EUROPE’S biggest game of the weekend is Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (7pm) and hopefully there will be goals galore.
The sides are locked at the top of La Liga with Real Madrid three points back. So it’s a night to have a punt, crack open a bottle of San Miguel and enjoy.
Diego Costa has netted in all nine home league games so will be the man to watch for Atletico as usul while Lionel Messi came off the bench after a two-month injury absence to net twice against Celta Vigo in midweek and is 7-4 (various) to hit the opener.
The last nine meetings at Vicente Calderon have seen both score. That’s the call at 11-20 at McBookie with over 3.5 goals having a chance at 7-4.
Atletico v Barcelona stats (from Oddschecker)
Barcelona have won three of the last four at Atletico Madrid by a 2-1 scoreline. A score on offer at 17-2 with BetVictor.
The last two between these two have been a draw. The draw is best priced at 13-5 with Stan James.
Barcelona have won nine and drawn three of their 12 away games this season. They’re best priced at 6-5 with bet365 for the win.
Atletico have won 13 and drawn one of their 14 home games this season and are available at 5-2 with Coral for the win.
Diego Costa has scored 23 goals in 21 games for Atletico this season and is 5-1 to score first with Betfred and is 11-8 to score anytime with Boylesports. Costa has scored in Atletico’s last 11 home games in La Liga/Champions League.
Pedro has scored seven in his last 11 games for Barca and is best priced at 2-1 with William Hill to score at anytime.
Costa to score
(13-5, Stan James)
Over 3.5 goals