Barcelona recorded a number of unsatisfactory results, which were even disappointing in the last few weeks before the international break yesterday, fortunately they could still survive at the top of the standings. However, the Catalan giants must be able to return to a positive trend if they want to stay on the throne, because they are currently just one point ahead of the 3 teams below, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Deportivo Alaves.
Interestingly, Barcelona will face Atletico Madrid in the 13th Jornada this weekend. This super big match will take place on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
As we said, Barcelona is only one point ahead of the three teams below, including Atletico Madrid who are in 3rd place with 23 points. Interestingly, the match will take place at home to Atleico Madrid, which of course makes Diego Simeone’s squad more favored to win. Because, they are always able to perform brilliantly at home. It was not only seen from their position in the standings, but also the statistics of the last five games without being beaten and winning 4 wins between them.
Meanwhile Barcelona, as we said through the last few games with a series of disappointing results. In fact, while playing at home to Real Betis before the international break yesterday, Barca lost 3-4. However, Ernesto Valverde’s landing squad must win in order to maintain a position at the top of the standings.
Head to head Matches – Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona:
03-03-18 Barcelona 1 – 0 Atletico Madrid
10/14/17 Atletico Madrid 1 – 1 Barcelona
2/26/17 Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona
07/02/17 Barcelona 1 – 1 Atletico Madrid
01/02/17 Atletico Madrid 0 – 2 Barcelona
Atletico Madrid’s Last 5 Matches:
11/11/18 Atletico Madrid 3-2 Athletic Bilbao
11/11/18 Leganes 1 – 1 Atletico Madrid
10/31/18 Sant Andreu 0 – 1 Atletico Madrid
10/28/18 Atletico Madrid 2 – 0 Real Sociedad
10/25/18 Dortmund 4 – 0 Atletico Madrid
Barcelona’s Last 5 Matches:
11/11/18 Barcelona 3 – 4 Real Betis
04/11/18 Rayo Vallecano 2 – 3 Barcelona
11/11/18 Leonesa 0 – 1 Barcelona
10/28/18 Barcelona 5 – 1 Real Madrid
10/25/18 Barcelona 2 – 0 Inter
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak, Filipe Luis, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez, Juanfran, Angel Correa, Thomas, Lemar, Victor Vitolo, Koke, Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa.
Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Nelson Semedo, Sergio Busquet, Ivan Rakitic, Malcom, Philipe Coutinho, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez.