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Kick Off: 10/02/2021 15:00
Atletico Madrid will be looking to make it back-to-back wins at the start of their 2021-22 La Liga season when they welcome Elche to Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday evening.
Atletico Madrid are in fourth place in the La Liga standings at the moment and are yet to hit their stride this season. Atletico made a strong to their 2021-22 La Liga title defence, winning four and drawing two of their first six matches. Atletico Madrid edged AC Milan to an important 2-1 victory earlier this week. Before that, they lost 1-0 against Alaves on the road in a La liga match.
FC Barcelona are still unbeaten across six matches, recording three wins and three draws to collect 12 points, which has left them in sixth position in the table. However, they are bottom of their Champions League group, having lost their opening two fixtures 3-0 to Bayern Munich and Benfica. What’s worse, FC Barcelona had an embarrassing 3-0 defeat against Benfica, and failed to have a shot on target for the entirety of the game.
FC Barcelona have so far failed to secure a win against a major team since 2020-21. Atletico Madrid have improved over the past week and will look to make the most of Barcelona's poor form this weekend. Therefore, expect Atletico Madrid to manage a win against the struggling Barcelona.
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