Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of La Liga match

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of La Liga match

Barcelona travel to the Wanda Metropolitano to take on Atletico Madrid in a top-of-the-table clash in La Liga.

Ernesto Valverde’s job has come under increasing pressure this season, however, Barcelona have now won their last four successive games coming into the fixture.

Antoine Griezmann is expected to line up against his former club, who have been desperately short in front of goal since his departure with Diego Costa missing through injury.

Diego Simeone’s side trail Barcelona by three points in the table, despite their own indifferent start to the season,

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the game.

Team news

Atletico: Simeone’s side are still hampered by injury, with Stefan Savic, Sime Vrsaljko and Jose Gimenez all missing due to injury, meaning Mario Hermoso and Felipe are likely to start in central defence. Diego Costa is a long-term absentee with a neck injury, however, Joao Felix is in line to start.

Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele is out for Barcelona, meaning Griezmann is almost certain to start against his former club. Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba are both still injured, meaning Sergi Roberto and Junior Firpo should keep their spots at full back. Sergio Busquets will miss the match due to suspension.

Line-ups

Atletico XI: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Hermoso, Saúl; Correa, Herrera, Thomas, Koke; João Félix, Morata

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; Rakitic, De Jong, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann

When is it?

The match is on Sunday 1 December.

When does it kick-off?

The match gets underway at 8:00pm.

How can I watch the match?

The match will be available to watch and stream on Premier Sports 1.

What are the odds?

Atletico to win: 7/2

Draw: 11/4

Barcelona to win: 3/4

Prediction

Barcelona have yet to hit their usual heights this season and the Wanda can often be a fortress for Simeone’s side. However, with Atleti’s defence hit by injury, Barcelona’s recent momentum should see them rise to the occasion and eventually allow their superior quality to shine through.

​Atletico 1-3 Barcelona

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