Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid : Atletico Madrid play host to Barcelona on Saturday at Wanda Metropolitano as they seek a victory that could take them to the top of the Primera Division table.
Through the opening 12 matches of the season, the Spanish top flight is shaping up to be one of the most open in recent memory, with five teams separated by just three points heading into the weekend and Real Madrid lurking only one further back.
Diego Simeone’s side surprisingly pinched the title from the Clasico giants in 2013-14, and if they can overcome Barca at the weekend, it would fuel hopes that they might do so once again this term.
|Game||Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona|
|Date||Saturday, November 24|
|Time||7:45pm GMT/2:45pm ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV CHANNEL||ONLINE STREAM|
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be streamed online via Eleven Sports but is not available on TV.
|UK TV CHANNEL||ONLINE STREAM|
Squads & Team News
|POSITION||ATLETICO MADRID PLAYERS|
|Defenders||Godin, Luis, Arias, Savic, Juanfran, Hernandez, Vitolo, Gimenez, Solano, Munoz|
|Midfielders||Thomas, Koke, Niguez, Correa, Lemar, Rodri|
|Forwards||Griezmann, Kalinic, Costa, Garces|
Diego Simeone’s men are built around their robust defensive line, but for Saturday’s fixture they face the prospect of being without Diego Godin and Juanfran from their usual back four, while Jose Maria Gimenez is also injured.
There were concerns over Diego Costa earlier in the week, but he appears to have overcome his foot complaint and should take full part.
Possible Atletico Madrid starting XI: Oblak; Arias, Savic, Hernandez, Filipe Luis; Lemar, Saul, Rodri, Koke; Griezmann, Diego Costa
|Goalkeepers||Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Ezkieta|
|Defenders||Pique, Semedo, Lenglet, Alba, Chumi, Umtiti, Vermaelen|
|Midfielders||Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho, Arthur, Rafinha, Roberto, Vidal, D. Suarez, Samper, Alena|
|Forwards||L. Suarez, Dembele, Malcom, Munir, Messi|
Ernesto Valverde will be without the suspended Ivan Rakitic for this encounter, but there is more positive news with the return to training of Samuel Umtiti.
The France international centre-back, however, faces a fight to break up the Gerard Pique-Clement Lenglet partnership that has formed in recent times.
Barca should benefit from the fact that their South American stars, Luis Suarez, Arthur and Philippe Coutinho, all played their international football in Europe during the break, while Lionel Messi continued his hiatus from Argentina duty.
Possible Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
Betting & Match Odds
Atletico Madrid are underdogs, according to, bet365, who offer odds of 2/1 on them winning. Barcelona can be backed at a price of 11/8, while a draw is 23/10.
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