Football Tips: Make no mistake with our 42/1 Atletico v Barcelona Bet Builder

Paddy's football trader Emmet O'Keefe is on the ball as two of La Liga's biggest sides meet.

Luis Suarez Atletico Madrid

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With manager Ronald Koeman on the verge of leaving the club and Barcelona fresh off a humiliating 3-0 loss to Benfica in midweek, this looks a great opportunity for Diego Simeone’s side to take advantage. Atletico Madrid’s form has been inconsistent this season with a 1-0 defeat in Alaves and consecutive 0-0 home draws against Porto and Athletic Bilbao showing clear signs of a team struggling in front of goal.

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Atletico Madrid to win

However, Simeone has more quality options at his disposal in attack than Koeman with Antoine Griezmann scoring off the bench in midweek in Milan and he should take some of the goalscoring burden off Luis Suarez who may be showing signs of decline at age 34. I would expect Atletico’s attack to improve as the season goes on and as always with a Simeone side, Atletico won’t lack for unity and tactical organisation which is more that can be said about their opponents on Saturday.

Barcelona are winless through three away matches in both the Champions League and La Liga and I don’t expect that to change this weekend. Atletico to Win gets us underway.

Memphis Depay to have 1 or More shots on target

Only Karim Benzema is averaging more shots per game than Depay in La Liga, and the Dutch star had 5 shots on target in Barcelona’s last La Liga outing against Levante. Memphis Depay to have 1 or More shots on target is a smart play.

Eric Garcia to be carded

Former Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has not exactly got off to a flying start to his time at the Camp Nou with two red cards in his first 6 matches. Paddy’s price looks a fair one here in a tough matchup for the Barcelona defenders against Suarez, Griezmann and company. Eric Garcia to be carded feels like a great play.

Jose Maria Gimenez to be carded

Gimenez has been booked three times in Atletico’s first five league matches and won’t have it easy on Saturday against Depay and pacey young attacker Ansu Fati. Jose Maria Gimenez to be carded rounds us off.

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Atletico to win
Memphis Depay to have 1 or More shots on target
Eric Garcia to be carded
Jose Maria Gimenez to be carded

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