LaLiga 2022-23: FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Jimit Bhavsar

April 22 2023
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

The league leaders host the Los Colchoneros on Sunday in the Spanish top flight

The league leaders FC Barcelona are looking to reel back from a draw against Getafe. As of the current standings, FC Barcelona are 11 points clear of second place Real Madrid. The Catalonia side are struggling to find back their form after losing 4-0 against Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid on the other hand are doing quite well. Diego Simeone’s team is third in the LaLiga table and are just two points behind Real Madrid.

Also Read: FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: Everything you need to know about

Kick-off :

Sunday, 23-04-2023, 2:15 pm (GMT)

Sunday, 23-04-2023, 7:45 pm (IST)

FC Barcelona Form ( All Competitions): W L L D D

Atletico Madrid Form ( All Competitions): W W W L W

Players To Watch

FC Barcelona: Robert Lewandowski

The Polish striker is one of the best strikers of our generation. Lewandowski is the ideal striker ever since FC Barcelona and Luis Suarez parted ways. Robert Lewandowski has been in red hot form ever since joining FC Barcelona. In 37 appearances for FC Barcelona throughout all competitions, Lewandowski has amassed 34 goal contributions. He has scored 27 goals and has 7 assists. Lewandowski is not in his best form right now but he has scored 17 goals in 29 La Liga appearances. If anyone were to end up on the scoresheet against Atletico Madrid, it’s likely to be Robert Lewandowski.

Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann

The French forward played at several years for Atletico Madrid and made quite a name for himself. Griezmann showed an incredible run of consistency for France as well especially during the 2018 World Cup. However his decision to join FC Barcelona went south as Griezmann struggled and underperformed. Ever since his return to Atletico Madrid , Griezmann has 11 goals and 8 assists in 29 La Liga matches. Griezmann scored a brace in Atletico’s previous match against Almeria to snatch the three points.

Match Facts

  • FC Barcelona have not lost a La Liga at Camp Nou against Atletico Madrid since 2006.
  • Atletico Madrid are in great form winning their last six LaLiga games.

Team And Injury News

FC Barcelona have a decent team on paper however they are lacking some crucial players. Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie De Jong, and Pedri are suffering from a hamstring Injury.

Los Rojiblancos on the other hand are missing out on former Barcelona striker, Memphis Depay and their defender Stefan Savic.

Head-to-head Stats

Matches: 57

FC Barcelona: 29

Atletico Madrid: 13

Draws: 15

Predicted Line-ups :

FC Barcelona Predicted Line-up (4-3-3-) :

Ter Stegen, Alba, Kounde, Araujo, Roberto, Gavi, Busquets, Kessie, Balde, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Atletico Madrid Predicted Line-up (5-3-2) :

Oblak, Molina, Witsel, Gimenez, Hermoso, Ferreira, De Paul, Koke, Llorente, Correa, Griezmann

Match Prediction for FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid:

Despite what history says, Atletico Madrid are likely to win against FC Barcelona. With Xavi’s side looming from injuries and still lacking consistency, Atletico Madrid can defeat them.

Prediction: FC Barcelona 1-2 Atletico Madrid


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