Atletico Madrid v FC Barcelona (Copa del Rey, 28.01.2015)

Atletico Madrid stated they wouldn’t have even get out on the field if they did not believe it would be possible to overturn the result against Barcelona. The odds however seem to disagree with said statement as Ladbrokes gives Barcelona 1.15 to qualify while Atletico got 5.00.

Barcelona come to Vicente Calderon with a minimal advantage
after they were awarded a controversial penalty five minutes prior to the finish that Lionel Messi converted. Atletico Madrid are unable to win against Barcelona in 12 home matches and the visitors will try to increase said statistics all while hoping either Neymar, Messsi or Suarez if in good form get to score against Oblak or Moya. The hosts will miss Diego Godin in the backline due to suspension and during yesterday’s training Diego Simeone experimented with his starting eleven. Torres and Griezmann started as the forward line, but Koke trained on the sidelines and it is yet unclear whether he will be fit to start in time.
Atletico-Madrid-vs-Barcelona-28-January-2015-prediction
Barcelona are due to travel to Madrid today and chances are Rakitic will be available for selection despite neither he nor Mathieu having the medical leave. Luis Enrique called up Halilovic and Diagne to the first team, but it is yet unclear whether either coach will risk not fielding the best he has at the moment. Lionel Messi is recovering the lost form he had when scoring goals; he now has 7 in the last four matches in all competitions. One of the things Barca have to do to secure the lead is prevent the hosts from scoring early in the game. The visitors are aware Gimenez will be as good in the backline with Miranda as Godin was, but it is still hard to see how Barca could lose this match.

Simeone seems to push for Torres to start, but Mandzukic/Griezmann duo is far more efficient in front of the goal. Luis Suarez sat out Barca’s 6-0 win over Elche, but is tipped to start against Atletico who also won in their last league match against Rayo Vallecano. One of the most popular betting markets is the draw, with 3.40 odds. A Barcelona win has 2.20 odds, an Atletico win 3.20 and both teams to score 1.75. Barca for both halves has 3.30 odds, Atletico 5.20 and a handicap of +1 for Atletico has 1.66 odds, Barca with a -1.0 has 3.80. Messi has 2.25 odds to score, Neymar 2.60 and Suarez 2.90; for Atletico, Mandzukic has 3.10 while Torres and Griezmann both have 3.30 odds to score anytime. We are going to bet 5 units on the wincast market Lionel Messi to score and Barcelona to win with 3.50 odds from Ladbrokes.

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