Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will kick off on Saturday at 15:00 for the 22 round of the Primera Division. The game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will be the absolute clash in the 22nd round between the leader Barcelona and the runner up Atletico Madrid both having 48 points. The goal difference brings Barcelona on the first place (+36 against +22) and Atletico Madrid on the second. Barcelona is currently the team in form in the Primera Division being unbeaten since the 3rd of October 2015. Atletico Madrid on the other hand was able to keep the pressure on Barcelona but was unable to beat Sevilla in their last game which end in a 0-0 draw. Previous confrontations show that Barcelona clearly is the stronger team; in the last 5 confrontations Barcelona managed to win all of them. The first game in the Primera Division of this season end in a 1-2 victory for Barcelona. We predict Barcelona to beat Atletico Madrid and set a big step towards the clubs 24th Primera Division title. Messi, Suarez and Neymar will be motivated to set new all time records for their club.
Highlighted Player (Dani Alves):
After spending six seasons at Sevilla, Dani Alves joined Barcelona on 2 July, 2008. The pacey footballer is capable of playing as both full back and a right winger and he won a number of trophies with Barca from 2008 to 2016. After winning six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies, he moved to Juventus in the summer of 2016.
He signed a two-year deal with the Bianconeri and he was given shirt number 23. The Brazilian player was born in Juazeiro on 6 May, 1983 and he played seven games for the Brazilian U20 team in the past. Dani Alves made his debut for the senior team on 7 October, 2006, coming as a substitute in a friendly against Kuwait.
In 2007 he won the Copa America trophy with the Selecao and that is considered his biggest success, speaking of his international career. Alves has a contract with Juventus which expires on 30 June, 2018. He joined the Italian giants on a free transfer.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.