Barcelona will play host to Atletico Madrid in La Liga action on Sunday afternoon with kickoff set for 3 p.m. ET. Both teams are tied on points as Madrid sits in third with Barca just barely trailing in fourth. They both trail the top of the table that sees both Real Madrid and Girona at 35 points after just 14 games on the season.
Here’s what you need to know for the match, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Barcelona v. Atletico Madrid
Date: Sunday, December 3
Time: 3 p.m. ET
TV channel: None
Atletico Madrid: +235
Moneyline pick: Barcelona +100
Atletico haven’t been able to get a win over Barcelona since October of 2021, when they logged a 2-0 win in league play over their counterparts. Since then, Barca have won all three meetings between the sides and will look to extend that streak to four.
Barcelona are led by Robert Lewandowski with seven goals and three assists, while the next closest is Ferran Torres with just three goals so far this season. Lewandowski has performed well since joining Barca last season, logging 30 goals through 46 appearances so far.
Atletico Madrid are led by Antoine Griezmann with nine goals, while Alvaro Morata has notched seven in the La Liga campaign so far. They’re coming off a 1-0 win over Mallorca last week in La Liga play, having only lost two throughout the season thus far. Barcelona have only lost once but logged two draws, including a 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano last week.
While the two sides are neck-and-neck in the table, I’m backing Barcelona to get the win at home and jump ahead of Madrid for the time being.