large over the match given Real Madrid drop points. 

Barcelona Form & Team News

Barcelona are the third-placed team in La Liga this season with 74 points from 34 games. They are tied on points with Real Madrid who are also on 74 points. So it is a three-way race for the title this season from here on. Every match that these sides play will have its own theories and could change the complexion of the league. Barca have won 23 games while losing just six games in the process. They have scored the most number of goals this season netting in as many as 80 goals so far. Barca after the horrific last season have come back strongly under the able management of Ronald Koeman and co. They have already won the CDR and if all foes well they can win a league double at the end of this season. 

Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati and Philip Coutinho are the three players likely to miss the next match against Atletico Madrid. Koeman has looked at control barring a certain number of matches where the combinations and selection could’ve been a bit better. Lionel Messi is aging like wine and is an unstoppable force to reckon with. He has netted the most number of goals in the league and also has the highest number of assists for his side. Griezmann is looking like his old self and could well turn into an icon in the coming seasons. The youngsters have all fitted like fish to water and are becoming world-beaters in their own rights. 

Atletico Madrid Form & Team News

Atletico Madrid are the number One placed team in the La Liga presently as it has been for most of the season. They have a two-point lead over second and third-placed Real Madrid and Barcelona teams with 76 points from 34 matches. They have won as many as 23 games in the process losing only on four occasions in that. They have also conceded the least number of goals for any team in La Liga this season just giving away 22 goals. Simeone’s men were favourites to win the title for the most part of the season and they had a big lead of points from the other teams. They have managed to drop a few crucial points in between which has helped the cause of some other teams to really have a say from here on and also potentially topple the table-toppers from that position. 

Renan Lodi is the only player missing out from the Atletico Madrid squad for the crucial Barca game away. Diego Simeone is only just a little steps away from winning the league which by the context of the season has looked more or less Atletico’s from start. They need to capitalize on this game and if they can break the Barca momentum, they are most likely going to win the La Liga this year. Former Barca icon Luiz Suarez has come in a storm and performed to his fullest in the Atletico squad. The defence will probably have a major say in this fixture against the marauding attack of Barca. 

Odds by Casumo

Barcelona are favourites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.83 odds while Atletico Madrid is placed at 4.50. The odds for a draw is 3.60.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Even though Atletico Madrid are the first-placed team, Barcelona are back to playing their best football. The momentum is with the home side but Simeone’s men are known for their fight and we can expect nothing less from them on Saturday. Barca’s goal-scoring prowess is also a big factor because Atletico usually plays a defensive game, this match should have nothing short of a tactical masterclass for either side to win.

Tip 1: Total Goals over 2.5

Six of the last six matches that Barcelona have played across competitions have had the total goals to be over 2.5. While playing at home, Barcelona have had three of their last four matches where the total goals have been over 2.5. In La Liga, Barcelona have seven of the last eight matches where the condition was satisfied. In the case of Atletico Madrid, two of the last four matches played across competitions, have had the total goals to be over 2.5. Playing away, one of their last two games have also had the total goals to be over 2.5. Out of their last three head to head matches in La Liga, two matches had the total goals to be over 2.5. So it’s quite likely the match will have over 2.5 goals. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for the total goals to be over 2.5 is 1.80.

Tip 2: Both teams to score

In the last five matches played by Barcelona across competitions, four have had both teams scoring. While playing at home, three of the last four matches Barcelona have played across competitions have had both teams scoring. In La Liga, Barcelona had seven of the last eight matches where both teams scored. One of the last two matches Atletico Madrid have been part of have had the above condition being satisfied. In the last three matches played away by Atletico Madrid, they had two where the condition is satisfied. In La Liga, this season, one of the last two matches Atletico Madrid was part of have turned out to have both teams scoring. Two of the last three head to head matches between the two sides also had yielded the condition as mentioned above, so it’s most likely both teams might end up scoring. The odds for Both Teams to score according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.67.


A potential title decider on the cards in Camp Nou on Saturday. Barcelona have the aces but Simeone’s side cannot be counted out as well. Messi and Suarez in Camp Nou is a usual sight in recent years but this time friends turn foes on the pitch to battle out for the La Liga title. Summarising on a couple of bets from above:

  1. Total Goals over 2.5 @1.80
  2. Both teams to score @ 1.67

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