Barcelona will face with Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou today at 19:45(CET).
La Liga’s best attack (79 goals scored) in Barcelona comes up against the division’s best defence in Atlético (19 conceded) in what is traditionally a tight fixture that has seen 3 or fewer match goals in each of the last 12 competitive head-to-heads.
Having scored an average of 2.93 goals per La Liga home match this term, it will come as no surprise that 10 of Barcelona’s 11 home league wins have arrived by a 2-goal margin or more. However, they do have the leakiest home defence of any of the division’s top 5 sides (16 conceded).
A 4-4 draw at Villarreal midweek further solidified Barca’s credentials as 1 of the division’s most entertaining teams, and 46.67% of their league matches have now featured over 3.5 goals. In contrast just 13.33% of Atlético’s La Liga games ended with over 3.5 goals, with 6 of their last 7 featuring under 2.5.
However, the exception was their last away match, where Atlético thumped Alavés 4-0 – their best La Liga away result this season – and with it continued a trend that has seen just 1 side score in the visitors’ last 6 La Liga road trips (W4, L2). Atlético netted 20% of their total away league goal haul in that win, and before that averaged just 1.14 goals per top-flight awayday.