Atletico vs. Barcelona: Time, Channel, Odds & Prediction

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In an ironic twist, Barcelona can wrap up another La Liga title on Sunday when they travel to Madrid to take on third-placed Atletico. It was just last year that Atletico clinched a memorable championship by earning a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou in a winner-take-all match in the season’s final week.

Barcelona, which owns a four-point lead over Real Madrid,  also earned a trip to the Champions League final in midweek, keeping its hopes alive for an impressive treble.

The final two fixtures were in doubt up until yesterday, but a court decision was made to suspend the impending players strike that would have prevented the final two games from being played.

Barcelona has won its last five La Liga matches and didn’t concede a goal in any of them.

The Basics

Who:

Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona

What:

La Liga Gameweek 37

When:

Sunday, May 17

Where:

Vicente Calderon in Madrid, Spain

Time:

1:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 19:00 local time

Channel:

beIN Sports (US) (Simulcast coverage)/Canal+ Liga (Spain)/For those looking for the channel in your home country, click here

Odds:

Atletico Madrid +350, Barcelona -140, Draw +275

Heavy’s Pick

Though Luis Suarez might miss the match, Barcelona not only have enough firepower to get past Atletico, it has all the motivation in the world to do so. With Atletico already in the Champions League (despite having not clinched automatic yet), expect Barcelona to get the result it needs. Barcelona 3-1.


Stats You Need to Know

Scouting Atletico Madrid

Record: 23-5-9, 3rd (77 points)
Coach: Diego Simeone, 3rd season
Goals Per Game: 1.86
Clean Sheets: 18
Leading Goal Scorer: Antoine Griezmann, 22
Assist Leader: Koke, 10
Card Leader: Gabi, 12 yellow cards, 1 red card


Scouting Barcelona

Record: 29-4-3 1st (90 points)
Coach: Luis Enrique, 1st season
Goals Per Game: 2.97
Clean Sheets: 22
Leading Goal Scorer: Lionel Messi, 40
Assist Leader: Messi, 18
Card Leader: Javier Mascherano, 8 yellow cards, 1 red card


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