Copa Del Rey Quarter Final 2nd Leg – Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Preview

January 27, 2015 | By

Copa Del Rey Quarter Final 2nd Leg – Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Preview, Sports Free Bets, Tips, Predictions, Offers, Promotions, Bet In Play, Live Streaming Info.

Copa Del Rey action on Saturday Night comes from Estadio Vicente Calderon and can be seen Live on Sky Sports 5 HD with a scheduled 20:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Copa Del Rey Quarter Final 2nd Leg – Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Preview

Atletico Madrid may be short of confidence heading into this match as they have lost twice to Luis Enrique’s Barcelona this month and have to face them this Wednesday Night knowing that only a win will secure them a place in the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey. Atletico hosted Rayo Vallecano on the weekend and ran out comfortable 3-1 victors in the end. As they are three points behind Barca in the league I think a win here would give them a psychological advantage for the remainder of the La Liga campaign.

Barcelona are in fine form at the moment and have conceded just once in their last six outings. With Neymar, Messi and Suarez fully fit they seem unstoppable and will fancy their chances when they face Real at the Nou Camp later in the season it what could be the title decider. Luis Enrique’s side will be confident that they can qualify as they have a goal advantage already and just need to ensure they don’t lose when they travel to Madrid on Wednesday Night.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Head to Head Statistics

This game on Saturday Evening will become only the 47th game played between the two clubs over the years of which Atletico Madrid have won 14 whilst Barca have won 21 overall and the remaining 11 games ended all square. Barcelona have had the better of recent fixtures, winning two of the last 5, losing once to Atletico along with 2 draws.

21/01/15 CDR Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 1 : 0
11/01/15 PRD Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 3 : 1
17/05/14 PRD Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 1 : 1
09/04/14 PRD Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona 2 : 1
01/04/14 PRD Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 1 : 1

Atletico Madrid Recent Form

24/01/15 PRD Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano 3 : 1
21/01/15 CDR Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 1 : 0
18/01/15 PRD Atletico Madrid vs Granada 2 : 0
15/01/15 CDR Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2 : 2
11/01/15 PRD Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 3 : 1

Atletico Madrid’s recent form has been mediocre, they have won two of their last five matches, they have also lost two to Barcelona and drawn one against Real Madrid. In that time they have scored 8 goals and conceded 7.

Barcelona Recent Form

2401/15 PRD Elche vs Barcelona 0 : 6
21/01/15 CDR Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 1 : 0
18/01/15 PRD Deportivo La Coruna vs Barcelona 0 : 4
15/01/15 CDR Elche vs Barcelona 0 : 4
11/01/15 PRD Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 3 : 1

Barcelona’s recent form has been flawless, they have won their last 5 matches, scoring an impressive total of 17 goals and have let just a single goal in which was against Atletico Madrid as it happens.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Cristian Ansaldi and Koke are the two players injured for Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone has the rest of his side available and I’m sure they will all be desperate for a starting place to help the side defeat Barcelona for the first time this year. Atletico will play a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Barcelona Team News

Jeremy Mathieu, Thomas Vermaelen, Douglas and Ivan Rakitic are the four players that Luis Enrique will be without for his side’s trip to Madrid on Wednesday. Those four players are out due to respective injuries which leaves Barca a bit light at the back, the away team will play a 4-3-3 formation.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 46 previous meetings between these two clubs over the years there has been a total of 169 goals which produces an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.67.

78 of those goals have been scored in the previous 22 matches played between the two clubs at the Estadio Vicente Calderon, which provides us with an average of 3.55 goals per game.

Both of these statistics seem to suggest that we will see over 3.5 goals scored in this encounter.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Current Betting Odds Market

Atletico Madrid are the slight underdogs heading into this match which isn’t surprising considering their recent head to head results against Barcelona but with so much at stake I expect them to come out and get stuck in to Barca and not let them pass the ball around at will. Bet365 offer the best price for Atletico to win @ 5/2 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

The Draw is the most likely cover bet that will happen in this match. With so much on the line I think both teams will hesitate to throw bodies forward but I do think the game will open up and we will see goals so I suggest covering the scored draw. BetVictor provide the best value for the draw @ 5/2 – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

Barcelona are the favourites heading into this affair which is not a shock as they have beaten Atletico twice in the past few weeks. One thing may be slightly surprising is that Barca are not odds on to win this one. Ladbrokes deliver the best odds for Barca to win @ 6/5 – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

On Saturday Night La Liga holders Atletico Madrid and current 3rd in the La Liga and play host to 2nd place Barcelona in what is a must win game for the home side. With the league seemingly slipping out of their reach Atletico would love to win the Copa Del Rey especially considering that would mean eliminating Real Madrid and Barcelona on the way to the Final.

Barcelona are at their best and will want to capitalize on their good form with plenty of their players ageing it seems as if they could lose the likes of Xavi and Iniesta come the end of this season so they will want to win at least one trophy to bid them farewell. Barcelona have the tie in their control and need to remain calm and keep possession which they are so good at in order to progress to the semi-finals.

My Banker for this game is going to be Atletico Madrid race to 2 goals.

My saver is going to be Atletico Madrid to progress into the next stage of the tournament.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Banker & Saver Tips

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