Odds shown as:

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Tips: Savic to find the book against Barca

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Tips: Savic is 2/1 for a card
Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Tips: Savic is 2/1 for a card

The Saturday’s cynosure of the footballing action from the continent comes via Spain as Barcelona lockhorns with Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou.

This fixture will have huge ramifications at the helm of the league. Barca are currently two points of the pace sitting in third making victory here absolutely essential if they are going to stand any chance of winning the league. The bookmakers fancy them to secure the lion's share of the spoils here as well, pricing them around 3/4 here implying they have a 57% of victory, however, Ronald Koeman’s side have won just 45% of their games when priced as such. The visitors are priced at 7/2- implied probability of 22% - but Atleti have only won 13% of their games when priced accordingly. Therefore, you could argue the value is with the draw here. 

There are not any fresh injury concerns for Barca since their victory over Valencia. Despite the fact that Ousmane Dembele is fully fit and available for the hosts, he was an unused substitute vs Los Che and that is probably where he will remain for this one as Antoine Griezmann continues up front alongside Lionel Messi. Elsewhere, Ronald Araujo should get the nod over Oscar Mingueza and slot in on the right side of a back three. 

As for Atleti, Diego Simeone does not have many injuries to contend with. Jose Gimenez is a doubt, however, is still expected to start given the magnitude of the fixture. The visitors are expected to deploy a 3-5-2 formation with Yannick Carrasco and Kieren Trippier providing the width and Angel Correa should partner Luis Suarez uptop on his return to the Camp Nou. 

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Tips

Today's football tips

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Odds

Savic to be carded
Odds correct as of 2021-05-07 16:50 Odds subject to change.

With 14 cards to his name, no player in the league has racked up more bookings then Atlei’s Montenegrin centre back Stefen Savic. Equally impressive to his cynically high total is the fact that he has only made 30 domestic appearances this campaign meaning he has almost averaged a card every two games! For 43 appearances for club and country, in all competitions, Savic has picked up 18 yellows and one red card.  

In terms of defensive output, he is not one of Simeone’s top men as his averages of 1.3 tackles and 0.9 fouls per game are pretty average. His cumbersome and robust nature does exaggerate his tackles which is why they rarely go unpunished. Savic has only picked up one card in his last five league appearances which by his standards is a concern, however, it is worth noting that he has played four games vs the league's top four sides - Real Madrid, Sevilla and Barcelona - and he was booked in all of them!  

In terms of price, William Hill’s 2/1 is the best available as the same bet is as short as 10/11 elsewhere. It also does not hurt that Sunday’s referee is Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz, the Spanish whistleblower who has brandished an average of 4.69 cards per game in La Liga this season.

Football odds
Under 2.5 goals
Odds correct as of 2021-05-07 16:50 Odds subject to change.

Simeone should have had this league title wrapped up already given the position his side were in at the beginning of February; ten points clear with a game in hand. However, Los Colchoneros appear to have tired as the season reached its business end.

They have had a few injuries to key players at crucial moments but it should not come as a surprise to see that Barca and Real Madrid have caught them as they have now failed to win in eight of their last 15 games. Therefore, the visitors will be keen to keep this one as tight as possible and protect their slender lead at the top of the league. 

All five of Atletico Madrid’s La Liga games vs fellow top four sides have seen two or fewer goals. As for Barca, three of their five big games have seen this bet land, only their two games vs Real Madrid saw three or more goals. 

Savic Card, Under 2.5 Goals and De Jong 1+ Shot on Target
Odds correct as of 2021-05-07 16:50 Odds subject to change.

Using Paddy Power's ‘Same Game Multi’ feature you can combine these selections with Frenkie De Jong to register a shot on target at odds of 22/1. De Jong is enjoying more attacking freedom as he starts in a midfield three alongside Pedri and Busquets. The Dutchman has registered four shots in his last three starts there as this bet has landed in two of those games. 

Best of luck if you are backing any of these selections and please remember to gamble responsibly. 

Free betting offers
Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD Promo code: 30FB • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins on Big Bass Bonanza, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
Get £35 In Free Bets
#AD Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org