arcelona take on Atletico Madrid this afternoon with two pre-season title contenders now vying for a place in the top four.
While a league game in February may seem like a relatively low-key affair for a club of Barcelona’s stature, their meeting with Atletico could prove crucial in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League. .
Currently, Xavi’s side are a point and a place behind the La Liga champions in fourth and a win could lift them to the Champions League places for the first time in months.
Since winning the league, Atletico have struggled in what looks like the toughest season of Diego Simeone’s modern era. With the underside at its usual best, drama could replace the kind of quality we’ve seen before.
Date, time and place of kick-off:
The La Liga match is scheduled to kick off at 15:15 GMT on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
Barcelona’s Camp Nou will host the game.
Where to watch Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid
TV channel: The match will be shown on LaLiga TV.
Direct: Fans will be able to watch via a live stream via the LaLiga TV app.
Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid Team News
Prediction Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid
Atletico will surely be looking to sit deep in order to retain their place in the top four. Although they aren’t quite the same defensive wall as they were a few years ago, Barcelona’s rather brutal attack could lead to a close game.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Barcelona win: 96
Atletico Madrid wins: 67