Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will meet in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup.
The match will be played on Thursday, January 9, 2020, starting at 9:00 pm.
The Catalans start with the first chance, but Simeone certainly won’t give up too easily.
▪️The Catalans are in good shape, being undefeated in the last 11 matches played in all official competitions (7 wins and 4 draws).
▪️Moreover, he suffered only one defeat in the previous 19 games.
▪️Has scored at least 1 goal in 17 of the last 19 official matches.
▪️And this season, the “fantastic dwarf” of Argentina, Lionel Messi, remains the main goalscorer of the team; so far he has scored 15 goals (LaLiga & Champions League).
▪️The previous match he played in 2020 was against Espanyol, in the Catalonia derby; ended the match played at RCDE Stadium (2-2).
▪️Has the morale high after the weekend managed to tie the fourth consecutive victory; Saturday he played at home with Levante in LaLiga and managed to win 2-1, thanks to the goals scored by Felipe and Correa.
▪️Even if he did not score in the previous match, Alvaro Morata remains the main danger for the Catalan defense.
▪️But, as in previous seasons, defense is the strong point for Simeon; in the last 25 games he has conceded only 17 goals.
✔️In 6 of the last 7 direct confrontations the result from the final break was equal.
✔️Barcelona is unbeaten in the last 9 straight meetings (5 wins and 4 draws).
⚽Barcelona – Atletico Madrid probable teams:
▫️Barcelona (4-3-3): Neto – Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba – Vidal, Busquets, by Jong – Messi, Suarez, Griezmann.
▫️Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak – Trippier, Felipe, Gimenez, Lodi – Correa, Herrera, Thomas, Saul – Joao Felix, Morata.
Football Prediction of the Day Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
As in the previous direct confrontations, I think that this time it will be a balanced game of tapping. Therefore, the prognosis I suggest for this match is Pause or Final – Equal.
As we used to, when playing Atletico Madrid we have a closed game, with few opportunities for goal.
Even if they have an enviable offensive force, the Catalans will find it very difficult to get in clear situations to score, Simeone’s players being recognized for the way they manage to crowd the area where the ball is. Therefore, most likely, Atletico Madrid will try to take the match into overtime or possibly penalties.
Bet Tips: PSF X