Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Odds – Tuesday 5th April 2016 – 19:45- BT Sport Europe
Barcelona are at 4/9 with the draw available at odds of 10/3 and Atletico are at 13/2
Betting tips and match preview | UEFA Champions League
Barcelona welcome Atletico Madrid to the Camp Nou in an all Spanish clash in the Quarter Finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The hosts Barcelona come into this match on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in El Clasico on Saturday evening and will be looking to put that result right when they face Madrid’s city rivals Atletico on Tuesday.
They come into this fixture in mixed form, prior to the Madrid defeat they had drawn 2-2 with fourth placed Villarreal but they have won four of their last six and up until Saturday’s defeat they were unbeaten in an incredible 39 matches in all competitions.
They will be looking to build on their excellent 5-1 aggregate win over Arsenal in the last round of matches in the Champions League and they will also be looking to inflict a third defeat of the season onto Atletico. The last time Diego Simeone’s men beat the Catalans was back in 2014 when Atletico progressed to the final of the Champions League, something Barcelona will be keen to prevent happening a second time.
A win would be their 26th against Atletico in 51 meetings, with 11 draws and 14 losses in all competitions.
Third Time Lucky For Atletico
The visitors Atletico Madrid come into this match on the back of a 5-1 thrashing of Real Betis in La Liga, the perfect tonic coming into a game of this magnitude.
Their passage to the Quarter Finals of this competition was nowhere near as smooth as the hosts, with Dutch side PSV pushing them all the way in the two legs, with only a penalty shoot out win allowing Atletico to progress.
They are in excellent form domestically albeit they have had one recent loss against Sporting Gijon which was a huge shock to all of those in La Liga but they have won four of their last six just like Barcelona. They will have kept a close eye on events at the Camp Nou at the weekend and will know that this Barcelona side can be beaten.
A win would see Atletico register their first win in 7 attempts against the Catalans and they will be keen for history to repeat itself as their last win was also a 1-0 victory in the Champions League. This ensured their progression to the final of the competition where they narrowly lost to bitter rivals Real Madrid.
Barcelona have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six fixtures. Atletico head into this fixture with a record of one loss, one draw and four wins in their last six matches.
Both teams are 11/10 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Barcelona are Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at 3/1 with Neymar at 4/1. For Atletico Antoine Griezmann is at 7/1 with Luciano Vietto and Fernando Torres at 10/1.
The last time these two sides met in the Champions League Atletico won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 14/1.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Griezmann to score first @ 7/1
Tip 2 – Barcelona to win 2-1 @ 5/1