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Bet of the day: Barcelona win and both teams score against Atletico

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | April 5, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Barcelona have won each of last six meetings with Atletico
  • Both teams scored in Barca’s two wins this season
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all set to start

Barca win and both teams score at 7/2 (max stake £20)

The Champions League is back, and to celebrate Coral have picked out a match special from the quarter-final first leg fixture between Spanish giants Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Enhanced odds of 7/2 (maximum stake £20), from 3/1 in the normal market, say that Barca will win and both teams score anytime.

European Cup and La Liga champions Barcelona host Atleti at the Nou Camp for the second time this term, after beating them 2-1 in the league, while they also defeated the capital club by that same scoreline at the Vicente Calderon.

The two teams have also both netted in eight of their head-to-heads in the four seasons prior to this one, meaning these odds on offer are simply too good not to take.

On top of that, Catalan club Barca have beaten Atleti in each of their last six matches.

La Liga 2015/2016 - FC Barcelona v Granada CF

Atleti must face big three once more

Diego Simeone’s men will have to face up to the daunting task of defending against formidable front three Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, who have all scored against them this term.

Barcelona have been in top form for much of the season in all competitions, as they sit top of the Spanish top-flight, in the final of the Copa del Rey and thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on aggregate in the Champions League last 16.

Their recent slip in La Liga, though, may give Atletico some hope of at least scoring, after Barca drew with Villarreal and lost to Real Madrid.

Atleti are just six points off Luis Enrique’s team too, so know that they can test the Catalans especially with the likes of Antoine Griezmann on their books.

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