It’s time for another great derby in La Liga because Barcelona welcomes Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou. We will try to be useful to you with our soccer predictions for this week, speaking about this game.
Barcelona made another wrong step in the title race. On Saturday the Catalans visited Celta at the Balaidos and twice got ahead in the scoreline, but the match ended with a 2-2 draw. Luis Suarez’s double was not enough for Barca as Celta fought back with goals from Smolov and Iago Aspas.
Because of Real Madrid’s win against Espanyol on the next day, Barca are now two points behind their main rival for the title. Many pundits in Catalunya think that the title race is now over as Real Madrid are hardly losing any points at the moment. Barcelona must hope for some kind of a miracle at the moment, because they are not playing good.
There’s some bad blood in Barcelona’s dressing room at the moment. According to some reports there have been a fight between the manager Setien and some of the players. It’s not looking good for Barca at the moment.
Atletico Madrid arrive at the Camp Nou in a marvelous shape. Los Colchoneros are in a run of four consecutive wins in the league, which gives them some real confidence before facing Barcelona.
Few days ago Atletico faced Deportivo Alaves at home and celebrated a 2-1 win. This was a historical moment because Diego Simeone became the manager with the bigest amount of wins in the history of the club. He surpassed the legendary Luis Aragones. Right now Atleti are third in the standings with 58 points, moving towards another qualification for the Champions League.
That’s our soccer predictions for this week for the derby between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Is this going to be a game over for Barca’s title ambitions? Or they can make another effort?